Corporate law and intellectual property law considerations for start-up and tech companies


Analysis of legal considerations relating to (i) establishment and subsequent growth of a start-up/tech companies, (ii) hiring, rewarding and retaining employees, (iii) attracting new equity from investors, (iv) registration and protection of intellectual property assets.


C4E 101: Series of Lectures in Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Spring 2022


Speakers: Alexandros Georgiades, Partner - Intellectual Property Law Department and George Ioannou, Partner

Alexandros Georgiades is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Law Department of the firm. He has significant experience in trademark and patent prosecution, litigation and copyright protection, as well as anti-counterfeiting work and procedures before the Cyprus Customs and other competent Authorities.

Within the pharmaceutical sector, he frequently advises clients on a wide range of matters to include procedures for the grant and protection of pharmaceutical patents and SPC’s, regulatory matters relating to the distribution and sale of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in Cyprus, public procurement issues with regard to pharmaceutical products, and other related matters.

He has extensive experience in drafting and reviewing Distribution, Franchise and Licensing agreements, advising clients and in particular foreign principals on issues relating to their commercial relationships with local distributors, agents, franchisees and other licensees or business partners, on the termination of such relationships, post termination compensation rights and related matters. He frequently advises clients on regulatory matters relating to the commercialisation of products in Cyprus (to include labelling and language requirements), as well as on regulatory matters relating to the provision of electronic communication services in Cyprus.

In addition, Alexandros specialises in e-commerce, data protection and privacy, frequently advising clients on various matters relating to the establishment and operation of their e-commerce activities in Cyprus, and reviewing distance selling contracts and privacy policy statements.

George Ioannou is a Partner who joined the firm’s corporate and commercial department in 2008. He has significant experience in transactions support and is highly specialised in the provision of tax advice, international tax planning and the application of double tax treaties, wealth planning for high net worth individuals, cross border mergers, mergers of Cyprus companies, transfers of corporate seat, preparation of legal capacity opinions and due diligence reports.

George has worked on due diligence reviews of Cypriot companies and assisted clients with the preparation of transfer pricing documentations, in accordance with the current transfer pricing practice in Cyprus.

Prior to joining the firm, George spent five years in the advisory and tax departments of a big-4 audit firm, where he also qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

In 2020 George was recommended among the leading lawyers for Tax in Chambers Europe and Legal 500.


When: Wednesday March 23, 17:00-18:30

Where: Learning Resource Centre UCY Library "Stelios Ioannou" Room 012

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