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Kiros Papaloizou


Personal Profile

Kiros Papaloizou is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department, specialising in civil fraud, injunctive relief, and commercial litigation.

He has experience of working for both individuals and corporate clients in complex commercial disputes, including those involving misappropriation of assets or confidential information and where there are allegations of conspiracy and dishonesty. He also has experience in litigation involving breach of fiduciary and directors' duties as well as shareholder and director disputes.

He has been involved in obtaining search and computer imaging injunctions in the High Court and applying for injunctive relief in the context of a shareholder dispute and judicial review proceedings.

He has also been involved in the firm's litigation initiative to secure UK visas for Afghan Judges and their families which was Highly Commended in the Pro Bono Initiative of the Year category at the Lawyer Awards 2022. He is also a member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and the UK Cypriot Enterprise Counsel's Youth Initiative.

Key Experience

  • Acting for one of the world's largest companies in a multi-jurisdictional $1.5bn conspiracy claim, including obtaining a variety of injunctive relief (in England and elsewhere) in support of the enforcement of an arbitral award.
  • Acting for an international media company against its former management team in respect of a multimillion-pound claim for breach of fiduciary duty based on diversion of business opportunities, breach of confidence and misuse of confidential information.
  • Acting for an investment advisory firm in a claim concerning the misappropriation of approximately €145 million, including obtaining search and computer imaging orders ancillary to an existing Worldwide Freezing Order and proprietary injunction.
  • Acting for the majority shareholder in a highly contentious shareholder dispute for a well-known hospitality group, including seeking urgent injunctive relief in the context of insolvency proceedings.
  • Acting for members of the Afghan judiciary in judicial review proceedings against decision of the UK Government to refuse humanitarian visas to the UK.
  • Acting for the defendants in a $3.6 billion claim brought by the liquidators in insolvency proceedings.

Career History

Trainee Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya LLP
BPP Law School, LPC
University of Bristol, Law, LLB

Articles and Publications

Service by NFT: A new weapon to combat crypto fraud
Judicial Review and Courts Bill: A retreat from sweeping reforms
Fresh efforts to overcome civil service inertia to save the lives of Afghan judges and lawyers

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