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Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC response to COVID-19

Due to the restrictive measures of reducing the risk of the infection of the pandemic of COVID-19, our law firm has partially suspended its operations and operates with reduced during April 2020, as follows:   Tuesday 7/4              8:00 – 14:00 Thursday 9/4            8:00 – 14:00 Monday 13/4            8:00 – 14:00 Tuesday 14/4            8:00 – 14:00 Thursday 23/4          8:00 – 14:00 Friday 24/4                8:00 – 14:00 Tuesday 28/4            8:00 – 14:00 Thursday 30/4 ...

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New Authority : An indictment is dismissed

An indictment is dismissed when the particulars are so vague and incomprehensible to the extent that the accused cannot be informed of the nature and reason of the charges. The Court of Appeal sets aside the decision of the Court of First Instance, rejecting a motion for the quashed of a vague Indictment. In 2016, the Nicosia District Court ruled in the context of a private criminal prosecution against our client, that the multiplication of an indictment is not a fundamental rule of irregularity. Efstathios C. Efstathiou Defence considered that the crimes ascribed to our client were vague and contained no details...

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Constantinos Efstathiou Succeeds in Human Trafficking Case

Constantinos (Kostis) Efstathiou defended the defendant in a very perplex case over a period of 2 1/2 years involving human trafficking, sham marriages, proceeds of crime and conspiracy to defraud the migration department for which our client on 5/2/2020 was fully acquitted of all charges. Kostis is a specialist in human trafficking offences and has developed a particular expertise in conspiracy to defraud. Please contact the clerks for more details....

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Acts on highly complex matters, including those involving terrorism crimes and European Arrest Warrant

Two European Arrest Warrants were issued against our client for the alleged offences of terrorism and/or supporting a terrorist organization in Germany. Efstathios C. Efstathiou had argued successfully that the initial European Arrest warrant by German authorities was invalid because it was issued at the state level. After a preliminary order to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) , the Court of Justice considered Public prosecutor’s offices in Germany as not sufficiently independent to issue European arrest warrants (Joined Cases C-508/18 and C-82/19 PPU, OG and PI), The initial European Arrest Warrant was revoked by the Prosecution and the...

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Success for Constantinos (Kostis) Efstathiou in the Supreme Court

Success for Konstantinos (Costis) Efstathiou in the Supreme Court had been convicted back in 2014 after the three-judge panel of the criminal court in Paphos had, according to the recent Supreme Court ruling, “wrongfully taken into account the witness testimony of one of the municipal accountants as an expert on how coin parking metres operate”. The Supreme Court had ruled that the witness in question “was obviously not academically qualified to know how these coin-collecting machines work. He admitted himself that he was just an accountant and had only one month to learn how they worked. It appeared that the Criminal...

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