Esme Palas

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Esme is a Partner at Michael Kyprianou Law Firm in Cyprus one of the largest Law firms on the Island with global presence and fully fledged offices in 10 locations around the globe.
Esme obtained a Law Degree from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Subsequently Esme qualified as a Barrister at Law of the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn, London. With the continuation of her studies, Esme obtained a Master’s Degree in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London Kings College. Having passed the Cyprus Bar Examinations, she became a member of the Cyprus Bar Association in 1998.

Esme is recognized for her specialist experience in Real Estate Law, a field in which she has specialised for over 22 years, acting for European and Non-European clients. She advises clients in Real Estate matters and focuses on conveyancing work –the purchase, as well as sale of property. Esme has an in-depth knowledge of Cyprus Immigration law as well as corporate law. She acts as a consultant in property investments in the Republic of Cyprus and in Immigration law to a number of international firms and foreign lawyers as well as private individuals. She has developed an excellent reputation in her areas of expertise by offering competent and effective legal advice at high quality professional standards combined with a very strong emphasis on client care and attention, an element which has distinguished her amongst her peers.

Esme is considered an authority in her field of expertise and she is an external article contributor to the financial mirror publication in Cyprus on topics related to her area of expertise. She is also regularly asked for her input and is consulted by journalists for publications relating to real estate and construction as well as immigration. Esme acts as an advisor to law firms abroad. She is regularly invited to speak at international conferences on subjects relating to Real Estate Law and Investment Immigration, due to her vast experience in this field. She has received many prestigious accolades and awards over the years and has been consistently been recommended by reputable international legal directories such as Legal 500.
Esme has developed an excellent reputation for going beyond her normal call of duty and has taken a personal interest in helping her clients who consistently praise her not only for her in-depth legal knowledge on her field of expertise, her diligence and professionalism but also the interpersonal skills and strong empathy which she possesses.
She has a rare ability to combine her extensive legal knowledge, business acumen and high level of emotional intelligence in order to overcome complex legal situations and succeeds in creating enduring long term professional relationships with her clients. She manages to provide uncompromised professional excellence with friendly, personal individual support and enjoys the trust and confidence of her peers and colleagues.
She is very dynamic in leading, motivating and guiding her team of lawyers to think outside the box and offer bespoke tailor made solutions to their clients’ needs and she leads by example.

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LEGAL 500, which provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended Law firms and Lawyers, has recognised Esme in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 EMEA guide as the "Next Generation Lawyer" in Cyprus for Real Estate and Construction. In 2020 Esme has been recognised by the above highly reputable international directory as “a Rising Star” and in 2021 ,2022 and again in 2023 as “A Next Generation Partner “in the same field.

Furthermore Legal 500 endorses Esme as a recommended lawyer noting that clients state that Esme "stays on top of every detail and keeps clients well informed and that she has an ‘excellent understanding of the Cypriot legal system and its potential pitfalls’. Esme is “extremely thorough and pragmatic' and provides 'clear and concise advice promptly’

The “Very knowledgeable and professional” Ms Palas is “extremely thorough and pragmatic' and provides 'clear and concise advice promptly” and “always goes the extra mile for her clients”. “She has the rare ability to combine her extensive legal knowledge, business acumen and high level of emotional intelligence to overcome complex legal situations and close deals successfully”,” She enjoys he trust and confidence of her peers”.

Esme has also been presented with the award "Real Estate Lawyer of the Year", in the Corporate Live Wire's Real Estate and Property Awards 2017.Furthermore She  has been recommended and listed in the  Who’s Who Legal Global Guide 2023  in the practice area of Real Estate Law .





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