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Panayiotis Kallis has joined the firm as a Consultant in 2017, 13 years after his retirement as a judge of the Supreme Court of Cyprus. He is acknowledged and widely respected nationally for his legal skills, efficiency and ethical values.

He has invaluable knowledge and experience on a range of legal issues and, he provides his advice and guidance to the legal advisors of the firm in the matters of administrative law, constitutional law, public law, human rights, banking law, contract law, commercial law, competition law, tort law, criminal law, family law, aviation law, property law, construction law and arbitration.


He received his secondary school education at the English School, Nicosia. He studied Law at the Inner Temple, London and was Called to the Bar in 1975.

In 1982 he was appointed as a District Judge serving at the District Court of Nicosia. In 1988 he was appointed as Senior District Judge, serving at the District Court of Limassol, where he continued to serve upon his appointment as President of the District Court in 1989.

He presided over the first permanent Assize Court of Cyprus between 1991 and 1993, whereupon he returned to the District Court of Limassol as Administrative President until 1995, when he was transferred to the District Court of Nicosia as Administrative President.

In 1996, he was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court. He retired in 2005. His judgements are of invaluable value in the legal world until today and for years to come. His efficiency, legal knowledge, ethical standards and inherent talent as judge are memorable by his peers and advocates.

During the negotiations for the accession of the Republic of Cyprus in the European Union he represented the Supreme Court on the issue of Justice on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus. The negotiations were successful. The European Union declared that Justice in Cyprus is independent and that the standard of Justice is high.

Following the crash of 'Helios' aircraft in 2005, the biggest fatal accident that has ever occurred in Cyprus, he was appointed by the Council of Ministers as President of the Commission of Inquiry which enquired into matters concerning liability for the crash of the aircraft.

From September 2007 to March 2008 he was appointed by the Council of Ministers of Cyprus to serve as President of the Commission for the Protection of Competition.

He has joined the firm of Kallis & Kallis LLC as a Consultant in 2017. The very related gesture was prompted by the participation of Christiana, Anastasia, Markella and the imminent participation of Genneos his beloved grand-children in the firm. His desire to guide them at the initial stages of their professional career was irresistible.

He has appeared as an expert witness on Cyprus Law before foreign Courts and Arbitrators

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He served as representative of the Republic of Cyprus at the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe between 2002 and 2006.


He has edited seven subject matter indexes of the judgements of the Supreme Court covering the period 1956 – 2019. He served as Assistant Editor of the Cyprus Law Reports for the years 1965 to 1974 and as Editor thereof for the years 1975 to 1985.