In a written statement Chryssafinis & Polyviou LLC described allegations made by Nikos Clerides as unsubstantiated, in bad faith and ''ultimately as defamatory and totally unacceptable.''
The firm declares that Clerides's letter to the Cyprus Bar Association - in which he accused the firm of receiving favourable rulings by the Supreme Court, due to the fact that members of the Court are related to lawyers employed at Chryssafinis & Polyviou - is full of inaccuracies and innuendos; motivated by ulterior objectives.
The Law firm claims that the accusations aim to spoil the name and the work conducted by the 'remarkable' lawyers at Chryssafinis & Polyviou LLC.
''Our Office as a matter of policy does not discuss publicly (nor does it intend to do so for the sake of any) the handling of any of its client's cases.''
''The content and the claims of the Clerides letter are totally rejected and all the legal rights of our Office and its members in relation to these allegations are reserved,'' the statement reads.
''Our Office has a history of over 115 years. During this period, we have practiced the legal profession in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, honestly and with professionalism.''