Kypros Chrysostomides was born in Kathikas, Paphos in 1942 and studied law at the University of Athens. He continued his studies at the Luxembourg Law School, where he read Comparative Law.
On a scholarship granted by the German government, he pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Bonn. There, he obtained a Doctorate in Law (Ph.D.) and specialised in Business Law. He was then appointed a research fellow in Private International Law at the University of Bonn, and he also worked at the European Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
In 1981, he and his wife Eleni co-founded Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC (now Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants). Kypros specialised in business law, human rights law, international and constitutional law, and was considered one of Cyprus’ leading corporate and tax lawyers.
He was a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Greek Institute of International Law, the International Law Association, the International Bar Association and the European Law Institute. Kypros was a founding member of the Consumers’ Association, a member of the Association of Sciences, the Greek Civilization Association and the Historic Studies Association. He was the president of the Cyprus Institute of Political Research and European Affairs, which closely cooperated with various scientific institutions of Greece and elsewhere.
Kypros was also a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for two consecutive terms, until June 2018.