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Nicos Papaefstathiou Lawyer
Nicos is the Managing Partner of Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC and arbitrator trainer of ETEK. He has acted as a Secretary of the Cyprus Bar Association, Vice President of the Cyprus Bar Association and was elected President of the Cyprus Bar Association for the period 2000-2006 and the European Bar Association (2000-2006) and President of the Association of Balkan Bar Associations (2004-2006). He has dealt with a wide range of legal fields and in particular with the representation of public bodies, with the drafting of legislation, international transactions, consortia and corporate entities, mergers, building and mechanical law, public procurement, labor law, civil law, commercial law, insurance law, public and administrative law, court proceedings and arbitrations, he is also an arbitrator.
Stavros Pavlou Lawyer
Stavros is the Managing Director of the law firm Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He studied Economics at LSE and Law at City University in London and holds the title of Barrister from Gray’s Inn. He has over 30 years of experience and knowledge in complex issues of arbitration of local and international commercial disputes.
Evripides Hadjinestoros Lawyer
Evripides is a Lawyer and the founder of the Cyprus Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is a certified HRDA Trainer and a Certified Mediator Trainer. After completing his LLB Law degree at the Queen Mary University of London in 2009, he then completed a post-graduate diploma in Company Law LLM, at University College in London. He graduated with Distinction. In 2016, Evripides published the book «The Law on the Sale of Goods and Consumer Protection in Cyprus», which was published by Nomiki Vivliothiki and has headed the team responsible for drafting the Consumer Protection Law 2021 in Cyprus. He has taught and is currently teaching extensively on commercial and consumer law matters at the European University Cyprus. He has been quoted and cited in legal textbooks in the UK and recently in a judgement in Cyprus.
Agis Georgiades Lawyer
Agis Georgiades is a lawyer and teaches at the Law School of the University of Nicosia. He has many years of experience in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution and is the first Cypriot to be appointed a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA Court), which is one of the leading arbitration forums in international disputes worldwide.
Nikolas St. Constantinides Lawyer
Nicolas is a lawyer, a partner in a large law firm based in Nicosia. He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and the Kyrenia Bar Association. He obtained a Law Degree (LLB) in 2008 and a master’s degree (LLM) in International Law with Distinction in 2009 from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law of England and Wales (London Bloomsbury) and was named Barrister-at-Law by the Honorable Society of the Middle Temple in 2010. Until 2013, he has been working as a collaborator of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic in the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Cyprus in the EU in Brussels, where he was responsible for the relations of the Republic of Cyprus with the European Parliament. He deals with commercial, corporate and construction law as well as contract law, competition law and represents parties in court and arbitration proceedings. He is a member of the Committee of the Kyrenia Bar Association, the Arbitration and Mediation Committee and the Committee on International and European Law of the Cyprus Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and is a member of the Commonwealth Investment Council.
Kyriakos Theodorides Lawyer
Kyriakos is a lawyer, partner and head of the litigation department of George Yiangou LLC. He has experience in registering and enforcing international and arbitral awards and has represented clients in arbitration cases and has also been appointed as an arbitrator in others. From 2009 to 2020 Mr. Theodorides was treasurer of the Cyprus Bar Association. He is also a member of the International Bar Association, the Council of Bars and the Law Societies of Europe and IAG.
Dimitris Papadopoulos Lawyer
Dimitris is highly regarded for his excellent experience in commercial and corporate disputes. He has been invited as a researcher to Washington, D.C., by the Federal Judicial Center and his dissertation specializes in Federal Constitutional Law and has since been recognized for his academic and teaching achievements. He has trained regularly in various recognized institutions. Dimitris was for 11 years an examiner of the Legal Council in Contract Law and Commercial Law. He has also served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Stock Exchange (2004 - 2010). Dimitris is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and acts as an arbitrator in commercial disputes. He is a lawyer at the Gray's Inn (London). Dimitris has also been an Insolvency Practitioner since 2016.
Andreas Demetriou Lawyer
Andreas is the co-founder and managing director of Ioannidis Demetriou LLC and chairman of the Arbitration and Mediation Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association. He is the first Cypriot Chartered Arbitrator and one of two Cypriots with this accreditation. He is also an accredited mediator. He provides legal and dispute resolution services to clients worldwide and advises many international and domestic companies including foreign and domestic government agencies and some of the country's largest commercial and construction companies. He has a rich background as a lawyer before the courts and has represented the Republic of Cyprus abroad as well as the United Kingdom and other foreign countries. He is regularly called as an expert on Cypriot law in proceedings before foreign courts.

Arbitrators

Antonis Glykis Lawyer
Antonis Glykis is a lawyer and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 1993. He has been the elected Secretary of the Cyprus Bar Association for the past 12 years and a member of the Legal Council. His main areas of practice are litigation and in particular, general commercial, civil and criminal law. He is the author of books and articles of legal and other content and is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) as well as an honorary member of the Association of Fellows of Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies.
Charis Poyiatzis Lawyer
Charis studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) where he was was awarded an LL.B degree. He was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2010 and is a member of the Famagusta Bar Association. Charis is an Accredited Mediator of civil and commercial disputes. He has served as a member of the shipping committee of the Cyprus Bar Association. Currently he is a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association. Charis acted as a managing director of the law firm A. & Ch. Boyiadjis LLC (2010-2014) which was founded by his father in 1968 in Famagusta. He then joined the law firm Symeou & Konnaris LLC as a senior associate (2014-2019) until he joined Nicos Chr. Anastasiades & Partners LLC as the Head of the Litigation Department. Charis specializes in Banking law, commercial law, family law, property law, rent control law, torts, employment law and intellectual property law. He appears in all kind of Court procedures and cases in Cyprus District Courts and has also a considerable experience in drafting commercial agreements, providing specialized legal advice. He is fluent in both English and Greek.
Maria Mariam Papbiaia Lawyer
Maria is a lawyer. She holds a law degree (Law LL.B) from the University of Central Lancashire and a postgraduate degree in International Commercial and Business Law from the University of Manchester. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and holds a Diploma in International Arbitration. She has worked as a lawyer in Cyprus, Dubai and Oman. Maria deals mainly with issues of corporate, commercial, labor, and construction law. She has many years of experience in arbitration, mainly in matters of construction law.
Panayiotis Karagiannis Civil engineer
Panagiotis is a Civil Engineering and graduate of the University of Wales in 1991 and is the owner of a project management office based in Limassol. He has gained long-term professional experience in Cyprus, Greece and the Middle East in project management, design, study, supervision, construction and operation of various large-scale projects such as Marinas, Hotels, High-rise Buildings, Golf Courses, Museums, Theaters as well as commercial and residential complexes. As an Independent Engineer and Project Manager, he gained professional experience in alternative dispute resolution methods. He is a member of the Cyprus Scientific-Technical Chamber ETEK, a member of the Cyprus Association of Civil Engineers SPOLMIK, a member of the PMI Project Management Institute and a member of various other international professional organizations.
Marianna Oikonomidou Lawyer
Marianna is a lawyer and works as a Legal Advisor in a consulting company that specializes in Competition Economics. She is a graduate of the University of Cyprus (LLB Law) and of the Queen Mary University of London (LLM E.U. Competition Law). She has worked as a trainee in the European Parliament in Brussels, particularly in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. She then worked for a law firm in Brussels and was mainly engaged with lobbying in the institutions of the European Union. She participated in the writing of a chapter in a book (under review) regarding competition law cases in Cyprus.
Klitos Platis Lawyer
Klitos is involved in general litigation, in civil and commercial matters, with expertise in disputes with a cross border element.
Christiana Kyriakou Lawyer
Christiana is a graduate of the University of Cyprus since 2013 and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2015. She has practiced law for more than five years, during which time she has handled cases and studied legislation extensively in various fields of law. Through the obtaining of a postgraduate diploma in European Union Law, she has acquired specialized knowledge in matters of European Law, which include Consumer Law. She is currently working for the Cyprus Arbitration & Mediation Center "C.A.M.C."
Adamos Spanahi Lawyer
Adamos holds a law degree from the Democritus University of Thrace. He has worked as a managing director at Spadana Properties Ltd based in Paralimni.
Rita Olymbiou Lawyer
Rita Olympiou graduated in 2009 from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a Law Degree. She was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2011. She works at a Law Firm as a Manager in the Litigation Department. Rita’s main areas of practice include civil, administrative litigation, banking, business law, insolvency, immigration law, family law, EU law and children’s rights.
Mariana Kolometsos Lawyer
Marianna holds a Law Degree from the University of Sussex as well as a Master's Degree in International Commercial Law with a scholarship from the University of Sussex. She is a registered member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2019. She deals with Civil, Commercial, Family law cases etc. She speaks fluent Greek, English and Spanish.
Giannis Karamanolis Lawyer
Giannis is a lawyer and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and the Nicosia Bar Association since 2009. He holds a law degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens with a "Very Good" degree as well as a postgraduate Degree in law in Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary College. He worked as a lawyer in the litigation departments of two large law firms in Cyprus and since 2019 he is the CEO of a law firm. Giannis has significant experience in a wide range of fields of law and specialises mainly in international commercial law, international transactions, company law, consumer law, banking law, civil law, intellectual property law and labor law.
Andreas Karamanolis Lawyer
Andreas is a lawyer qualified in Greece and Cyprus. Andreas has earned an LLB from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2009. In 2010 he obtained an LLM in Tax Law from Queen Mary College, University of London and in 2012 he obtained his second LLM in Administrative and Constitutional Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Before coming to Cyprus, Andreas worked for a leading law firm in Athens as a lawyer and the Tax Department of one of the largest international professional services networks, where he acquired significant experience in advising clients on cross-border transactions. After his return to Cyprus, Andreas joined one of the largest law firms in Nicosia. In September 2019, Andreas joined Y. Karamanolis & Associates LLC as a Director. Andreas has significant experience in complex banking issues, multifaceted commercial and corporate disputes and contentious matters of construction law.
Kyveli Christophorides Lawyer
Kyveli completed her Law Studies in the UK and holds an LLB from Middlesex University London and an LLM & LPC from the University of Law, Bloomsbury London. She is also a Member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2017. She works as a lawyer at a law firm in Nicosia.
Archimedes Andreou Lawyer
Archimedes is an active lawyer in Cyprus. He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2018. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2016 and after completing his degree he studied for his LLM at Cardiff University where he obtained a master's degree in Maritime Law. He focuses mainly on banking disputes and represents national and foreign banking and financial institutions before the Courts in Cyprus, providing them with advice on court and out-of-court disputes as well as legislation and regulations at both national and European Level. He is also involved in advising on matters relating to debt financing, debt recovery and procedural measures to enforce court judgements. He also advises and has experience in drafting various legal documents, including loan facilities and other types of securities.
Chrysanthi Epiphaniou Lawyer
Chrysanthi Epifaniou is a lawyer and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2015. She holds a law degree from the University of Cyprus and a postgraduate law degree from University College London. She is an accredited mediator by the Ministry of Justice and her main areas of expertise are court cases with significant experience in labor, commercial, corporate, banking, financial law, and civil law.
Georgios P. Kyprianides Lawyer
George P. Kyprianidis is a lawyer and holds the title of Barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple in London. He is a graduate of the University of Reading in the United Kingdom with a law degree LLB (Hons) and a postgraduate LLM with Distinction in International Commercial Law. He also holds an LLM in Legal Practice from the University of Law in London. He has authored 2 law books in the field of European Competition & Mergers and 1 book in Criminal Law. He has also written several articles in the field of Competition published by Sweet and Maxwell. Ηe is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and member of the Cyprus Bar Association.
Kostas Mavrokostas Lawyer
Costas is a lawyer and CEO of a law firm in Cyprus. He is a graduate of the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK (LLB (Hons) & LLM in Commercial Law). Since 2011 he holds a license to practice law from the Cyprus Bar Association. He is an experienced lawyer specializing in Banking, Civil, Commercial, Corporate and Labor Law cases.
Sotos Skinitis Lawyer
Soto qualified as a solicitor with Lewis Moore & Co in London in 1999 having started his legal career at Poles, Tublin Patestides & Stratakis in New York. He then went on to practice with Jackson Parton and Norton Rose, before founding the Skinitis Maritime Law firm in May 2006. He has lectured on Marine Litigation and Ship Finance Law at the Business College of Athens. Soto remains focused on litigation, particularly in the fields of corporate and international trade disputes. He also regularly consults for the banking sector on financing disputes in the shipping and aviation sector. His main area of expertise relates to disputes with common trade agreements, asset sale and purchase, corporate loans, injunctions, and bank finance, as well as disputes regarding various instruments of international transactions, i.e Letters of Credit His extensive legal knowledge is complemented by a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of international trade following his time gained serving in the Greek merchant navy. Soto is fluent in English and Greek, and has a good command of French.”
Emmanouella Kyriazi Lawyer
Emmanuela is a lawyer and works at a law firm in Nicosia. She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association. She is a graduate of the French University Université Paris 13 Nord. She deals in the areas of Administrative, Construction and Civil Law. She has a very good knowledge of English, French and good knowledge of Russian.
Christina Dimosthenous Lawyer
Christina is a lawyer, partner at a law firm and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2020. She holds a Law degree (LLB Hons) from Queen Mary University of London and has successfully completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with an LLM in Professional Legal Practice at the University of London. Her mother tongue is Greek, and she is fluent in English.
Andria Mastichi Lawyer
Andria is a lawyer. After completing her LLB Law degree at the University of Nicosia in 2011, then completed her LL.M Master of Laws on Transnational Oil, Gas and Energy Law at the University of Derby in 2014. She is also a Member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2014. She is employed since 2014 at a law firm in Cyprus and mainly she is dealing with Civil Litigation mainly in areas such as Torts, Contracts, and Land Law. She is also specialising in the Will and Succession Law and the Administration of Estates and also involved in other areas of the law such as Employment Law and Rent Control. She is an active litigator with extensive knowledge on the Civil Procedure Rules and experienced in Court Appearances and Hearings. She is also an accredited Mediator, having successfully completed a 40-hour training program held by the Cyprus Center for ADR in 2019 and registered at the Ministry of Justice and Public Order since January 2020
Chrysis Protopapas Lawyer
Chrysis Protopapas is a lawyer. He is an English University graduate and since 2010 he holds a license to practice law from the Cyprus Bar Association. Chrysis works in a law firm in Cyprus and he has extensive experience in issues relating to the provision of services, real estate and corporate law.
Savriana Antoniou Lawyer
Stavriana is a practicing lawyer with more than ten years' experience with regards to financial services regulatory work, investment funds with emphasis on alternative asset classes, corporate governance, anti-money laundering compliance and corporate and commercial transactions advisory. She was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2011 and served through various roles in large legal, investment and corporate services firms both in Cyprus and in South Africa. Stavriana holds an LLB degree from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI) and a member of various professional associations in Cyprus.
Ermina Papasolomou Lawyer
Ermina studied Law at the University of London and obtained her LLB with honors in 2017. She also holds a degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Office Management. She started her career working as a legal manager at a leading Cypriot law firm and continued her career as a lawyer in November 2017. Ermina specialises in a number of areas, such as property law, banking law, family law and other civil cases. She is also an experienced negotiator and has settled many out-of-court cases in favor of the party she represented. Ermina speaks fluent Greek and English and can advise and represent clients in both languages without any difficulty.
Laura Ppangou Lawyer
Laura is a lawyer and works for a law firm in Nicosia. She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and the Nicosia Bar Association since 2016. She deals with civil disputes and more extensively with cases of labor and property disputes, real estate issues and inheritance.
Xenia Makridou Lawyer
Xenia Makridou registered as a lawyer in Cyprus in 2021. She is a law graduate of King’s College London, with a Master in Corporate & Commercial Law from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). Xenia has also completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at City, University of London, to enroll as a Barrister in England and Wales. Finally, Xenia has been trained in mediation from 2018 Strand, in LSE from Three Crowns, during her BPTC in London, and from the Cyprus Center for ADR.
Nicolas Michael Quantity Surveyor
Nicolas holds a degree as a Quantity Surveyor as well as a postgraduate degree in Business Administration (MBA). He is a member of ETEK and since 2018 he has been working as a Quantity Surveyor.
Maria Christofi Lawyer
Maria has been a lawyer and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2017. She holds a law degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a postgraduate degree from the University of Cyprus. In the course of her dissertation, she dealt with the corruption of public procurement and the ways of resolving it. Maria has significant experience in a wide range of areas of law and specializes mainly in family law, administrative law, international commercial law, banking law, contract law and labor law.
Markella Kalli Lawyer
Markella is a Lawyer and works at a law firm in Cyprus. She has a law degree (LLB) from the University of Reading (UK) and a postgraduate degree in Law (LPC) and (LLM) from the University of Law (London-Bloomsbury). She works mainly in litigation and deals with cases related to financial institutions, contracts, probates, real estate, family, labor, and civil law.
Despo Andreou Lawyer
Despo Andreou is one of the directors and founding member of a law firm in Cyprus. She has been a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 1999. Despo is a graduate of the Law Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Despo is the head of the Litigation Department of a law firm and deals with many areas of law such as Civil, Banking, Contract Law, Family, Labor, Inheritance and others. She also deals with personal data protection issues.
Mikaella Hadjiefthymiou Lawyer
Mikaella has studied law at the University of Nicosia and she is also a holder of a Master's degree in International Business Law from Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is a practicing lawyer since 2014.
Marianna Lamari Lawyer
Marianna is a lawyer in Limassol since 2002. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2013 (MCIArb)
Fostira Paradisou Lawyer
Fostira is a graduate from the Law School of the University of Napoli, Paphos. She has a law degree and a master's degree in European and Finance Law. She has a license to practice law and she is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2018.
Sotia Zefki Lawyer
Sotia is a lawyer - legal advisor, a graduate of the University of Portsmouth, a member of the Cyprus Bar Association with judicial experience and works at a law firm based in Cyprus. She also holds an LLM in International Business Law and is an approved Mediator.
Panayiotis Savva Lawyer
Panagiotis Savva is a lawyer - Legal Advisor, Graduate of the Law Department of the European University of Cyprus and a partner at a law firm based in Limassol. His professional skills are the Extensive engagement with legal issues in theoretical and practical level, the writing of civil, administrative, commercial, and criminal cases and appearances in Criminal, Civil and Administrative Courts.
Maria Elena Savva Lawyer
Maria is a graduate of the University of Essex with a postgraduate degree from the University of Portsmouth. She is registered in the Register of Lawyers of the Cyprus Bar Association. She is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Theodoulos Demetriou Lawyer
Theodoulos is a Lawyer and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Today he is a senior associate at a law firm and is mainly involved with litigation regarding the construction sector. He is an accredited mediator and experienced in arbitration matters. He advises major construction companies and semi-governmental organisations.
Iacovos Georgiades Lawyer
Iacovos Georgiades is one of the Managing Directors of a Law Firm. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Nicosia. During his studies he was selected to participate in the Legal Clinic unit of the University of Nicosia, where he obtained clinical legal training with active participation in real court proceedings. Mr. Georgiadis has also specialized in the field of Non-performing Loans - "Red Loans", successfully completing the educational program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2016, after attending the required lectures of the Cyprus Legal Council and successfully completing the relevant examinations as provided by Article 5 of the Law on Lawyers, he became a member of the Cyprus Bar Association. Mr. Georgiadis has participated in many seminars on various branches of law as well as other aspects of public interest while speaking Greek and English fluently. In addition, Mr. Georgiadis has extensive experience in the field of commercial and business transactions as a director of various Investment Companies operating in Cyprus and abroad and are registered in the Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Recipient.
Rafael Mougis Lawyer
Rafael Mougis is one of the Managing Directors of a law firm. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Nicosia with honors. He pursued a master's degree in European Business Law and Human Rights and Social Justice at the same University. During his studies he was selected to participate in the Legal Clinic unit of the University of Nicosia, where he obtained clinical legal training with active participation in real court proceedings. Mr. Mougis has also specialized in the field of Non-performing Loans - "Red Loans", successfully completing the educational program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2016, after attending the required lectures of the Cyprus Legal Council and successfully completing the relevant examinations as provided by Article 5 of the Law on Lawyers, he became a member of the Cyprus Bar Association. He has also participated in many seminars on various areas of law as well as other aspects of public interest. He is a fluent speaker of Greek and English.
Christia Polyviou Lawyer
Christia Polyviou is a lawyer and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2016. She holds a law degree from the University of Leicester and has also successfully completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with an LLM in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Law. Her main areas of expertise are court cases with significant experience in banking, commercial, corporate, and civil law.
Alexandra Eleftheriou Lawyer
Alexandra is a Law School graduate of the University of Nicosia graduating with "Very Good". She also successfully completed the Cyprus Legal Council exams with "Very Good". She is currently undertaking the postgraduate program "European Commercial Law" of the University of Cyprus. She is a person with very good social skills, focusing on European Commercial Law, and in particular Company Law and International Commercial Law as well as resolving commercial disputes.
Xanthia Iacovides Lawyer
Xanthia is a lawyer in a law firm. She holds a law degree (LL.B) from the University of Lancaster and a postgraduate degree (LLM ) in International Commercial Law from the University College London (UCL). She is a registered member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2021 and deals with cases of Cypriot and English law. Her main areas of practice include civil matters, commercial and banking law, insolvency, and dispute resolution. Also, in the context of her work, she provides advise and drafts various legal documents.
Despina Zeniou Lawyer
Despina is a graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens since 2010. After her studies she returned to Cyprus where she completed her internship. She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2011. She practices law with many years of experience in litigation in the Supreme Court. She deals extensively with court cases (Administrative Law, Maritime Court, Litigation, Family Disputes, Criminal Law, Rent Control, Labor Disputes, Corporate Law etc.), drafting and perusing contracts, registering companies in Cyprus and overseas and also registering national and international trademarks and patents. She is also involved with the registration of Associations and Trade Unions, preparation of legal opinions for clients as well as with the out-of-court settlement of disputes.
Maria Raphael Lawyer
Maria is involved in many complex civil litigation cases and has gained great experience in litigating cases with corporate, cross border and foreign elements. She represents the interests of major local banks and she is involved in huge due diligence projects initiated by the banks. She also represents minority shareholders. She obtained the first ever order granted by Cypriot Courts for the investigation of the Company’s affairs by inspectors appointed by the Council of Ministers. She also represents parties in complex international commercial arbitration cases. Furthermore, she represents parties in the courts related to injunctions in aid of foreign arbitration proceedings, freezing orders, norwich pharmacal orders, anton piller orders and chambra orders. She has extensive experience in private international law, the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards as well as foreign insolvency proceedings. She has applied and obtained a stay of multi-million court proceedings which started in breach of international commercial arbitration agreements. She applied successfully for the discharge of a freezing order of a multi-million property obtained under Cyprus’ national money laundering legislation as it was anticipated that the property would be subject to a confiscation order. Additionally, she is responsible for the GDPR compliance of organisations and she is an instructor of GDPR training sessions for staff and managers of organizations.
Maria Pavlou Lawyer
Mrs Pavlou is a lawyer and legal advisor. She has been (and continues to be) a legal advisor to various bodies such as banking institutions, organisations and Community Councils and her experience extends to: labor disputes, banking and financial disputes, family as well as criminal matters. She holds a law degree from the Democritus University of Thrace and is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2011. Due to her many years of experience with court cases, she has developed the ability to defend the rights and interests of each client in the best possible way.
Christos Menelaou Lawyer
Christos is the founder and CEO of a law firm in Cyprus. After obtaining a law degree (LL.B) from the University of Nicosia he completed his master's degree (LL.M) in Ηuman Rights and Social Justice, from the same University. Since 2016, he is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and since 2021 he is an approved mediator. He was a member of the House of Young Representatives from 2016 to 2018 and has published various legal and social articles in Cypriot newspapers and magazines.
Ioannis Aggeli Lawyer
Ioannis is a lawyer and a graduate of the University of Sheffield (2019). He is a member of the Famagusta Bar Association. He completed his internship successfully in 2020 by passing the exams of the Legal Council of Cyprus and has since then been practicing the profession of Law. He is an active litigant, with experience in appearances and hearings before all Courts as well as resolving out-of-court disputes. His mother tongue is Greek and he is fluent in English.
Dr.Christina Tsolaki Banker
Christina is a banker and has been working in the banking sector since 1994. She holds an AIB from the American Bankers Association, a degree from European University, a postgraduate degree from Kingston University and since 2016 holds a PhD from Northcentral University specializing in HRM. At the beginning of 2021 she was appointed as an administrative member of the CYHRMA association. Her professional experience and knowledge enabled her to acquire skills of communication, problem solving, improving human relationships, organization and negotiation. She has successfully completed the training program from the Cyprus Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution and is registered in the Register of Mediators as an accredited Mediator.
Christiana Constantinou Lawyer
Christiana Constantinou is an active lawyer - member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2011. She is a graduate of the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA). She maintains a law firm based in Paphos which deals with Court cases such as civil law, labor disputes, family, inheritance, criminal law but also with out-of-court legal work such as contracts, corporate, immigration law and real estate law.
Valeria Papadopoulou Lawyer
Valeria is a graduate of the Law Department (LLB) of the European University of Cyprus and has obtained a Master's Degree (LLM) specializing in International Commercial Law from the European University of Cyprus. She has been a registered lawyer since 2015 and works as a legal advisor in a Group of Companies. She speaks fluent Greek, English, Russian and has a very good knowledge of Turkish and German.
Marios Papadopoulos Lawyer
Marios Papadopoulos is a lawyer and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and the Paphos Bar Association since 2019. He has studied law in the United Kingdom and holds the following titles: 1) LL.B Law (Northumbria University of Newcastle), 2) LL. M in Insurance Law (Queen Mary University of London). He runs his own law firm since 2021 and deals mainly with court cases in criminal, corporate, banking and civil law cases.
Charalambs Kazantzis Lawyer
Charalambos is a Lawyer with a law degree from the University of Essex. He works at a law firm in Cyprus and is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and the Nicosia Bar Association since 2021.
Aimilia Efstathiou Lawyer
Aimilia Efstathiou graduated with a law degree with first class honours from the University of Cyprus in 2014. In 2015 Aimilia obtained her LLM with specialization in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge, UK, and she was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2016. Aimilia is a practicing lawyer employed by one of the largest law firms in Cyprus and she is experienced in general litigation cases, with a focus on high-value commercial disputes. She advises clients on a wide range of commercial law matters, including contract and tort law, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, shareholders’ disputes, trust law and jurisdiction matters. Furthermore, she is involved in high profile cross-border commercial cases concerning complex legal issues, including interlocutory proceedings regarding Mareva and other interim injunctions. During 2019-2020 Aimilia was employed by the University of Cyprus as special scientist for research regarding Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on insolvency proceedings.
Daphne Ionidou Lawyer
Daphne is a law graduate from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. Since 2017 she is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and works as a lawyer at a law firm in Limassol. She deals mainly with court cases in matters of civil and commercial law.
Constantinos Papantoniou Lawyer
Constantinos is an LLB graduate of the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece. He was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2013. He has also completed an LLM degree in International Commercial Law in Bournemouth University and holds a Copyrights Diploma from Harvard Law School, USA. He is a Member of the Cypriot "Union of the Protection of Copyright" which is member of ALAI. He succeeded in B1 level Russian language exams organised by Pushkin Institute in Athens. He thereafter spent 3 months in Moscow State University (MSU) and attended a language course for Intermediate/Advanced level. He was a member of Cyprus Bioethics Committee for the years 2015 - 2018. He speaks Greek (native), English and Russian. His interests lie in IP law, commercial law, European law and corporate law. He is an expert in conducting research and analysis of legal problems, interpreting laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and businesses.
Nicoleta Pogiatzi Lawyer
Education: The University of Southampton (LL.B. Hons), The University of Law, London (LPC) Expertise: Corporate litigation Memberships: Cyprus Bar Association Languages: Greek & English Selected Experience:• Provision of legal opinions in complex corporate and commercial issues. • Represented a major local bank in legal due diligence exercise in connection with certain loans held by the bank. • Co-author of the 10th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Governance 2017 – Cyprus, published by Global Legal Group. • Advised and represented clients before Cyprus Courts in corporate litigation cases. • Advised and represented clients in obtaining provisional or interim measures such as: freezing injunctions, Mareva injunctions and Norwich Pharmacal Injunctions.
Zinonas Nikolaides Lawyer
Zenonas is a lawyer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a graduate of the University of Essex, UK, and since 2011 holds a license to practice law from the Pancyprian Bar Association. He is a partner in a law firm and since 2016 has been an elected Member of the Board of Directors of CIArb Cyprus Branch. Experienced lawyer specializing in Civil, Commercial and Corporate Law cases, in matters of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods.
Leonidas Hadjipetrou Lawyer
Leonidas Hadjipetrou is a lawyer and has been practicing the profession since 1996. He mainly deals with court cases in civil and commercial law.
Panayiotis Alaveras Civil Engineer
Panagiotis is a Civil Engineer, accredited BIM (Building Information Modeling) AS + expert, Senior Innovation and Environmental Consultant, Certified Vocational Training Instructor SEP / CYQF / EQF5 and distinguished scientist in the field of economics, social, business parameters, the development of proposals and ideas for the creation of innovative and sustainable products and services, as well as the transposition and implementation of European environmental policy and legislation specializing in recycling, hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and construction, as well as in the use of EU best practices. Since 2005 he participates as a Production Consultant in software development.
Avgousta Fakondi Lawyer
Avgousta is a lawyer. She graduated from Lancaster University. She also obtained an LLM in European and International Legal Studies. She is the author of the book The European Convention on Human Rights: A critical Assessment. She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2002. As a Partner in a leading law firm in Cyprus she has acted as a legal advisor of five banks and dealt with a large number of cases mainly relating to contract law, banking law and real estate.
Stefanie Michael Lawyer
Stefanie is a lawyer/legal advisor and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2020. She completed her LLB Law degree at the University of Bristol in 2018, where she then attended the University of Law completing her MSc in Law, Business and Management and at the same time the Legal Practice Course, graduating in 2019 with Distinction. She deals mainly in areas of contracts, real estate and company law.
Niki Antoniades Lawyer
Niki is a lawyer at a law firm in Larnaca and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2020. She holds a Law Degree (LLB (Hons)) from the University of York (United Kingdom) since 2017. As part of her education, in 2016 she worked at York's Legal Clinic and volunteered for legal advice and encouragement of alternative dispute resolution for city dwellers. In 2018 she obtained a Master's Degree (MSc) in Law and Business & Management from The University of Law (London, United Kingdom). At the same time, she has studied for the Legal Practice (LPC) program at the University of Law in 2018.
Paraskevas Kafkaros Lawyer
Paraskevas holds a law degree from the University of Essex as well as a postgraduate degree in human rights law from University College London. He is a registered member of the Nicosia Bar Association and the Cyprus Bar Association. He works at a law firm and his main areas of practice are civil and criminal court cases, covering various areas of law with particular emphasis in banking, family law, commercial and contract law.
Afxentia Hadjiafxenti Lawyer
Afxentia is a graduate of the NOPE school of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During the years 2010 - 2012 she worked at UNFICYP and since 2014 she is a registered Lawyer and Member of the Cyprus Bar Association of Cyprus. Over the years she has worked in a wide range of cases with a particular focus on bank disputes and debt recovery cases. In addition, she is registered in the register of Mediators for commercial and civil disputes of the Ministry of Justice and the Cyprus Center for ADR.