George Economides

Partner

George Economides

Partner

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George is a partner at E & G Economides LLC. He is also the Vice-Chairman of Totalserve Management Limited, an award-winning international corporate services provider which is headquartered in Cyprus.

George obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Westminster. Further to his studies, George has gained extensive experience in accounting, auditing and tax matters with a leading Cyprus accountancy firm.

His area of focus is tax, real-estate, immigration and technology with IP & GDPR and he is also involved in the firm’s business development, marketing and operational activities. George is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, a member of the Individual Tax and Private Client Committee of the International Bar Association and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

He frequently works with HNWIs and international law firms and associates providing advice in restructurings, investments, acquisitions and disposals of either assets, intangible assets or real estate. He also represents and generally advises international companies and group of companies that have relocated and headquartered to Cyprus such as ship-owning, ship-management, e-commerce, investment, financial services and real-estate companies.

George has also been recognized by the Legal500, a leading legal directory and over the years, has co-authored various publications on consecutive occasions as regards to M&A, tax, lending & finance and technology/digital business.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Westminster

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Eleana Economides

Partner

Eleana Economides

Partner

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Eleana is a partner at E & G Economides LLC. She is also the Chairwoman of Totalserve Management Limited, an international corporate services provider which is headquartered in Cyprus.

Eleana obtained her Bachelor of Laws from King's College in London. She then continued her post-graduate studies at the City University of London where she obtained her MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance.

She handles all matters relating to the management, marketing, development and operational activities of the firm. She also deals with private client matters and corporate affairs and advises on real estate matters and trusts.

Eleana has been practicing law for more than 15 years and in 2006 she was appointed as partner in E & G Economides LLC where she has been extensively dealing with the development and all operational activities of the firm ever since. As of 2017, she has also been appointed as the Chairwoman of Totalserve.

Eleana is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, Kings College, London
Master of Science, Shipping, Trade and Finance, City University

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Melina Dionysiou

Director

Melina Dionysiou

Director

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Melina is a Director in E & G Economides LLC, and is also the leading corporate lawyer. She is particularly experienced in company acquisitions and in the sales of private and public companies, joint ventures, M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. She also advises on corporate finance transactions and she specialises in drafting and advising on corporate documents.

Melina has been practicing law for more than 20 years. She started her career as a lawyer with a large law firm in Cyprus where she trained in a general spectrum of law for 6 years. She then moved on to Totalserve Management Ltd where she gained experience as a corporate lawyer and headed the corporate department. In 2006 she was appointed as a Director in E & G Economides LLC where she has been working as a corporate lawyer ever since.

Melina has written several articles on topics pertaining to her areas of practice and is a regular speaker at a number of international conferences and forums.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Manchester
Diploma, University of Leicester

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Virginia Adamidou

Senior Advocate

Virginia Adamidou

Senior Advocate

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Virginia holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Leicester in the UK and a Masters on Business Administration (MBA) from the CIIM. She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2004. 

She specialises in corporate and commercial matters on issues such as acquisitions and mergers, shareholders agreements, disputes and generally all kinds of corporate transactions. She provides legal representation, support and substantial assistance to clients relating to the acquisition of a real estate in Cyprus by handling the entire property acquisition procedure from the negotiating stage, development, leasing through to the completion. 

Before joining E & G Economides LLC, Virginia was also dealing with litigation cases focusing mostly on banking, tort, real estate and administration proceedings. 

In her current position, Virginia is focusing on corporate & commercial and banking & finance matters, as well as drafting and reviewing corporate agreements of various sorts and legal transactions. 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Leicester, UK
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) (CIIM)

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Klearchos Christofi

Senior Advocate

Klearchos Christofi

Senior Advocate

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Klearchos focuses on litigation and dispute resolution procedures within Cyprus courts. He has vast experience in the litigation sector and specialises in a wide variety of litigation matters. Klearchos has excellent proficiency in Criminal, Tort, Family, Employment, Property and Administrative litigation proceedings.

Prior to joining E & G Economides LLC, Klearchos worked at a law firm based in Limassol for over 7 years, dealing solely with litigation matters involving all major elements.

Klearchos graduated from the DUT with Honours and was subsequently admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2008.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws (Hons),
Democritus University of Thrace

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Anna Kouloundi

Senior Advocate

Anna Kouloundi

Senior Advocate

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Anna has completed BSc/MSc degrees in Psychology prior to obtaining her LL.B Degree from Leicester University in 2008 and she is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Anna deals with the formation and administration of Trusts and their underlying companies. She further drafts and reviews trust deeds regulated by Cyprus law and assists with the re-domiciliation of trusts to and from Cyprus.

Through the years, she has gained extensive experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating on legal documents and has built a strong background in corporate and commercial matters, handling a vast and diverse portfolio of clients, located in Cyprus and abroad. She has provided several legal opinions in relation to a wide range of corporate, banking and finance issues and has prepared numerous due diligence reports on behalf of major investment clients, originating from a national as well as an international level.

Anna specialises in advising high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, family businesses and other professional advisors on all aspects of Cyprus law relating to Trusts, Wills and Estates.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Leicester

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Pinelopi Pilatsi Aristeidou

Advocate

Pinelopi Pilatsi Aristeidou

Advocate

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Pinelopi graduated from Lancaster University where she obtained her L.L.B. Thereafter, she received her LLM degree with Distinction from Durham University. Pinelopi was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2010 while working at a prestigious law firm in Cyprus.

Prior to joining E & G Economides LLC, Pinelopi worked as a Senior Legal Advisor at an international company in Cyprus where she gained strong experience in drafting and reviewing contracts, dealing with closings and contract negotiations, and handling commercial law and intellectual property law matters. Pinelopi also gained international expertise dealing with multiple legal issues in various jurisdictions worldwide.

In her current role, Pinelopi is responsible for the establishment and administration of trusts, foundations and wills, and she also manages a portfolio of clients.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.), Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Master of Laws in European Trade and Commercial Law, Durham University, United Kingdom

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Antonis Pantechis

Advocate

Antonis Pantechis

Advocate

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Antonis started his career at a law office in Athens and dealt primarily with maritime law. Upon his return to Cyprus, Antonis worked in the litigation department of an esteemed law office in Limassol where he was successfully involved in claims of a civil, corporate and commercial nature, as well as with criminal cases.

In his current position, Antonis is involved in corporate matters and deals with the administrative element of Cyprus and foreign companies. He is also responsible for reviewing and drafting legal agreements and documents.

Further, Antonis practices in the areas of litigation and corporate litigation.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, National Kapodestrian University of Athens
Master of Laws, University of Hertfordshire

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Xenia Kasapi

Advocate

Xenia Kasapi

Advocate

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Xenia holds a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Sheffield and a Master of Commercial Law from University of Bristol and has successfully completed a professional course in Arbitration Law at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Cyprus Branch). She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and a member of Arbitrators in the Charted Institute of Arbitrators.

Xenia is the Head of the Intellectual Property & Data Protection Department, specialising in Information technology (including e-commerce), data protection, intellectual property and commercial law. Xenia gained international expertise whilst dealing with multiple legal issues in various jurisdictions worldwide and currently has extensive experience in corporate finance transactions, corporate and commercial law, intellectual property, liquidation proceedings and data protection matters. She advises on privacy related issues across all industries in the likes of communication companies, pharmaceutical and health care organizations, IT and software licensing and development and cloud computing. Xenia is also assisting companies with establishing and maintaining data privacy and security compliance matters and is drafting and reviewing commercial transaction documents.

Xenia regularly contributes on articles publications. She was the author of Cyprus Investments Funds Association (CIFA) (Articles 2018, 2019) and she also contributed to other publications published in Mondaq, one of which was awarded and ranked as very popular in the topic of Data Protection Law.

Xenia has also participated in lecture programs on data protection, commercial law and intellectual property. She is a lecturer on Business Law and lectures to undergraduates at Cyprus College supported by the European University Cyprus.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, The University of Sheffield
Master of Laws, University of Bristol
MCIArb

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association
Charted Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Andrea Papouri

Advocate

Andrea Papouri

Advocate

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Andrea holds a Bachelor of Laws form the University of Sheffield and a Master in International Law & International Relations from the University of Kent. She was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2013.

As a trainee lawyer in a prestigious law firm, Andrea has been trained in litigation where she had the opportunity to be involved in various legal cases.

Before joining E & G Economides LLC, Andrea gained great experience working as an advocate and senior legal advisor in matters including, inter alia, drafting and reviewing of legal documents, agreements and contracts, dealing with contract negotiations, advising on multiple legal issues and handling matters in different aspects of law.

In her current position, Andrea focuses on immigration matters relating to the acquisition of the Cyprus citizenship and residency permits via investments, EU and non-EU work permits, re-domiciliation of companies to and from the Republic of Cyprus, as well as with drafting and reviewing of legal documents.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, the University of Sheffield
Master of Laws in International Law & International Relations, University of Kent

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Panos Zevlaris

Advocate

Panos Zevlaris

Advocate

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Panos graduated in law from the University of Bradford (UK) and holds a certificate in Business Studies from the University of Salford (UK). He was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2014 while working with a highly respectable law firm in Limassol, Cyprus.

Panos has previously worked in the corporate and commercial departments of reputable law firms in Limassol, Cyprus where he acquired significant experience in areas including, inter alia, corporate governance, corporate re-organisations, set-up of investment holding companies with multiple-level owners, consultation of clients on a wide range of corporate transactions and administrative matters, drafting of legal documents, agreements and contracts.

In his current position, Panos mainly deals with drafting and reviewing of legal agreements as well as advising on corporate transactions documents.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Bradford
Business Studies, University of Salford

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Marianna Konstanta

Advocate

Marianna Konstanta

Advocate

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Marianna holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of International Commercial Law, both from the University of Surrey. She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association.

At the beginning of her legal career, she worked as a trainee lawyer for a leading Cypriot law firm, where she was mostly dealing with corporate transactions and additionally preparing and presenting civil cases before the Court. 

Before joining E & G Economides LLC, Marianna gained great experience working as an advocate at the private client department of a prestigious law firm in Cyprus where she was dealing with immigration matters and property transactions including drafting and negotiating of sales/purchase agreements, assignment agreements and handling probates, drafting of Wills and Trust agreements. 

In her current position, Marianna advises on real estate and property related issues, transactions and disputes. She is also assisting with the drafting and filing of probates proceedings in Cyprus courts. Furthermore, she has relevant experience in shipping related proceedings when it comes to chartering, regulatory and ship/yacht registration and parallel registrations of such.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Surrey
Master of Laws, University of Surrey

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Marilyn Theodotou

Advocate

Marilyn Theodotou

Advocate

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Marilyn holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of International Commercial Law, both from the University of Surrey. She further holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and Practice with specialisation in patent drafting from Bournemouth University. She was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2014.

At the beginning of her legal career, Marilyn worked as a trainee lawyer at a prestigious law firm, where she trained in a general spectrum of litigation, corporate and employment law matters by preparing pleadings and presenting cases before the District Court.

Marilyn specialises in the field of corporate and commercial law by advising clients on formation of Cyprus and foreign corporate entities, corporate governance matters, corporate re-structurings and by drafting and reviewing of various legal agreements, contracts and corporate documents.

She also assists corporate clients with the coordination and completion of multi-million acquisition deals in cross-border transactions by drafting, negotiating and reviewing corporate transaction documents and ensuring compliance with notification obligations to the relevant authorities. Further, she advises clients on the various aspects of the granting of charges, pledges and other securities over the assets of corporate entities.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Bachelor of Laws, University of Surrey
Master of Laws in International Commercial Law, University of Surrey
Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Bournemouth University

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Panagiotis Sofokleous

Advocate

Panagiotis Sofokleous

Advocate

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Panagiotis graduated in law from Leeds Metropolitan University and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2015.

Prior joining the law firm, Panagiotis has worked in the corporate and commercial departments of a reputable corporate service provider in Limassol and other law firms in Limassol where he acquired significant experience in areas including, inter alia, corporate governance, corporate re-organisations and administrative matters, drafting of legal documents, agreements and contracts etc. 

In his current position, Panagiotis focuses on corporate and commercial matters, as well as drafting and reviewing all sorts of corporate agreements.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, Leeds Metropolitan University

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Rafaella Christou

Advocate

Rafaella Christou

Advocate

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Rafaella holds a Bachelor of Laws from the De Montfort University and a Master of Commercial Law from the University of Leicester.

In 2017, Rafaella successfully passed the Cyprus Bar exams and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association while working within the corporate and commercial department of E & G Economides LLC.

In her current position, Rafaella is acting as an Anti-Money Laundering Legal Consultant and Compliance Officer and is responsible for overseeing and managing regulatory compliance issues within the firm.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, (L.L.B.) De Montfort University 
Master of Laws in International Commercial Law, University of Leicester

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

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Marinos Samanides

Advocate

Marinos Samanides

Advocate

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Marinos holds a Bachelor of Laws from Oxford Brookes University and a masters in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Reading. He was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2017.

Before joining E&G Economides LLC, Marinos has worked in the corporate and commercial department of a reputable law firm and acquired significant experience in areas including, inter alia, corporate governance, corporate re-organisations and administrative matters, drafting of legal documents, agreements, contracts etc.

Further to that, Marinos was appointed as the legal and compliance officer of a corporate service provider in Limassol where he acquired a wide range of knowledge in compliance matters.

In his current position, Marinos will be acting as an Anti-Money Laundering Legal Consultant managing regulatory and compliance issues within the firm.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, Oxford Brookes University

Masters in Oil and Gas Law, University of Reading

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

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