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

Pinelopi Pilatsi Aristeidou

Senior Advocate

Pinelopi Pilatsi Aristeidou

Senior 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

Marilyn Theodotou

Senior Advocate

Marilyn Theodotou

Senior 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

Sophia Stylianou

Senior Advocate

Sophia Stylianou

Senior Advocate

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Sophia graduated in law from the University of Surrey in 2013 and she further holds an LPC degree from the BPP University. She was later admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2015.

Sophia has worked in the corporate and commercial department of a reputable professional services firm in Limassol where she acquired significant experience in areas including, inter alia, corporate governance, compliance, corporate re-organisations and restructurings, administrative matters, drafting and reviewing of all types of legal documents, opinions, agreements and contracts etc. Sophia has also dealt with other matters such as the administration of trusts and underlying assets, the setting up of an Alternative Investment Fund with Limited Number of Persons (AIFLNP) as well as a Cyprus Investment Firm (CIF).

In her current position, Sophia is involved in corporate matters and deals with the administrative and legal elements of Cyprus and foreign companies. She is also responsible for reviewing and drafting legal agreements and documents and coordinating transaction closings.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Surrey

LPC, BPP University

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Cathy Georgiou

Advocate

Cathy Georgiou

Advocate

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Cathy holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nicosia in 2012 and she was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2013.

During her career, she excelled in a wide spectrum of areas. At the same time, Cathy was trained and then specialized as a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer where she acquired significant experience at areas such as Family, Tort, Contracts, Immigration, Civil and Criminal Law.

Cathy also possesses excellent contract drafting skills and is up-to-date with relevant legislation.

In her current position, Cathy is focusing on projects and transactions relating to real estate law, the drafting of wills and probates, immigration/employment issues and other relevant matters related to litigation and dispute resolution.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Nicosia

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Xenia Kasapi Kyriacou

Advocate

Xenia Kasapi Kyriacou

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.

She is also a PhD candidate in the University of Cyprus and her research topic examines the area of Intellectual Property.

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

Yiota Costa

Advocate

Yiota Costa

Advocate

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Yiota graduated in Law in 2013 from the University of Leicester and was later admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2014.

Prior to joining E&G Economides LLC, Yiota has worked in the corporate and commercial department of a reputable law firm in Limassol where she acquired significant experience in areas including, inter alia, corporate governance, compliance, corporate re-organisations and administrative matters, drafting and reviewing of all types of legal documents, opinions, agreements and contracts.

In her current position, Yiota is involved in corporate matters and deals with the administrative and legal elements of Cyprus and foreign companies. She is also responsible for the drafting and reviewing of legal agreements as well as advising on corporate transactions documents.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Leicester

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 further holds a Master in Human Resource Management and Corporate Strategy from the Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIMA). Also, 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

Maria Theocharous

Advocate

Maria Theocharous

Advocate

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Maria graduated in Law from the University of Cyprus in 2016 and pursued her Master’s degree in International Shipping Law at the Queen Mary University of London in 2018. She successfully completed her legal training and she was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2017. Maria is currently undertaking her Ph.D. in International Shipping Law.

Prior to joining E & G Economides LLC, Maria has acquired significant experience working as an advocate in corporate, commercial and shipping law matters of a reputable law firm in Limassol. In her current position, Maria is focusing on corporate & commercial and banking & finance matters, as well as drafting and reviewing corporate agreements of various sorts and legal transactions. Furthermore, she also undertakes shipping related matters of either an administrative or legal nature.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Cyprus

Master of Laws in International Shipping Law, Queen Mary University of London

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

PRACTICE AREAS

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

Thalia Efthymiou

Advocate

Thalia Efthymiou

Advocate

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Thalia holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Liverpool and she successfully passed the Cyprus Bar exams in 2019 where she managed to get one of the highest marks in Criminal Procedure. Thalia has been trained in litigation where she had the opportunity to be involved in various legal cases by preparing pleadings and presenting cases before the District Court.

Thalia has contributed on several articles on topics regarding matters or issues within the criminal area and discussing the possibility of the amendment of current Legislation.

In her current position, Thalia is focusing on litigation and dispute resolution matters involving all major elements.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Liverpool

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

Konstantinos Ermogenides

Advocate

Konstantinos Ermogenides

Advocate

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Konstantinos earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Essex at the top of his Class, where he was awarded with the Gold Essex Award. Thereafter, Konstantinos went on and completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) followed by a Masters of Sciences in Law, Business and Management at the University of Law.

Konstantinos has also gained significant experience both as a summer associate at a reputable law firm and also as an intern at an international ship-owning company having obtained significant experience in areas such as international trade law and maritime legal services.

He is also active in the field of gig economy, legal technology and innovation having acquired experience working with individuals employed in a wide array of industries.

In his current position, Konstantinos is focusing on litigation and dispute resolution matters involving all major elements and his practice focuses on a wide range of contentious matters including civil, commercial, corporate, insolvency as well as white-collar litigation.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws, University of Essex

LPC with Masters of Sciences in Law, Business and Management at the University of Law

MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Bar Association

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