Managing Partner Menelaos has extensive experience in international dispute resolution and arbitration, and specialises in the field of litigation with a cross-border element. He has been described by the European Legal 500 Directory as “a reputable litigator who has handled complex international cases”, and has been consistently recommended by Legal500 as a ‘Leading Individual’ for Dispute Resolution in Cyprus. His wide-ranging experience includes successfully seeking numerous freezing and disclosure orders.
Marina has significant experience of high value, complex fraud and asset tracing cases involving world-wide freezing orders, disclosure orders and gagging orders. She is usually involved in parallel, multi-jurisdictional cases, mainly involving Russia and the CIS and also offshore jurisdictions such as the BVI. She is also vastly experienced in obtaining orders for the registration and enforcement of foreign court judgments and foreign arbitral awards in Cyprus. Her clients include multi-nationals, banks and high-net-worth individuals.
Marina has been listed as one of the ‘Leading Individuals’ for Dispute Resolution in Cyprus in the latest editions of The Legal 500 EMEA. She is ‘an outstanding disputes resolution lawyer’, ‘a strategist, with excellent legal abilities’, she ‘ handles complex disputes across multiple jurisdictions well’ and ‘crafts a legal case like a spider crafts his web’.
Ioanna focuses on corporate and commercial matters and advises local and international clients in relation to their business requirements. She advises clients on corporate and commercial, tax, M&A, employment, and regulatory matters. Ioanna has extensive experience with domestic and cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, re-domiciliations, re-organizations, and structuring. She represents a large group of companies that have chosen Cyprus as their hub for their international business.
Ioanna is currently representing a number of shipping and ship-owning companies that have cross-border operations and often acts as the sole counsel for all their matters, ranging from banking and finance to employment, and corporate and commercial matters. She is consistently engaged by a major group worldwide leader in bulk cargo transportation for their mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial matters, and their day-to-day business operations. Ioanna is also involved with matters relating to data protection and privacy. She advises and represents a number of clients in Cyprus in relation to their regulatory needs as a data protection officer.
Ioanna also advises Cyprus investment firms as to the legal and regulatory aspects of their businesses. She assists clients by providing them with the necessary information and guidance and prepares the relevant information and documentation in relation to their regulatory requirements. She also acts as the liaison with the relevant competent authorities in Cyprus. Ioanna is also registered with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission has passed the advanced examination since 2015.
Ioanna is consistently recommended by the Legal500 and has been recommended as ‘Next Generation Partner ’ in the Commercial, Corporate and M&A Legal 500 2021 edition with clients noting that Ioanna “provides sound, realistic advice ” and is “flexible in her approach to an issue to take into account a client’s evolving requirements“.