The Cyprus Legal Conference is expected to discuss the current status and developments in the Cypriot judicial system and explain what the right moves forward will be following the recent crisis. Professionals on the field, will discuss the succession in business and how to deal with talent management in your business and ensure the right way to attract the desired clientele.
The Cyprus Legal Conference is expected to attract the interest of executives from law firms, regulatory agencies, accounting and auditing firms, government agencies, as well as legal advisers, international and local organizations, as well as European agencies.
The conference will focus on law firms and legal service providers, and how they are driving innovation among in-house legal teams and legal operations professionals. It will also concentrate on clients’ evolving relationship with a growing range of legal service providers. The conference will also review the current state of the legal industry, in the wake of COVID-19 and the rapid need for digitalization of businesses in order to future-proof them.
The 2nd Cyprus Legal Conference will attract the attention of executives from law firms, regulatory offices, accounting and auditing firms, legal professionals, government agencies, as well as legal professionals from all industries.
Tuesday, 9 September 2020
The conference will be in English
The conference will run online.
Full participation at the Conference corresponds up to 2 CPD units.
Professor, European Law and Reform, Head, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus
Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou has transferred knowledge and run externally funded projects in several universities throughout Europe including Cyprus and the UK for the past 18 years. She is currently Professor of European Law and Reform and Head of the School of Law of the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus). She supervises numerous LLM dissertations, PhDs and post-docs in fields related to her own research including on the financial crisis, migration crisis, rule of law, effective judicial protection, Brexit, privacy and other current issues in EU law. She is a certified Mediator as well as a Data Protection Officer and is very active in the organisation and delivery of CPD courses at the School of Law (undefined). She has been a legal expert for the Legal Services of the Republic of Cyprus assisting the Commission of Inquiry on the collapse of the cooperative bank (2018-19). She is the Founding Member and Director of the non-profit organisation ICLAIM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods) which is used as a social enterprise vehicle for social and community projects having an impact on society (see www.iclaimcentre.org). View her full academic profile at undefined cy/academic/dr-laulhe-shaelou-stephanie/
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, UK
Holly Stebbing is a commercial litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in London. Her practice focuses on disputes in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, both domestic (including UKCS) and international. She has a wide range of experience, including litigation in the Commercial Court, Technology & Construction Court, Chancery Division and appellate courts, institutional and ad hoc commercial arbitration (LCIA, ICC, SCC, LMAA, SIAC), all forms of ADR and incident response (including representing clients in the Crown Court and Coroner's Court).
Holly’s clients include IOCs and NOCs, mining companies, renewable energy providers, oilfield services contractors, construction companies, utilities and petrochemical companies. She advises on all forms of commercial dispute, including licensing and concession arrangements, joint venture and shareholder disputes, construction matters, M&A litigation, decommissioning, third party access to infrastructure, offtake and trading agreements and transportation and processing arrangements.
Holly is also a member of our 24/7 incident response team, advising clients in the aftermath industrial accidents, with particular expertise in corporate manslaughter investigations. She is BOSIET and CA EBS qualified to work offshore. As well as acting for clients in regulatory investigations and related litigation, Holly runs training sessions for board directors and in-house legal counsel on corporate and individual liability for industrial accidents. Holly has Masters' degree in Energy and Natural Resources Law and is one of the contributing editors for Getting the Deal Through: Energy Disputes.
Partner, Bivonas Law LLP, UK
Admitted as a solicitor in 1997, George specialises in fraud matters and regularly conducts complex and high profile cases. He has particular expertise in advising clients who find themselves under active investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, Metropolitan Police, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency and the Police Central e-Crimes Unit. George also acts for individuals facing investigation under Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and health professional regulatory bodies. George is an expert in defending highly complex confiscation, cash seizures and restraint order proceedings.
Chief Client Officer, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, USA
Cynthia Voth is an experienced legal marketer and law firm leader with a passion for collaborating with and coaching attorneys on business development and delivering excellent client service. She is Chief Client Officer of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn – a 160-attorney law firm based in Portland, Oregon with four offices along the west coast of the US. In her role, Cynthia oversees marketing, information technology, client intake and administrative support professionals. She is dedicated to the advancement of the legal profession and active volunteer with the Legal Marketing Association, currently serving as immediate Past President of the International Board of Directors.
Partner, Upwind Legal Rechtsanwälte Wiechell Malinowski
Martin Malinowski specialises in advising yacht and business aviation clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. His clients benefit from his legal and industry expertise in these sectors.
Martin’s focus is advising yacht and business aviation clients on newbuilding contracts, as well as second-hand sale & purchase arrangements, ownership structures, choice of flag/registration and associated matters.
Additionally, he regularly advises on highly technical contentious matters, with his clients benefitting from his knowledge of relevant legislation and sector expertise.
Global Senior Partner London, Ince & Co, UK
As the Global Senior Partner at Ince, Julian Clark is responsible for managing the numerous sectors and vast client base across the international legal practice comprising over 100 partners, 500 legal and business services professionals and 14 offices. He is tasked with driving the continued forward momentum of the firm while maintaining the Ince brand and culture.
With over 30 years’ experience in mediation, arbitration and litigation, Julian is an internationally recognised leader in shipping and international trade, with great influence and standing in the industry.
He has also been consistently ranked in the world’s leading legal reference guides for the last 15 years, including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Super Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.
First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber, Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, UK
Michelle Brewer was appointed as a full-time Tribunal Judge (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in February 2020. She is co-editor and contributing author of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Law and Practice (Bloomsbury Professional Publishing). In November 2019, Michelle provided the keynote address at an OSCE International Judicial Conference “The Critical Role of the Judiciary in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings”. Michelle was called to the Bar in 1999, and prior to judicial appointment practised as a barrister at a leading Human Rights Chambers, Garden Court Chambers, in the public law, immigration and civil teams. From 2010, Michelle was involved in a series of test criminal appellate cases before a specially convened Criminal Court of Appeal concerning the non-punishment of victims of trafficking for criminal exploitation. She intervened for Anti-Slavery International in the first case before the Supreme Court which considered the UK’s obligations to victims of trafficking. Michelle was counsel in a series of notable Art.4 cases before the ECtHR. In practice she was regularly instructed to advise various bodies on trafficking within supply chains and has provided evidence to various governmental committees on trafficking and transparency of supply chains.
Attorney General, Republic of Cyprus
Mr. George L. Savvides was born in 1959. He resided in Famagusta until the Turkish invasion in 1974. He has been living in Limassol since. He excelled at the Lanition secondary school of Limassol. Having completed his military service, he studied Law at Exeter University in the United Kingdom where he received the title of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. Hons.). He then continued his studies in London and became a Barrister as a Member of The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
He actively practiced law for 35 years as the founder and managing partner of a law firm with offices in Limassol and Nicosia and is a member of the Famagusta Bar Association and the Cyprus Bar Association. He is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and has served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of various subcommittees of this international body. He served as a Minister of Justice and Public Order of the Republic of Cyprus from May 31, 2019 until June 29, 2020, date when he was appointed Attorney General by the President of the Republic, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades.
President, Supreme Court of the Republic of Cyprus
Stelios Nathanael, J. was born in Limassol, Cyprus on 18.2.1953. After completing his secondary education and National Guard service he read Law at University College Cardiff and was awarded an LL.B.(Hons) degree in 1976. He was called to the Bar in 1977 (Gray's Inn). He enrolled as an advocate in Cyprus on 18.8.1979.
After practicing law for eight years he was appointed Acting District Judge on 10.9.1987. On 10.9.1988 he was appointed District Judge and on 1.9.1995 he was promoted to Senior District Judge. On 6.10.1997 he was promoted to President, District Court. From 10.9.1999 to 21.1.2003 he acted as the Administrative President of Larnaca District Court and on 21.1.2003 he was appointed President of the Nicosia Assize Court. From 21.1.2005 until his appointment to the Supreme Court on 29.1.2008, he was the Administrative President of the District Court of Nicosia.
Since 2001 he represents the Cyprus Judiciary in the Consultative Council of European Judges (C.C.J.E.) of the Council of Europe, which is composed by serving judges from all members of the Council of Europe. He also represents the Judicial Authorities of the Republic in the European Judges Symposia on Trademarks, Designs and Patents. Since 1.1.2003 he is a member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patents Organization based in Munich.
Minister of Justice and Public Order, Republic of Cyprus
Emily Yiolitis was appointed Minister of Justice & Public Order on 29th June, 2020. She graduated from Foley’s Grammar and Junior School in Limassol in 1994 and went on to study in the Law Department of Oxford University (Trinity College), from which she obtained a Law Degree in 1997. Between 1997-1998 she practiced law at «Chrysses Demetriades» Law Office in Limassol, after which she continued her practice at Directorate General 10 of the European Commission in Brussels. She continued to obtain her post graduate degree “Legal Studies in Comparative European Law” from the European University Institute in Florence and she was awarded the postgraduate degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University (Trinity College). She was a Robert Schuman scholar in the Legal Service of the European Parliament in Luxembourg, in the Department of Internal Regulations. She was a member of the boarder of Trident Trust Management in Limassol for the period 2001-2002 and of Totalserve Management Limited, also in Limassol, between 2002-2006. From 2006, until her appointment as Minister, Emily Yiolitis was a Partner of the Law Office “Aristodemou, Loizides, Yiolitis LLC” (which merged with Harneys LLC in 2010) and was head of corporate law, competition and taxation at Harneys.
Emily Yiolitis has been characterized as “a notable business lawyer, with extensive experience in tax matters”, was ranked as “top lawyer” by “Chambers Global” and as a leader in her field in “Citywealth Leaders List”. Emily Yiolitis has repeatedly been included in the “Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 100” list which “recognizes women with achievements that shape public opinion, contribute to the promotion of business excellence in their jurisdiction and consolidate the reputation of the financial services sector”. Emily Yiolitis' main areas of activity were corporate, competition, trust and tax law. Emily Yiolitis is a Member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 1998, she has served as Chairwoman of the Cyprus branch of the International Organisation “Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)”, Chairwoman of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus, member of the Management Board and founding member of the Cyprus branch of the International Organisation “Internationale pour la Promotion des Femmes d’ Europe (AIPFE)” regarding the promotion of women’s rights. Emily Yiolitis is the author of many articles in international publications such as STEP Journal, Trust and Trustees, as well as a book entitled “The Cyprus Holding Company”. Beyond the Greek language, Emily Yiolitis speaks English, French and Italian.
Professor, Phoebus, Christos Clerides & Associates
Ο Δρ. Χρίστος Κληρίδης είναι Καθηγητής Δικαίου και Πρόεδρος του Τμήματος Νομικής του Πανεπιστημίου Frederick. Ασκεί την δικηγορία από το 1982 και έχει παρουσιάσει ενώπιον πρωτόδικων δικαστηρίων και του Ανωτάτου χιλιάδες υποθέσεις. Συμπλήρωσε τις σπουδές τους στην Αγγλία με διδακτορικό στο King’s College Πανεπιστημίου του Λονδίνου το 1981. Είναι συγγραφέας σημαντικών βιβλίων με εκδότες την Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη στην Ελλάδα με θέματα που αφορούν το Κυπριακό Νομικό Σύστημα, την Δικηγορία στη Κύπρο, το Δίκαιο της Απόδειξης και το Δίκαιο της Επιείκειας. Έχει δημοσιεύσει κεφάλαια σε βιβλία εξειδικευμένα στο δίκαιο της δυσφήμισης. αεροπλοΐας, συνταγματικού δικαίου και άλλα. Είναι συγγραφέας πολυάριθμων άρθρων σε νομικά περιοδικά στην Ελλάδα, Κύπρο και εξωτερικό. Έχει διοργανώσει και συμμετάσχει σε πολυάριθμα διεθνή συνέδρια και σεμινάρια. Ασχολήθηκε με το θέμα της μεταρρύθμισης υποβάλλοντας σχετικά υπομνήματα στην επιτροπή για την μεταρρύθμιση της Κυπριακής δικαιοσύνης που εξέδωσε την έκθεσή της τον Μάρτιο 2018 όπως επίσης και στην Επιτροπή του Λόρδου Dyson για την διαμόρφωση των κανόνων πολιτικής δικονομίας. Έχει παρουσιάσει πολυάριθμες υποθέσεις ενώπιον του Ευρωπαϊκού Δικαστηρίου Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων με επιτυχία και έχει συμμετάσχει σε διαιτησίες διεθνούς κύρους. Υπήρξε Βουλευτής το 2001 - 2006 και μέλος του Εθνικού Συμβουλίου. Συνιδρυτής του Διεθνούς Συνδέσμου για την Προάσπιση Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων και Αντιπρόεδρος του Πολιτιστικού Ιδρύματος Νέαρχος Κ. Κληρίδης του αείμνηστου λαογράφου, δασκάλου παππού του.
Partner, Head of Litigation Department, George Yiangou LLC
Kyriacos Theodorides was born in Nicosia in 1968. He graduated from the Strovolos Lyceum in 1985 and has acquired his LLB (Hons) from the University of Wales in 1991 and his LLM (Master of Law) from the University of Bristol in 1992. Kyriacos is practicing as an advocate since 1993. He joined at the beginning of his career the legal firm of Tassos Papadopoulos & Co in 1993 until 2001 and since 2001 until today, he is a Partner and the Head of the Litigation Department in the law firm of George Y. Yiangou LLC.
Kyriacos Theodorides has extensive practical experience in advocacy and case handling and he specializes mostly in commercial disputes, arbitration, company law and mergers and acquisitions. His practice focus mainly on civil litigation and dispute resolutions relating to corporate, banking and insurance matters and he has extensive and deep experience in representing local and international clients before the District Courts and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Cyprus. Kyriacos practices also in the area of litigation concerning recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and international arbitration awards and has represented foreign clients in a number of civil litigations initiated in the Cyprus Courts.
He also handles corporate and commercial contracts on behalf of local and foreign banking institutions and has taken over the assignment for the drafting of agreements for the purpose of restructuring major loans and credit facilities. Kyriacos practice extents in advising Receivers / Managers who have been appointed by banks under floating charges. Kyriacos is the Treasurer of the Board of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Secretary and Treasurer of the Advocate Pension Fund and represents the Cyprus Bar Association at the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). He is also member of the International Bar Association and IAG Association.
Partner, Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous LLC
He studied law at the University of Athens, Greece, and then continued with his master's degree in Commercial and Corporate Law at the University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science. Thanasis has extensive experience in both litigation and out of Court legal services and advice. He regularly appears before all levels of Cyprus Courts, including the Supreme Court of Cyprus and all District Courts.Thanasis is the Secretary of the Council of the Cyprus Bar Association and represents it to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. He is the President of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Cyprus Swimming Association.
Chief editor of police and judicial reportages, REPORTER
Ntina studied journalism in Cyprus and worked for MEGA one of the most well-known channels of the Cypriot Television for seven years. She started her journalism career in the team of "Ehis Meson" broadcast and she was later the police editor of the broadcast. Today she is the Chief editor of police and judicial reportages of REPORTER.
Assistant Professor in – and Deputy Head of – the School of Law of the Cyprus Campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan Cyprus)
Klearchos A. Kyriakides is an Assistant Professor in – and Deputy Head of – the School of Law of the Cyprus Campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan Cyprus). He also serves on the Executive Committee of the West London Law Society, of which he is a past president. He was born in London and educated in the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge and Westminster. In 2003, he qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. In 2007, he ceased practising law to focus on academia. He remains a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
The University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), is located in Larnaka, and it is now in its eighth year of operation. UCLan Cyprus is the first Branch Campus of the University of Central Lancashire and at the same time a fully licensed University in Cyprus. A unique and innovative model of a Cypriot and British University Educational Experience, accredited by the UK Quality Assurance Agency and the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA) respectively.
Gloria Jean’s Coffees is Australian owned with more than 1000 stores in 35 countries. It has become an International Icon and the difference comes from a true dedication to creating the ultimate coffee experience for every guest. We only buy the highest quality Arabica whole bean coffee that is hand picked and sorted. We are a company with a social conscience, proudly supporting our coffee farmers through Rainforest Alliance. The first store in Cyprus opened in 2006 and currently we operate 11 stores.
The conference will bring together partners and senior executives from large and small law firms, regulatory compliance firms, accounting, audit and tax advisory firms, relevant government authorities, as well as legal advisors, multinational organisations and local and international regulators. These will include:
• Law firms and legal consultants
• Compliance consultancy firms
• Accounting, Audit and Tax Advisory firms
• Company formation and administration firms
• Corporate Service providers
• Administrative Service providers
• Local and international regulatory authorities
IMH is the largest business knowledge and information transfer organisation in Cyprus. Its services include the coordination and running of conferences, seminars and commercial exhibitions, specialist business media publishing and human resources consulting. Every year, IMH organises more than 110 conferences related to every sector of the market, commercial exhibitions and training seminars, and undertakes the entire process of five business award ceremonies. IMH publishes the only dedicated business magazines in Cyprus: the Greek language monthly IN Business and the English-language monthly Gold, which are read by tens of thousands of Cypriot and non-Cypriot professionals, managers and entrepreneurs. It also operates the magazines’ accompanying news portals, the IN Business Portal (www.inbusinessnews.com), the GOLD Portal (www.goldnews.com.cy) and the REPORTER (www.reporter.com.cy). ΙΜΗ also delivers via e-mail the IN Business Daily Newsletter, the GOLD News Daily Newsletter and the REPORTER Newsletter. The IMH Business Development Department bids for tenders published by local public sector bodies, the European Union and other international organisations. Through its activities, ΙΜΗ gives businesses a chance to develop, to network, to find new clients and business associates, to communicate with new audiences and discover growth opportunities.
The UK is a leading centre for global legal services and legal service innovation in part due to the dynamism and flexibility of the common law system. Building on our shared common law foundations, the UK maintains close ties with Cyprus including through professional, educational and commercial collaboration across legal sectors. The British High Commission seeks to further our collaboration with Cyprus and with common law jurisdictions: we are working with business, the Judiciary and the Cypriot government to share best practise and exchange views of the role of technology in the future of the legal system. Areas of particular focus are: cooperation on legal reform, e-justice and legal technology.
The Cyprus Bar Association is the professional body of lawyers with 3793 members. The Cyprus Bar Association was established under the Advocates Law Chapter 2 in 1960 and it has been operating since then. It is the Regulatory Body and among its powers is to maintain the honour and independence of the Bar and its defence in relation to the judiciary and the executive and to regulate the practice and etiquette of the profession. It is the competent authority for lawyers under Cyprus legislation in accordance with section 59 (4) of the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Activities Law of 2007 (L. 188 (I)/2007) as amended. The Cyprus Bar Association is a member of the Council of the European Bar Association (CCBE) and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
The National Betting Authority is organising for the 3rd consecutive year the Safer Gambling Week (SGW) which will be held from the 5th until the 11th of October 2020. The SGW aims to inform the public and raise awareness, as well as involve and mobilise all stakeholders regarding safer gambling and protection of wider society from any harmful consequences of gambling activities.
The ultimate goal of the Safer Gambling Week is to become a platform for discussion and constructive dialogue between various stakeholders of the Cypriot society and the gambling industry regarding safer gambling practices, and eventually become a cross-industry and community wide institution where it will get people talking about safer gambling: gambling venues staff, players, family, friends, wider community. More information on www.sgw.cy
GOLD magazine was founded in 2011 as the first English-language business monthly in Cyprus. Today, it is not only synonymous with the promotion of good business practices but it has a unique and valuable readership of High Net Worth Individuals, international company executives, English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot businessmen and women. GOLD provides a comprehensive and informed overview of the local business scene, the economy and the market and has gained a reputation for its in-depth articles and revealing interviews with key local and international personalities. www.goldnews.com.cy
IN Business magazine has a monthly readership of over 89,000. It is the only monthly business magazine in Cyprus that provides a comprehensive overview of all segments of the economy, from retail to services, as well as reporting on new deals, presenting new faces and, generally, looking at everything that’s happening on the local business scene. IN Business has always been a pioneer in local business journalism, thanks to its in-depth analysis and research, often backed by previously unpublished facts and figures. www.inbusinessnews.com
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