Head of Commercial Regulatory
and EU Law Dep
Call to the Bar: 2002 (Cyprus Bar)
Maria joined the Firm in 2007, initially as a Group Leader in the Corporate Law Department and is now leading the Commercial, Regulatory and EU Law Department. Maria has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law and has advised on a broad range of commercial transactions. She handles a wide variety of transactional work ranging from cross- border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, through to dealing with shareholders’ agreements, shareholders and boardroom disputes, setting-up of investment funds and advising on competition law and on areas of EU law (including EU competition law).
Maria achieved an LL.B. (Hons- Upper Second) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (L.S.E.) and an LL.M. (Merit award) again at the L.S.E., with a specialisation in International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law.
She further obtained an LL.M. at Utrecht University, Netherlands with a specialisation in EU Law.
Prior to joining the Firm, Maria completed a traineeship (‘Stage’) with the Second Board of Appeals of EUIPO (at the time known as ‘OAMI’), the EU agency for the registration of European Trade Marks, in Alicante, Spain. She subsequently worked in one of the leading and long-standing law firms in Cyprus and has also acted as a Legal Advisor to the President of the Cyprus Competition Commission for a year.
Languages: Greek and English