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LEFKONOS 22, STROVOLOS 2064, NICOSIA, CYPRUS
Tel:
Work +357 22 677 000
Email:
Web:
www.polakissarris.com

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CHRISTINA SARRIS

Tel:
Work +357 22 456000
Email:
Web:
www.polakissarris.com
Polakis Sarris & Co LLC

Work Department

Corporate & Tax

Position

Senior Partner

Areas of Practice:

  •  Taxation and international tax planning
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Cross Border Transactions
  • M&A, Restructures
  • Energy Law
  • Banking and Secured Financing
  • Trusts and Estate planning
  • Arbitration and Mediation

 

Career

Christina joined POLAKIS SARRIS & CO in 2001 as an associate in the litigation department, a position which she held until 2006. During this time, she was engaged in international commercial and corporate litigation, including shareholders disputes, commercial and corporate fraud, injunctions and insolvency proceedings as well as banking and finance litigation. She also represented clients in arbitration proceeding and acted as an Arbitrator in banking and finance proceedings. In 2006 Christina joined the Corporate Department as a Senior Associate and in 2012 she was made partner in POLAKIS SARRIS & CO LLC and then in 2014 a Senior Partner.

Throughout her years in the corporate department, she has gained extensive experience in legal and tax restructuring of high profile international groups engaged in the sectors of Telecommunications, Energy, Betting & Gaming and Pharmaceuticals. Amongst others, she is the lead Cyprus legal counsel for INTRACOM TELECOM, BURIED HILL ENERGY, INTRALOT GROUP and MEDRELEAF and Cyprus legal counsel for AEGEAN MARINE PETROLEUM, ENERGEAN OIL & GAS, KRONOSPAN, groups for which Christina also seats as a member of their Cyprus Companies’ Board of Directors.

She is also the author of articles published in business magazines, co-author of legal texts and books and has been a speaker and panelist in several conferences in Cyprus and abroad.

Parallel to her legal career, Christina serves as Honorary General Consul of Panama in Cyprus since 2003.

Languages

  • Greek and English (fluent)
  • French and Spanish (intermediate)

Member

  • Gray’s Inn (UK)
  • Cyprus Bar Association
  • WISTA
  • INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
  • INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS GROUP

Education

  • LLB (University of East Anglia - UK)
  • LLM in International Business Law (University of East Anglia - UK)
  • Bar Vocational Course (Gray’ s Inn – UK)


Cyprus

Maritime and admiralty

Within: Maritime and admiralty

At Polakis Sarris & Co LLC, recent highlights include successfully acting for a major Cypriot bank in preventing an order from being overturned for the arrest of two mortgaged vessels. Christina Sarris is a key member of the ‘sound’ team.

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