Ms Marina Hadjisoteriou > Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus > Lawyer Profile

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC
2 AGIAS ELENIS STREET
6TH AND 7TH FLOORS
1060 NICOSIA
Cyprus

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, EU & Competition

Position

Partner, Head of Limassol Litigation Department

Career

Marina is a Partner and the Head of the Dispute Resolution Department in Limassol.

Her main areas of practice are Asset Recovery, Cross-Border Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and Insolvency.

Marina has consistently been recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA as a ‘Leading Individual’ for Dispute Resolution in Cyprus.

She ‘has been excellent – she was always available and kept us updated on any progress’. ‘A stand-out practitioner amongst her peers. Her ability to develop and implement a commercial strategy and her client focused approach makes Marina a pleasure to work with’. She ‘provides well-thought out options and alternatives. She is proactive and is quick to respond. The team is just great for the complex high-value disputes. This is especially so for the CIS-related disputes’ (The Legal 500 EMEA 2021).

She ‘handles complex disputes across multiple jurisdictions well’ (The Legal 500 EMEA 2019), ‘crafts a legal case like a spider crafts his web’ (The Legal 500 EMEA 2018) and comprehends complex matters quickly and explains things well to clients’ (The Legal 500 EMEA 2017).

She has significant experience of international 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, Ukraine and the CIS and also offshore jurisdictions such as the BVI.

She has successfully represented parties in disputes arising out of breaches of shareholder agreements, breach of fiduciary duties and professional negligence. She has also successfully filed and defended liquidation applications by creditors or by minority shareholders alleging oppression.

She is also vastly experienced in obtaining orders for the recognition of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards in Cyprus.

She has significant experience in all aspects of insolvency law and is frequently instructed to act for local or foreign office holders (liquidators, provisional liquidators, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy).

Her clients include multi-nationals, banks and high-net-worth individuals.

Marina is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

She is also one of the Directors of the Cyprus Arbitration Forum (CAF) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN).

She is often invited to speak at international conferences.

You can see more information in relation to Marina’s experience on the following link: People, Marina Hadjisoteriou, Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC

Languages

Greek, English, basic Italian and basic Russian

Memberships

Cyprus Bar Association (CBA), International Bar Association (ΙΒΑ), Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association (CFLA), Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), The Middle Temple

Education

BSc (Hons) Accounting & Economics, LLB (Hons), Barrister-at-Law

Leisure

Marina is also a member of the Cypriot charitable organisation Sophia Foundation for Children. She visited the projects of the Foundation in Kenya in February 2017 along with four other volunteers. The volunteers did voluntary work with the guidance of the people in charge. They then ascended Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest mountain in Africa. The whole mission had the scope to create awareness and to promote the work of the Foundation in its struggle to support children in need, both in Cyprus and in Kenya, as well as the concept of volunteering in general.

She is also one of the legal advisors of the Foundation on a pro-bono basis.

Lawyer Rankings

Cyprus > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Marina HadjisoteriouMichael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC has a ‘professional, customer-focused and solutions-driven team’, which provides ‘clear and simple advice’ under the leadership of Menelaos Kyprianou and Marina Hadjisoteriou. With the firm having offices in other jurisdictions, including Greece, Malta and Ukraine, it is well-equipped to handle high-value disputes with an international dimension. The Cyprus-based team is trusted by key insurance and banking institutions and also has a growing practice supporting clients in the healthcare and transportation sectors. In addition, it continues to receive instructions from major international law firms. The group frequently advises on disputes relating to crypto-currency trading and all aspects of shareholder disputes and breach of fiduciary claims. Another recent highlight was the promotion of Christos Galanos to the partnership. Constantina Zantira is also recommended. Overall it is an ‘exceptional team that is agile, experienced and creative‘.