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Marina Hadjisoteriou

Partner

Contact Details

T: +357 25 363685

P.O Box 52441, 4064
Limassol, Cyprus

Michael Kyprianou House
116 Gladstonos Street
3032 Limassol
Cyprus

Languages spoken

English
Greek

Marina Hadjisoteriou

Partner

Contact Details

T: +357 25 363685

P.O Box 52441, 4064
Limassol, Cyprus

Michael Kyprianou House
116 Gladstonos Street
3032 Limassol
Cyprus

Languages spoken

English
Greek

Marina Hadjisoteriou is a Partner and the Head of the Litigation Department in Limassol.

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

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

She has also been recommended as an Asset Recovery Specialist and as an Insolvency Specialist in Cyprus by Who’s Who Legal (WWL).

She is praised for being an outstanding disputes resolution lawyer. She is fully engaged in the matter and very efficiently manages the most complex cases’. Marina ‘has an eye for business and is adept at spotting the issues quickly and understanding the commercial realities for her clients. She is a strategist, with excellent legal abilities, a team player, very responsive and a pleasure to work with.’ She has also been praised for being an excellent communicator and always on stand-by mode'  and 'proactive and knowledgeable'. (The Legal 500 EMEA 2020).

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 and she is often invited to speak at international conferences.

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.

CREDENTIALS

BSc in Accounting & Economics, University of Southampton, First Class Honours (2007)
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), University of Law, London (2008)
LLB (Hons), Bar Vocational Course (BVC), University of Law, London (2009)
Barrister–at–Law of The Middle Temple (2009)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) (2020)
International Bar Association (ΙΒΑ)
Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA)
Russian Arbitration Association (through the firm) (RAA)
Russian Arbitration Association 40 (RAA40)
Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association (CFLA)
Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)
Cyprus Bar Association (CBA)
The Middle Temple
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Marina has consistently been recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA as a ‘Leading Individual’ for Dispute Resolution in Cyprus.

She has also been recommended as an Asset Recovery Specialist and as an Insolvency Specialist in Cyprus by Who’s Who Legal (WWL).
Partner, Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC (since 2019)
Head of the Limassol Litigation Department, Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC (since 2013)
Associate, Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC (2010-2012)
Legal Counsel, Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC (2009-2010)

EXPERIENCE