Eleni Drakou

Senior Associate

Contact details

+357.25.36.36.85 eleni.drakou@kyprianou.com Michael Kyprianou House 116 Gladstonos Street 3032 Limassol, Cyprus Connect on LinkedIn

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Eleni specializes in immovable property law and assists international and local clients with their real estate matters in Cyprus.

She focuses on property purchase and conveyancing of new and resale properties. She often represents clients in real estate agreements, transactions and joint ventures for the sale, rental and construction of residential and commercial properties. She has acted for clients who have invested in large scale projects in Cyprus as well as for clients who have acquired landmark properties.

Eleni frequently represents clients on their immigration matters for the granting of the Cyprus citizenship and residency. She also advises individuals on private client matters including estate planning, banking, taxation and corporate matters. Her practice focuses on strategic planning for business growth in Cyprus and abroad.

She has been awarded the Corporate Live Wire’s 2016 and 2017 Global Awards, in the field of Immigration Law.

She is a member of the Investment Migration Council (IMC) and an affiliated member of STEP.

Credentials

  • Education LLB, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2010) MA, University of Wolverhampton, UK (2014)
  • Professional memberships Cyprus Bar AssociationNicosia Bar AssociationEuropean organization "Just One"Investment Migration Council (IMC) and an affiliated member of STEP.
  • Career progression Senior Associate, Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC (since 2019)Associate, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC (since 2013)Legal Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cyprus (2012)Lawyer, Spyros- Elena Arotis Law Firm (2012)Legal Trainee, Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus (2010-2011)
  • Accolades Eleni has been selected as the Investment Solicitor of the Year for Cyprus by the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018. She has been awarded with the Corporate LiveWire's 2016 and 2017 Global Awards, in the field of Immigration Law.

Experience

  • Advised and represented investors and their family members to successfully obtain the Cypriot citizenship in accordance with the Cyprus Investment Program.

  • Advised and represented individuals and their family members to successfully obtain the Cyprus Permanent Residence Permit on a fast-track procedure.

  • Advised and represented a Chinese company to enter into and implement a Joint Venture with a Cyprus company for the development and construction of a building complex in Cyprus.

  • Advised and represented a high-net-worth-individual to invest in a large-scale project in Limassol, Cyprus.

  • Acted for individuals to acquire residential units in Cyprus. Provided conveyancing services to the clients including the purchase of the properties, representation before the relevant Tax Authorities, VAT Authorities, Land Registry and District Office, and assisted with all the matters until the issuance of the title deeds.