KEY MEMBERS OF THE FIRM 

 

 

Education

BA (Hons) Modern History  

University of Oxford, UK

Post Graduate Diploma in Law

BPP Law School, UK

 

Legal Practice Course (Distinction)

BPP Law School, UK

 

Practice Areas

Capital markets, M&A and Joint Venture, General

Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Restructuring, Tax.

Experience

As a Registered European lawyer in Cyprus, she brings the wealth of her experience gained in the City to her position. Marilou worked for six years at Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC,  as a senior member of the corporate team where she was involved in number of complex and high profile deals. Marilou specializes in equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. She provides assistance to clients to setting up joint ventures, partnerships and other special purpose vehicles to enable them to better structure their investment in Europe and Asia through Cyprus. 

Recent Representative Experience

Assisting on the IPOs and SPOs of one of Russia’s largest payment services providers;

Conducting the first ever privatization in Cyprus  - the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority;

Represented the successful bidder in the first ever concession of state owned enterprises in Cyprus.

Languages

Fluent in English, Greek and French.

Working knowledge of Italian and Spanish.

MARILOU PAVLOU CHRISTODOULIDES

FOUNDER

CHRISTINA LOUCAS

LAWYER

Education

BSc in Government and Economics

London School of Economics

 

BA (Hons) in Jurisprudence

Oxford University, Harris Manchester College

 

Legal Practice Course (Distinction)

BPP Law School, London

Practice Areas

International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Company, Competition, Contract and Commerical, Tax

Experience

Christina heads up the international arbitration department of the firm having had substantial experience in the sector in her previous legal roles at Allen & Overy, Dewey & LeBoeuf and Norton Rose. 

 

On her arrival in Cyprus, she worked for Antis Triantafyllides where she assisted with the translation of the founding cornerstone of Cyprus Companies legislation, the Cyprus Company Law CAP 113. She further conducted general corporate and commercial matters for international clients.

Christina advises on all areas of arbitration, with a particular interest in investment treaty arbitration cases as well as arbitral award enforcement issues. She also advises clients on the insertion of dispute resolution clauses and provides general dispute resolution advice at structuring stages. Clients commend her on her practical and business oriented approach.

Recent Representative Experience

Investment Treaty and Commercial Arbitration

  • Represented Russian client in application to lift an injunction freezing assets worth roughly US$6 billion in the Cypriot courts: Liaised and worked together with Cypriot counsel to draft, prepare and submit application

  • Represented an Eastern European state-owned oil company in a US$250 million ICC arbitration: Involved in all aspects of the matter

  • Represented the Government of Ghana in a €150 million BIT dispute regarding the cocoa industry: Involved in all aspects of the matter including formulation of legal arguments, legal research, witness interviews (in UK and Ghana), drafting of pleadings, witness statements and correspondence with the client and the tribunal, document review and management (in UK and Ghana), helping counsel prepare oral arguments for hearing, advocacy – brief examination-in-chief of one witness, managing and liaising with both legal and accountancy experts, review of key technical financial documents presented to counsel before hearing 

 

Enforcement 

  • Acted for a US aircraft leasing company seeking to enforce an English summary judgment obtained against an Asian airline: Researched reciprocal enforcement provisions, organised enforcement of summary judgment in Singapore and Malaysia, drafted affidavit

 

General Dispute Resolution 

  • Advised lender on possible remedies for breach of a mandate letter by the borrower (value, US$65 million)

  • Drafted settlement agreement in relation to a shareholder dispute

Languages

Fluent in English,

Competent in French and Greek

AGNI LIVERA

LEGAL CONSULTANT 

Education

LLB (Hons), University of Southampton

LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law, University College London

Practice Areas

Banking Law, Insurance law, Company Law, Contract Law, Litigation and Arbitration, Employment Law.

Experience

Agni has handled a number of complex legal cases before the Cypriot Courts, representing some of the largest banking institutions of Cyprus – cases regarding debt recovery claims, enforcement of securities issued in favour of the lender, sale of mortgaged properties and has handled applications for issuance of interim orders. Agni has also managed legal cases, both for and against banking institutions, involving multicurrency loan agreements. She has also given legal opinions and administered cases regarding the validity of contracts, security agreements of all types, the appointment of receiver and manager of companies and its validity, letters of guarantee in developer cases and enforcement procedures. Agni has advised on the winding up and liquidation of companies and has conducted such Court cases.

 

Agni has represented some of the largest Cypriot insurance companies before the Courts regarding compensation claims for loss of amenities, permanent incompetence, accidents during employment and has also handled the out-of-court settlement of many similar cases, assisting clients to reach amicable solutions. She has also given legal opinions on such matters interpreting various aspects of the relevant Laws in the insurance sector, as well as opinions on the validity of insurance contracts and relevant matters. 

 

Furthermore, she has undertaken the review of complex agreements and relevant documents as well as various due diligence reports regarding high network companies and institutions.

 

From 2009 - 2017, Agni was a senior member of the litigation department at one of the most prestigious legal firms in Cyprus, Chryssafinis & Polyviou LLC

Languages

Fluent in  Greek & English,

Competent in French

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PATRYCJA MIKULSKA 

SENIOR MANAGER

Education

University of Silesia

Political Sciences and Journalism Master Degree

Practice Areas

Corporate, AML & Compliance, Banking, Business Development 

Experience

​Patrycja has worked over 10 years for various well-known law firms and  service providers based in Nicosia, Cyprus dealing with a wide portfolio of international clients ranging from blue chip companies to financial institutions to multinational groups. As the head of the fiduciary practice, she advises with the incorporation of the private limited companies, partnerships and other SPVs in domestic and foreign jurisdictions providing full support, guidance and assistance in various corporate enquiries. Patrycja is highly experienced in Compliance and AML procedures assisting clients to open up bank accounts both in Cyprus and abroad and set up their operations in Cyprus. She is praised by clients for finding practical solutions to their queries. Patrycja has also recently dealt with licensing applications relating Cyprus Investments Firms, pursuant to MiFID II and the set up of Alternative Investment Funds and payment institutions. 

Languages

Fluent in Polish and English.

 

MARCIA KALOTHEOU 

ASSOCIATE

Education

LLB Law

University of Cyprus

Practice Areas

Corporate, AML & Compliance, Banking, Business Development 

Experience

Marsia was admitted to the Cyprus bar in September 2020 ranking in sixth place in the national Cyprus Bar Association Exams (June 2020). Before joining MPC Legal, she trained at a well-known law firm in Cyprus. Marsia is experienced in administrative law where she was involved in various cases, drafting petition pleadings, preparing written pleadings and making court appearances. 

 

She also acts on corporate and investment services law matters, particularly in relation to licensing of regulated entities and company and business acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and restructuring.

Languages

Fluent in Greek and English.

 

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