Yiannis has a law degree with Merit from the University of Athens. He also obtained an LL.M in Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary College, University of London, with Distinction.
He has been practising law since 2009 and he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Mediator.
Before establishing his own firm he served as a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department of one of the most prominent law firms in Cyprus.
Yiannis has significant experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters and disputes and his practice focuses on:
• complex commercial agreements and disputes
• management and corporate control disputes
• shareholders agreements
• share and asset purchase agreements
• joint venture agreements
• construction and development projects
• distribution, franchising and licensing agreements
• intellectual property
• breach of fiduciary duties
• M&A litigation
• trusts disputes
• cross-border asset recovery and commercial fraud.
He has also particular interest in information and technology sector and provides specialised advice to entrepreneurs, investors and innovative companies.
He also regularly represents clients in multijurisdictional cases which require the issuance of interim freezing injunctions, disclosure orders, search orders, and orders for the appointment of liquidators and receivers.
Yiannis also has extensive experience on employment law and he regularly advises both individuals and the Human Resources departments of domestic and multinational companies, on disciplinary and grievance procedures, employment data protection issues, employment aspects of company restructuring, transfer of undertakings, redundancy, provident and pension funds issues, equality and diversity issues and any other labour law implications connected with dismissals, voluntary severance schemes and significant internal restructurings. He also regularly deals with negotiating and drafting contracts of employment, restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements, restraints of trade, as well as compromise and release agreements and employer’s manuals.
Yiannis works closely and proactively with entrepreneurs, corporate law firms and corporate service providers in many transactions and corporate projects and provides clients with strategies and advice on pre-litigation stages.