Yiannis has a law degree with Merit from the National University of Athens (Law Faculty). He 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 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.
He has significant experience in a wide range of contentious matters, focusing on international commercial litigation and arbitration, corporate disputes, winding-up applications, breach of contract, product liability, competition law, construction and real estate disputes and employment law claims.
He represented clients in multijurisdictional cases which required the issuance of interim freezing and disclosure injunctions in management and corporate control disputes, derivative shareholders’ claims, breach of fiduciary duties claims, winding up applications and in domestic proceedings for the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
Yiannis represents banking institutions and administrators/liquidators before the District Courts and the Supreme Court on a regular basis.
Yiannis’ practice also covers unlawful termination of distribution franchise and licensing agreements and contentious aspects of intellectual property law.
He has also a particular interest in information and technology sector and provides specialised advice to entrepreneurs, investors and innovative companies.
Benchmark Litigation Europe included Yiannis in its “Dispute Resolution Star” list for Cyprus for 2018 and 2019.
Besides representing clients in court at all levels, he advises clients on commercial agreements and all aspects of contract law, data protection issues, and strategies to reduce their potential exposure to litigation.
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.
His expertise in employment law has been constantly recognised and recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA as a Next Generation Lawyer for employment law, and singled out for his “prompt, clear and practical advice” and “the provision of 24/7 assistance.”