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Four new partners at Georgiades & Pelides

The Georgiades & Pelides law firm has announced the appointment of George Charalambous, Nicholas Pelides, Dominique Pelides and Sotos Kasinos as new members of the partnership. The new partners are joining the partnership on an equal basis vis-à-vis the existing partners and with complete rights of participation in the profits of the partnership.

George Charalambous has been a member of the firm’s litigation team since 2016, and specialises in cross-border disputes, insolvency law, banking law and commercial law. He has extensive experience in cases involving the appointment of examiners and receivers-managers, as well as cases dealing with bank financing in foreign currencies. He has acted on behalf of the biggest banks in Cyprus, the largest Cypriot hospitality group and some of the largest car manufacturers globally, while he has recently represented a multinational group of companies before the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Together with an international legal team, he is currently representing a non-Cypriot client in one of the largest claims ever filed in the Cypriot courts, relating to professional negligence. He is also co-author of the book “Sale of Goods and Consumer Protection Law in Cyprus” and has published various legal articles in the domestic press.

Nicholas Pelides has been a member of the firm’s corporate and commercial department since 2012 and is a specialist in matters of corporate law, competition law and employment law. He has extensive experience in advising on corporate governance and employment-related matters, and advises the firm’s clients on these matters on a daily basis. He has represented a large number of Cypriot and multinational enterprises before the Commission for the Protection of Competition in relation to complaints and investigations ex officio, as well as assisting on a large number of merger control notifications. He has, together with his team, also carried out a significant number of due diligence investigations, a number of which related to some of the largest credit facility sale and purchase transactions in Cyprus.

Dominique Pelides has been a member of the firm’s corporate and commercial department since 2020, having previously completed her training contract with Clifford Chance LLP in London, where she worked for eight years. She specialises in banking, commercial and competition law. She also has extensive experience in advising on the establishment and distribution of private investment funds and the provision of cross-border financial services, having previously been a member of the in-house legal team (as Vice President) of BlackRock, Inc. During her tenure at Georgiades & Pelides LLC she has acted on behalf of banks and credit servicers on some of the largest sales of credit portfolios in Cyprus. She has also advised both international and domestic clients on the licensing and construction of renewable energy facilities, including on the conclusion of contracts to construct the largest PV park in Cyprus so far. She has authored the Cyprus chapters of the Chambers Merger Control Global Practice Guide and the Chambers Banking Regulation Global Practice Guide.

Sotos Kasinos has been a member of the firm’s litigation department since 2018 and specialises in banking, commercial and corporate disputes. He possesses significant experience in matters of private international law and complex cross-border disputes of an economic nature and involving fraud, where it is often necessary to obtain or challenge freezing injunctions and discovery orders. He recently successfully acted on behalf of one of the largest Hungarian steel plants before the Supreme Court of Cyprus, and is also experienced in international commercial arbitration, having recently represented a multinational group of companies before the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Together with an international legal team, he is currently representing a non-Cypriot client in one of the largest claims ever filed in the Cypriot courts, relating to professional negligence. He also provides advice and legal support to companies and financial institutions in relation to reorganisations, contractual disputes and torts and has recently advised multinational enterprises active in the oil and natural gas sectors. Finally, he is a qualified mediator, and has authored the Cyprus chapters of various international publications, such as Dispute Resolution (for the years 2019-2022), Complex Commercial Litigation (for 2020) and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (for 2020), all published by Lexology GTDT, as well as Chambers International Fraud & Asset Tracing (for 2021).

Commenting on the admission of the four new partners, Mr. Marcos Georgiades, Managing Director of Georgiades & Pelides LLC, noted that “it is with great pleasure that we welcome four accomplished colleagues to our partnership, who will not only bring even greater dynamism to our office but will have a particularly important role in shaping its development and continuing to offer the highest level of personal service to our clients”.

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