Marina Hadjisoteriou

Year of birth: 1986


  • University of Law inc. College of Law, London Bloomsbury, UK., Bar Vocation Course (BVC) - 2009 (Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple)
  • University of Law inc. College of Law, London Bloomsbury, UK., Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - 2008
  • University of Southampton, Southampton, UK., BSc Accounting & Economics, First Class Honours (2007)

Language skills:

  • Greek
  • English

Field(s) of specialization:

  • Cross Border Commercial Litigation
  • Asset recovery
  • International Arbitration

Professional experience:

  • Currently, a partner of one of the largest Cypriot law firms with an international presence, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC
  • Has consistently been recommended in the latest editions of the Legal 500 EMEA as a specialist in her field. In 2019 she was listed as one of the ‘Leading Individuals’ for Dispute Resolution. She ‘handles complex disputes across multiple jurisdictions well’ (Legal 500 EMEA 2019), crafts a legal case like a spider crafts his web’ (Legal 500 EMEA 2018) and comprehends complex matters quickly and explains things well to clients’ (Legal 500 EMEA 2017).

Arbitration experience:

  • Participated in domestic arbitrations, filed by local banks against debtors as counsel Assisted in the preparation and submission of an expert opinion on Cyprus law in the context of an appeal currently pending before the Svea Court in Sweden against an arbitral award issued by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The opinion relates to the validity of an arbitration clause in a loan agreement.
  • Has successfully represented one of the biggest suppliers of Russian coal to the international market that delivers coal to more than 40 countries word-wide in its application for the recognition and registration in Cyprus of a foreign arbitral award issued by the London Maritime Arbitrators Association in its favour and against a Cypriot company.
  • Was part of the team that filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Cyprus, on behalf of a substantial German bank, against a first instance judgment discharging a worldwide freezing injunction that had been issued in favour of the German bank. The injunction had been issued in support of arbitration proceedings filed by the German bank in Frankfurt against, inter alia, a Cyprus company. This Cyprus company had guaranteed the payment obligations of the buyers of a Ukrainian Bank. Commerzbank was the seller in the said transaction and was alleging that the purchase consideration (exceeding USD 120 million) was due to it. The Supreme Court allowed the appeal and reissued the freezing injunction that had been discharged. It also issued an extensive disclosure of assets order against the Cyprus company.

Publications and other kinds of activities:

  • Ms. Hadjisoteriou is one of the directors of Cyprus Arbitration Forum (CAF). CAF is a non-profitable organization that was set up with the aim to promote arbitration in Cyprus.

Attended the following seminars:

  • Kyiv Arbitration Days 2018 (September 2018)
  • Annual International Bar Association Conferences held in 2011 (Dubai), 2012 (Dublin), 2014 (Tokyo), 2015 (Vienna), 2016 (Washington D.C.), 2017 (Sydney) and 2018 (Rome) where numerous arbitration sessions took place
  • New York Convention 1958: Requirements for the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards (February 2018) - organized by the Cyprus Bar Association

Published an article on the recognition and the enforcement in Cyprus of foreign arbitral awards

Membership in other professional organizations:

  • ​International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Cyprus Bar Association (CBA)
  • Middle Temple

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