Nicolas Tsardellis

Partner, Nicosia

T: +357 22 110305  |  [email protected]


PRACTICE AREA 
• Litigation and Dispute Resolution

BIOGRAPHY

Nicolas Tsardellis heads the Nicosia litigation and dispute resolution department. He has extensive experience in commercial litigation including complex cross-border disputes, shareholder disputes, and contractual disputes involving wealthy individuals, international trusts, international funds and corporations. Nicolas has also successfully handled the negotiations in respect of some notable commercial and property transactions. Nicolas is also highly experienced in the most serious criminal cases, particularly white collar crimes.

Languages: English, Greek.

  • Represented a creditor in a case involving a Cyprus International Trust and its beneficiaries, resulting in the stay of the proceedings under European Regulation 1215/12.
  • Advising high net-worth individuals and corporations and representing them in court in multi-million commercial disputes, including complex shareholder disputes.
  • Advising participants in some of the most prestigious projects undertaken in Cyprus, including the agreement for the establishment of the Head of State, VIP and Executive Airport Terminal in Larnaca.
  • Acting for applicants and respondents in interlocutory applications for injunctive relief including Mareva injunctions, pre-trial discovery and asset tracing.
  • Handling interim procedures involving the creditors and the owner of a collapsed Russian bank, resulting in the withdrawal of a half-billion euro claim.
  • Advising and representing a Cyprus holding company in a dispute arising from the sale of a ruby mine in Madagascar.
  • Dealing with recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards.
  • Litigating numerous criminal cases, with extensive experience in white collar crimes.
  • Highly involved in cases involving human rights law violations.
  • Represented a creditor in a case involving a Cyprus International Trust and its beneficiaries, resulting in the stay of the proceedings under European Regulation 1215/12.

  • Certified tutor of the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) of the Council of Europe since 2018."
  • Member of the Cyprus Licensing Review Authority from 2013 to 2018
  • Member of the Cyprus Football Association Disciplinary Committee from 2013 to 2015
  • Member of the Board of the Cyprus Bar Association from 2017 to 2021
  • Secretary of the Board of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2021
  • Member of the Legal Council of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2021
  • Member of the Board of the Advocates Pension Fund since 2021
  • Member of the Companies, Tax Planning and Stock Exchange Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2021
  • Supervisor of the Shipping and Aviation Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2021
  • Member of the Committee on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and the Law of Evidence of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2021."
  • Represented the Cyprus Bar Association in the meetings and discussions held in May 2019 with the Moneyval delegation which was tasked with analysing Cyprus’s level of compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 40 Recommendations and the level of effectiveness of Cyprus’s AML/CFT system.

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