Webinar: Recognition of Foreign Judgements
24 June 2021 - 24 June 2021
24 June 2021 - 24 June 2021
Today, we communicate in more diverse ways than ever before. We continue to keep in touch, to be informed and much more to prepare. This is the purpose of inviting you to participate in this particular webinar. As legal challenges are constantly evolving, I am sure that the analysis of the topics of the present webinar and the exchange of views will be a very positive experience for all of us.
1. Recognition in General: An overview of the existing recognition regimes in Cyprus:
a. Recognition under Statute;
b. Common Law Recognition
2. Recognition of Particular Categories of Foreign Court Judgments:
a. EU judgments: An overview of the existing European regulations and how has the Brussels Recast Regulation 1215/2012 simplified things
b. Recognition of Russian Court Judgments: How much of an assistance is the bilateral treaty between Russia and Cyprus on Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters
c. Recognition of English Court Judgments post Brexit – Disadvantages compared to pre Brexit recognition
3. Provisional and Conservative Orders and Measures in the Contexts of Recognition
Mr. Soteris Costa studied law at the University of Exeter, England (LL.B and LL.M) and started practicing law in Cyprus in 2001, after obtaining the Cyprus Bar Association Qualification the same year. He joined our firm in 2010 and became partner in 2017. Up to 2010 he was engaged primarily with litigation and dispute resolution thus acquiring excellent knowledge and practice experience as a litigator. After joining our law firm, he was given the opportunity to be involved in numerous corporate law projects, international banking and finance projects as well as mergers and acquisitions, and setting up complex joint-ventures and cross-border structures through the use of Cyprus vehicles, offering related advice to international clients on a daily basis. This experience allowed Mr. Costa to get further involved in corporate litigation projects and gradually assumed the role of the Head of the Litigation & Arbitration Department. He is currently heavily involved in and handles major corporate law disputes with an international element. At the same time, he assists and offers advice on many corporate and commercial related projects.
Advocate / Associate
Ms Koulla Kizi is a qualified lawyer with a bachelor in law (L.L.B) with a grade of 8.17 out of 10 from the University of Cyprus (2012). Subsequently, she obtained an L.L.M in Criminal law and Criminal Justice from the University of Leeds in 2013. Ms Kizi joined our firm since April 2020. Before she was working as a litigation lawyer at a leading law firm in Nicosia with a broad banking, commercial and litigation practice. Ms Kizi has been involved in a lot of cases concerning injunction orders into foreclosure proceedings and specifically on the discharge of interim proceedings as well as the appeals filed by mortgagor and other interested parties against on one of the biggest banking organization in Cyprus by which the applicants sought to prohibit the bank from proceedings with foreclosure of their property. She has also been involved in injunction orders on behalf of one of the biggest banking institutions in Cyprus in cases where the bank appointed receivers/manager under the terms of a floating charge and in Norwich Pharmacal orders. She now practices at areas of commercial and banking litigation with a particular interest on corporate disputes, debt recovery proceedings, mareva post judgment orders and Chabra orders. She also deals with issues of private international law and specifically concerning the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.
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