The Cyprus Arbitration Day:
Arbitrating Disputes in the Middle East at Times of Dynamic Geopolitical Changes
Partner, Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC, Nicosia
Agis Georgiades is an advocate, barrister, arbitrator and mediator. He is a member of the Bars of Cyprus, England and Wales, and a registered practitioner in the DIFC Courts.
He is based in Nicosia and is a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at CGA (Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC), focusing on complex international dispute resolution, including arbitration and litigation before local and international tribunals, in Cyprus and abroad.
As counsel, he has had a broad commercial and international practice since 2005. Agis has argued international commercial, construction, corporate (including corporate fraud), energy, IP and investment cases before arbitral tribunals and courts. He also has extensive experience in interim injunctions and other emergency proceedings of all types.
Agis is listed as arbitrator by several institutions, including CAMC, BVI IAC, CAfA, JCAA, RAA, CLF, UAA, HKIAC and SCCA; and is also listed for Bilateral Disputes in relation to EU’s Trade Agreements with Third Countries. As arbitrator, he has wide experience in commercial, construction and corporate disputes.
He was a member of the Cyprus Supreme Court’s CPR Revision Committee and is an advocate member of the Cyprus CPR Standing Committee.
Agis holds a law degree from the University of Leeds, an LLM from LSE, a Postgraduate Diploma on International Mediation and Construction Arbitration from Queen Mary College, a Diploma in Negotiations from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and has completed the ICC/CIArb Advanced Arbitration Academy. He has published on arbitration, mediation, civil procedure, international law and law of evidence. He is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Nicosia, where he lectures on the Law of Evidence.
Managing Partner, Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC, Limassol
Stavros Pavlou is the Senior and Managing Partner of Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC. He is an experienced litigator, arbitrator and legal consultant and he is widely regarded as one of the top litigators in Cyprus. Stavros represents an impressive portfolio of major local and international corporate clients and HNWIs in commercial dispute resolution matters, including judicial and arbitration proceedings in the courts of Cyprus and abroad. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR), a practising barrister before the Commercial Court of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and a member of many international associations including the IBA, LCIA and ICCA. Stavros actively participates as a keynote speaker and panellist in local and overseas conferences and he further promotes the ADR practices in Cyprus by participating in podcasts and webinars. Lastly, he frequently contributes articles in international publications on litigation, arbitration, trusts and corporate law matters.
Of Counsel, Primus, Vilnius
Paulius Docka is an expert in litigation and dispute resolution and has represented Lithuanian and foreign companies in more than 200 civil and administrative cases.
Paulius Docka is a recognized arbitrator and is often nominated as the arbitrator in highly complicated domestic and international arbitration cases.
Paulius Docka has been ranked as a highly recommended lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe in the field of dispute resolution. Moreover, Paulius Docka has been ranked by Who’s Who Legal Transport as recommended lawyer in Aviation Finance.
Paulius Docka is a Recommended Arbitrator at:
- Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) (recommended Arbitrator)
- Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (recommended Arbitrator)
- Russian Arbitration Association (recommended Arbitrator)
- EHF Court of Arbitration (recommended arbitrator)
- Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (recommended Arbitrator)
Partner, RPC, London
Tatiana Minaeva specializes in international arbitration (both commercial and investor-state) and in cross border litigation proceedings. Tatiana has experience representing international clients in a broad spectrum of disputes relating to financial services, energy, mining, telecoms, construction, international sale of goods, and technology. Tatiana is ranked as a "global leader" in international arbitration by Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2021 and 2022 and 2023 and is recommended by Legal 500 for her work in international arbitration.
Tatiana is on the panel of many of the leading arbitral institutions and is often appointed as an arbitrator (including as a sole arbitrator) under the Rules of UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SCC and ICAC. Tatiana has published extensively on the topic of International Arbitration and is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences.
Tatiana is a co-author of the book ICSID Rules and Regulations 2022 – Article-by-Article Commentary, which offers practical and theoretical guidance for experienced arbitration practitioners.
Founding Partner, Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy LLC, Dubai
Dr. Mahmoud Hussain is the Founding Partner at Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy LLC and has over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Dr. Mahmoud’s area of expertise span around Dispute Resolution and International Commercial Arbitrations, Civil & Commercial Litigation and Corporate Governance. In his role as the litigator at Dubai Courts, Dr. Mahmoud has achieved many favorable judgments in several high-profile cases. Dr. Mahmoud through his niche practice of being an arguing Counsel before the Honorable Judges at various UAE Courts has set up a benchmark for effective representation involving complex legal issues. He has further been accredited as International Arbitrator at DIAC (Dubai International Arbitration Centre) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre. He has frequently provided expert legal opinion on a UAE Laws on matters before High Courts of Justice, UK Queens Bench Division, DIFC, Paris Courts of Appeal, Hamm Court of Appeal and other International Courts and Arbitral Tribunals. He is also a visiting faculty at the University of East Anglia where his taught program is Law and Practice of Sharia Arbitration.
CAF Representative, Member
Managing Partner, Soteris Pittas & Co LLC, Limassol
Soteris Pittas, was born in 1960, Nicosia, Cyprus. He graduated from Athens University in 1984, obtained his L.L.M. in Commercial & Corporate Law from London School of Economics in 1988 and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1989.
On December 2009 Mr. Soteris Pittas established the boutique law firm SOTERIS PITTAS & CO L.L.C. and since then he has been acting as its Managing Partner.
He has more than 30 years of professional practice and in the course of his career he has been involved in numerous complex commercial litigation and arbitration cases and in large cross-border litigation disputes. He is highly praised by legal directories such as LEGAL500 and CHAMBERS as one of the leading individuals in inter alia the areas of dispute resolution in Cyprus.
His expertise includes the areas of International Trade Law, Trusts and Equity Banking and Finance, Company, Corporate and Commercial Law (local and international), Stock Exchange, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial and Criminal Litigation, Arbitration, International Tax Planning, Insurance Law, Admiralty and European Law.
Partner, Gornitzky & Co, Tel Aviv
Shai Sharvit is a partner at Gornitzky & Co.
Shai’s practice focuses mainly on international arbitration and complex commercial disputes, which have cross-border or multi-jurisdictional aspects, a field in which Gornitzky is regularly ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 as “an excellent Israeli law firm with good international connections”, “a true market leader in international arbitration and mediation proceedings” and ‘experience going up against some of the world’s top-tier firms“.
Shai has extensive experience in representing Israeli and foreign companies and individuals in commercial disputes, including construction, insurance claims, shareholders disputes, D&O liability, technology and IP disputes, class actions, real estate disputes, professional negligence, product liability, and contractual disputes, before all of Israel’s judicial instances, including the Israeli Supreme Court, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Shai advised and represented clients in international arbitration, under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules and advised on international arbitration matters under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) rules, the ICC, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) rules, UNCITRAL Arbitration rules and the American Arbitration Association (AAA) rules.
Shai has also acted as a foreign legal counsel in disputes before foreign courts, including US Federal and State Courts, and handled drafting of expert opinions, discovery issues, and motion drafting in various cases. Shai advises clients on public and private international law matters, including international investment law, defense and homeland security, export control, and international trade.
Shai is a member of the Court of the LCIA, is a member of UNCITRAL experts group on high tech disputes, the commission on arbitration and ADR of ICC (Paris), the task force on emergency arbitrator of the ICC, and serves as an ambassador of the ICC Commission on the Belt & Road Initiative.
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Amathus Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus
75 Amathounta Avenue Limassol, 4532, Cyprus