Our Team

Who we are

Our Team

ELENA HAJIROUSSOU

Founder and Partner


Elena is the founder and Partner of Elena Hajiroussou LLC. Elena graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Economics from Keele University, England in 1991 and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1993.

Elena has extensive experience in advising on private, public and European company law, commercial contracts, trusts, international franchises, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, property law, shareholder agreements and joint ventures, shipping (wet) and bare-boat chartering, trademarks, and wills.

Elena is also a visiting Lecturer for a leading bank in Cyprus and a permanent external Legal Advisor for Consulco Group.

Elena is a native Greek speaker and fluent in English.

OLGA MARKOVA

Consultant


English and Russian qualified lawyer, Olga studied for her English law qualification with BPP University College in London. Olga is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in England, holds LL.M. in Professional Legal Practice awarded by BPP University College in London, and is a Full Member (TEP) of STEP.

Olga has more than twenty years of international legal advisory experience and specialises in corporate law, crossborder mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, trusts and succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions.

As a Russian qualified lawyer, Olga has high profile tender-winning track record in the Russian telecommunications law.

Native Russian speaker, Olga is fluent in English.

MARIA COSMA

Advocate and Barrister-at-Law


Maria holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Reading University in England and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1993. Maria is also a Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple.

Prior to joining the firm, Maria worked at a leading Cyprus law firm specializing in corporate law for seven years and at Cyprus Airways Public Limited as legal advisor and assistant corporate secretary for twelve years.

Maria co-authored the Cyprus chapters in Sweet & Maxwell’s “Aircraft Finance, Registration Security and Enforcement” (1997) and “Aircraft Liens and Detention Rights.” (1998).

Maria specialises in commercial and corporate law, aviation law, immigration law, and immovable property law.

Maria is a native Greek speaker and fluent in English.


ANDRIA KOUKOUNIS

Advocate, Barrister-at-Law, MCIArb


Andria holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Warwick in England and a Master of Laws in International Commercial Law from the University College London. Andria is a Barrister-at-Law of Grays Inn since 2007 and Advocate member of the Cyprus Bar since 2009. Since 2010 Andria is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Andria is an experienced litigation lawyer with a successful track record in complex international litigation cases and ex parte injunctions. Andria represented international oil companies in cartel investigations, opined on high profile joint ventures, and advised investment funds on corporate finance, real estate acquisitions, and commercial transactions.

Andria is a native Greek speaker and fluent in English.

VALENTINI IOANNOU

Advocate


Valentini holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master in Commercial Law awarded by the University of Derby in England, and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2011.

Valentini advises international clients on corporate governance and corporate commercial matters, prepares court applications and legal opinions, and coordinates cross-border transactions. Valentini is also the firm's expert in the registration of trademarks and other intellectual property in Cyprus, in the EU, and globally, and in ship registrations.

Valentini is a native Greek speaker and fluent in English.

CONSTANTINOS LEONTIOU

Advocate


Constantinos holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice with specialization in Corporate law both from Sheffield University in England. He also holds an Advance Certificate in Fund Administration from CIIM and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2012.

Constantinos advises on day to day commercial and corporate transactions, corporate and commercial law matters, mergers and acquisitions, crossborder transactions, and real estate transactions. Constantinos also has a successful track record in civil litigation cases.

Constantinos is a native Greek speaker and fluent in English.

ARGYRIS PANTELI

Advocate, MCIArb


Argyris holds a Bachelor or Law (Hons) from Liverpool John Moores University in England, a Master of Laws in International Commercial Law from University of Leicester, UK, and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2012. In 2014 he became a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in London as Member Arbitrator (MCIArb).

Argyris represents clients in corporate and civil litigation cases and acts as counsel or arbitrator in alternative disputes resolution. He assists and advises clients on corporate and commercial transactions, real estate acquisitions, corporate matters, commercial agreements, and legal opinions.

Argyris is a native Greek speaker and is fluent in English.

STAVRIANA ANTONIOU

Advocate


Stavriana holds a Bachelor of Laws degree awarded by Democritus University of Thrace and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2011. She was an active member of the Corporate and Legal Affairs Committee of the Cyprus Fiduciary Association for 2 years.

Stavriana's experience includes providing legal opinions, legal consulting, and preparations of compliance reports.
Her current duties and responsibilities are assisting in the development of trust and legal services and resources for multi-family-office clients including trusts, investment SPVs, immigration and residence, and compliance services. She is also responsible for the preparation and implementation of marketing tools.

Stavriana is a native Greek speaker and is fluent in English.