Our Team

Who we are

Our Team

ELENA HAJIROUSSOU
Senior Partner
Elena graduated with BA (Hons) in Law and Economics from Keele University, England in 1991 and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1993. Elena is the founder and partner of Elena Hajiroussou LLC. Elena has extensive experience in advising on private, public and SE company law, commercial contracts, Cyprus international 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. Native Greek speaker, Elena has professional command of English.
OLGA MARKOVA
Partner
Qualified Russian lawyer, Olga completed Diploma in Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and L.L.M. in Professional Legal Practice with BPP University College in London. Olga has fifteen years of international legal advisory experience including seven years with leading City of London law firms. Olga specialises in company law, Cyprus International Trusts, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. Native Russian speaker, Olga is fluent in English.
MARIA COSMA
Senior Advocate and Barrister-at-Law
Maria obtained an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Reading, in the U.K., in 1992 and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1993. Having successfully completed the Bar Vocational Course she became a Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple in 1994. Prior to joining us, Maria has worked at a leading Cyprus law firm specializing in corporate law (1993-2000) and at Cyprus Airways Public Limited as Assistant to the Corporate Secretary & Legal Advisor (2000-2011). Maria also co-authored the Cyprus chapters in Sweet & Maxwell’s “Aircraft Finance, Registration, Security and Enforcement” (1997) and “Aircraft Liens and Detention Rights” (1998). Her main areas of expertise and practice are commercial and corporate law, aviation law and employment law. Native Greek speaker, Maria is fluent in English.
VALENTINI IOANNOU
Advocate
Valentini Ioannou holds the LL.B and LL.M Commercial Law of the University of Derby. She was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2011. Valentini specializes in Corporate Governance, Commercial Law, International Trade Law, and Intellectual Property Law. Valentini also has experience with preparing applications to the Central Bank of Cyprus for recognition of International Collective Investment Schemes. Native Greek speaker, Valentini is fluent in English.