Michael was born in Nicosia, Cyprus on 29/8/1975, he is a Founding Partner of LLPO Law Firm and he is acting as the Head of Corporate Department of the firm. Michael is a Company Lawyer and Litigator with substantial experience in advanced litigation and complex structuring advice.
Michael’s and his team’s advisory work is focused on large multi and uni jurisdictional transactions, listings, syndications, contract drafting, negotiation, arranging, fiduciary and regulation. The team also acts as a Nominated Advisor for the Cyprus Stock Exchange.
In this respect, he has being retained by Banks (both local and EU), Governmental Authorities, EU Authorities, Fund Managers and Funds, Financial Services Companies, Public Companies (both Cyprus Stock Exchange or International Markets), Private Companies and Private Individuals.
During his career Michael advised more than 500 international group structures and his team is currently advising more than 300.
Michael is also a Certified Business Consultant and he is enjoying early Venture Capital work. In this respect, he works closely with businesses from all industries and service sectors, in relation to their early steps from cradle to flotation.
Michael’s litigation work includes shareholders disputes, company fraud cases and major corporate and financial claims. His advanced litigation work is highlighted by his involvement in major public financial crisis events in Cyprus, such as the Stock Exchange Crisis in 1999 – 2000 and the recent Cyprus Bail-In of 2013.
At an early stage of his career (1999 – 2006) he was retained and handled hundreds of stock exchange disputes following the 1999 stock exchange bubble. Cases included investor accounts disputes, complex market manipulation and regulation cases and financial services compliance disputes. Throughout this period Michael and his team acted on behalf of investors, financial services companies and the Cyprus Association of Investors.
Currently, Michael is retained by the Cyprus Depositors Association and handles over 1200 claims related to the Cyprus Bail-In of 2013. The claims include recourses in European and Local Courts.