Elina is a senior associate and has been a member of A.G. Erotocritou LLC’s highly praised and internationally recognised dispute resolution team since 2015.
Elina’s practice is focused on commercial and corporate disputes with an international element, and parties she has advised include conglomerates, international banking institutions and HNW / UHNW individuals. Elina is usually involved in cases with a strong element of urgency, in which immediate actions must be taken to either obtain interim relief, including worldwide freezing or prohibitory orders, or to defend against the issuance of such interim relief. Furthermore, she has advised and represented various clients in disputes that concern high-value transactions and intricate financial fraud, which oftentimes entail complicated asset tracing exercises across a multiplicity of jurisdictions (either in parallel or separately). As a result, Elina has accumulated significant experience in collaborating with lawyers from several other jurisdictions, such as England, CIS, the USA, BVI, Marshall Islands and other European countries, and coordinating multi-jurisdictional legal teams based on an overall strategy, in exercises that include not only raising proceedings in Cyprus and undertaking the relevant asset tracing, but also the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements, advice on the applicable law of the dispute in question or where injunctive relief is being sought in aid of foreign proceedings or the enforcement thereof in Cyprus.
Elina also maintains a particular interest in shareholders’ disputes and the protection of minority shareholders’ rights, having been actively involved in some of the very few successful cases in Cyprus concerning shareholder oppression.
Elina is a certified Insolvency Practitioner in Cyprus and has handled complex cross-border insolvencies from various standpoints, having acted for liquidators, officers, shareholders and creditors of insolvent entities or on behalf of entities facing involuntary or abusive insolvency proceedings in challenging the same.
Elina has authored various publications on commercial litigation and insolvency, and is a speaker at various local and international conferences on asset tracing and restructuring / insolvency.
Elina was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association following the completion of her LLB and Legal Practice Course in London. Previously, she had completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Psychology.
Legal Practice Course, BPP University (London)
LLB (Hons), BPP University (London)
MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Surrey
BSc Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London
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