Maria Ch Kyriacou joined the firm in 2007, initially as a group leader in the corporate law department, and she now leads the commercial, regulatory and intellectual property law department. She has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law and has advised on a broad range of commercial transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Maria completed a traineeship (stage) with the Second Board of Appeals of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (at the time known as the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market), the EU agency for the registration of European trademarks, in Alicante, Spain. She subsequently worked in one of the leading and long-standing law firms in Cyprus and also acted as a legal adviser to the president of the Cyprus Competition Commission for a year.
Maria achieved an LLB (Upper Second Class Honours) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an LLM (Merit) again at the LSE, with a specialisation in international and comparative intellectual property law.
She also obtained an LLM at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, with a specialisation in EU law.
Maria is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Nicosia Bar Association and ECTA (formerly known as the European Communities Trade Mark Association).