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Nicolas Ktenas

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Nicolas Ktenas

Preferred external legal consultant

Website

https://www.cylegal.com/

Is a Cyprus-qualified advocate with extensive and wide-ranging expertise in various areas of business and corporate law. Nicholas is the managing partner of Nicholas Ktenas & Co. LLC.

Education and Qualifications

After obtaining a law degree from the University of Sheffield in 1997, Nicholas pursued an LLM in EU Law at the University of Nottingham, followed by a formal admission to the Cyprus Bar Association in 1999. In 2015, he became a licensed insolvency practitioner and in 2023 he successfully passed the ICA Certification in AML for ICPAC and CBA Members examination with Distinction.

Career

Nicholas started his legal career working as an in-house legal adviser for one of Cyprus’s largest cruise ship operators and a part-time university lecturer in Business and Corporate law. In 2001, he joined a top-tier Cyprus law firm with offices across the island and several mainland European countries and was promoted to partnership in 2007.

Throughout his career, Nicholas advised and represented multiple high-profile, domestic and international organizations and diplomatic missions on a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Banking and Finance
  • Employment
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • IT Law
  • EU and Competition
  • Consumer protection
  • Agency and Distribution
  • eCommerce
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation

Nicholas is fluent in English and Greek and has authored numerous articles and country chapters in international legal publications relevant to his main practice areas, including the Cyprus Chapters on Data Protection and Cybersecurity of the Legal 500 Comparative Guide 2023 and on Employment Law of the 14th Edition of the Law Reviews 2023.

Industry Awards

Nicholas has received a string of awards and distinctions throughout his career, based on consistent recognition and references from peers and clients he has worked with. These include:

  • Best Lawyers: Recognised in the areas of Corporate Law and Labour and Employment Law since 2014.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Global Leader in the areas of Labour and Employment Law since 2016
  • Global Law Experts: Business Law – Lawyer of the Year in Cyprus – 2023
  • Legal 500: Leading Individual in the areas of EU and Competition and Employment Law from 2017 to 2021.
  • Mondaq: Thought Leader, Autumn 2021 and Autumn 2022
  • Chambers and Partners: Recognized as an “up and coming” lawyer for dispute resolution in 2009.

Nicholas also acts on a pro-bono basis as a local expert for the World Bank Group, providing feedback to Cyprus labour law related questionnaires every year.