Nadia is dual-qualified (England & Wales and Cyprus) and prior to joining Cooke, Young & Keidan she was a lawyer with full rights of audience in Cyprus. Nadia has experience in a broad range of corporate and commercial work, with emphasis on civil fraud, shareholder disputes, international arbitration, freezing orders and disclosure applications and CIS related litigation.

Nadia acts on a wide variety of complex contentious matters whilst representing and advising domestic and international clients on disputes that often have a multi-jurisdictional element. Her expertise is in contractual, corporate, insolvency and shareholder disputes, international and domestic arbitration, as well as civil fraud claims and partnership disputes, with particular experience in injunctive relief.

She has undertaken a broad range of commercial work in England and Cyprus and has been involved in commercial disputes in both the High Court of Appeal in England as well as appearing before the District Courts and Supreme Court in Cyprus (where she has rights of audience).

Background

Nadia studied Economics at undergraduate level at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), before completing  her Graduate Diploma in Law and Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Law School. During her time at LSE she was awarded the Stelios Haji-Ioannou Scholarship. Following her studies, Nadia completed her legal training in Cyprus. She obtained the highest overall marks (placed 1st overall) in the admission examinations of the Cyprus Bar Association. Nadia was admitted as a lawyer in Cyprus in 2012 and, after completing the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme, she was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales on 15 June 2015.

Professional groups

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the Cyprus Bar Association, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), the Junior London Solicitors Litigations Association (JLSLA) and the Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN).

Publications, articles and seminars

“The Collapse of the Cypriot Banking System: A Bird’s Eye View” Sofronis Clerides, Department of  Economics and Economics Research Centre, University of Cyprus (2014) – Research Assistant

Languages

  • Greek (native)
  • French (basic)

Cases of Note

  • Advising on minority shareholders rights and unfair prejudice claims.

  • Litigation in relation to financial product mis-selling and consequential loss claims.

  • Representing the directors of a communications company in a complex claim involving allegations of  fraudulent misrepresentation, deceit and breach of fiduciary duties.

  • Acting for high net worth individuals against a wealth manager and a private bank in a professional negligence claim (O’Hare & Anor v Coutts & Co [2016]).

  • Representing several partners and their respective companies against a wealthy investor and fellow partner in a contractual dispute involving advice on the merits of filing an urgent freezing injunction.

  • Re Infund LLP: [2018] EWHC 1306 (Ch) – Proceedings ancillary to a US$2billion share dispute in Mexico. The English Court considered for the first time the meaning of certain statutory provisions applying to both companies and LLPs in the context of an administrative restoration. The Court determined that it had the power to reverse the restoration of an LLP in certain circumstances. 

     

  • Representing a large energy company in an ICC arbitration.