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  • Agis CharalambousAgis Charalambous is a practicing lawyer since 2018. He is actively litigating cases before the Cypriot Courts and has particular interest in the implementation of technology to the law and vice versa. Agis is also an Accredited Mediator and an accredited Blockchain Business Analyst from the University of Cyprus (UNIC). He is currently working as an associate at the law firm of Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC in Nicosia.
  • Archimedes AndreouArchimides Andreou, graduated from Nottingham Trent University Law School and obtained a Master’s Degree on Maritime Law from Cardiff University. He is a member of CBA (Cyprus Bar Association), NBA (Nicosia Bar Association) and Cyprus Consumer Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). He works as associate lawyer at Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC since 2018. Archimedes deals with general disputes and, as a member of the firm’s litigation department, focuses mainly on banking disputes. He represents national and global banking and financial institutions to the Cyprus Courts, providing them with advice on disputes, out-of-court disputes, legislation and regulations at both national and European levels.
  • Avgerinos HartsiotisAvgerinos Hartsiotis has graduated from University of Leicester’s Law School (LLB) and has completed the LPC in University of Law. He is partner in Marios Hartsiotis & Co LLC and a member of Cyprus Bar Association. He is an accredited Mediator and founder as well as managing director of H2 ADR Solutions Ltd. As an active litigator he specializes in insurance and personal injury claims, intellectual property and dispute resolution.
  • Block.co TeamBlock.co is a pioneer in Blockchain Credentialing applications that transforms the way organizations leverage blockchain technology in the issuance, self-verification and revocation of digital records.
  • Christina EfstathiouChristina Efstathiou is an advocate at Michael Vorkas & Partners LLC practicing mainly corporate law and dealing with various matters including, the registration of Cypriot and foreign companies, opening of corporate bank accounts, due diligence and compliance policies. She has dealt with a range of issues, from contractual and corporate disputes involving foreign parties to family, property, administrative and inheritance matters.
  • Christopher LytrasChristopher Lytras read law at the University of Sussex, England and was awarded an LL.B. He also holds an LL.M. in Banking and Finance from the University of London. Christopher was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2016. He is an Advocate at Montanios & Montanios LLC. His practise covers a broad range of contesting issues with multijurisdictional element and with particular emphasis on civil & commercial fraud, corporate & shareholders’ disputes and maritime law. Christopher is currently pursuing the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation ('ADIT') qualification which is being awarded by the Chartered Institute of Taxation ('CIOT').
  • Christos HeracleousChristos Heracleous is an associate at Chrysses Demetriades & Co LLC advising and assisting on corporate and commercial matters, as well as various aspects of banking and finance. He also possesses a background in civil and commercial litigation.
  • Constantinos VassiliouConstantinos (Cos) is a purposeful visionary. He is a Knowledge Broker, certified by Tony Robbins. He is the founder of Clemira, a boutique communication consulting agency. Cos holds a BSc in Management & IT from the University of Manchester, and an MSc in Project & Enterprise Management from UCL. He has worked in the Financial & Banking industry working with many global firms and organizations. He has since studied storytelling, presentation building and growth mindset under the biggest European and US organizations.
  • George AgathangelouGeorge is the Chief Marketing Officer at Block.co. He studied Economics and Business Administration and has a 10-year track record in regulated financial services. Having served most of his career as an executive for Cyprus Investment Firms, George climbed up the corporate ladder while managing Sales, Marketing and Business Development teams for regulated financial services. George has a thorough acumen for business administration and management in start-up environments. He discovered Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2013, once the Cyprus banking crisis unfolded and started mining bitcoin at home using ASIC miners until 2015, when he proudly developed an “obsession” about Bitcoin. Since then he has collaborated with crypto-exchanges, wallets, KYC/AML, CRM and various fintech solutions in the space. Since 2017, George became a member of the crypto community in Cyprus and helped form various local community groups, while contributing proactively in social group discussions. He also led and managed the team of organizers that created the blockchain startup competitions “iCoinSummit” in 2018 and “Nakamoto’s Den” in 2019. As an avid enthusiast of tech relevant communities (both online and offline), he has been involved in hackathon organizations and been a volunteer mentor/advisor for technology startups. George has been reinforcing the adoption movement of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies in Cyprus, being extremely proactive in the organization of local meetups, lectures and presentations. George is a founder and board member of the Cyprus Blockchain Association which is a regional stakeholder in drafting policies alongside with corporates and the government, as well as representing the local community and its projects. Lastly he is also the Vice-President of Decentralized Chapter Nicosia, bringing experts together to share a common knowledge pool, towards an improved societal change.
  • Kyriacos KyprianouKyriacos Kyprianou is a Co-founder and CMO of Threedium.
  • Leonidas AristodemouLenonidas Aristodemou is a researcher at the Centre for Technology Management of the Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge with technical knowledge and expertise around the disciplines of Engineering, Management and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Marilia ParaschouMarilia Paraschou is an advocate and legal consultant and the founder of M.Paraschou Law. M.Paraschou law provides practical legal advice with a personalised service in the fields of Corporate and Tax law, Real Estate, Intellectual Property and Succession Planning. M.Paraschou Law has been trusted by clients from 8 different countries across the world. Marilia was previously a member of a global Big 4 firm and has also practiced for one for the leading litigation firms in Cyprus. Marilia studied law at University College London (UCL) and holds a master’s degree in International Law (LL.M.) from the Brussels School of International Studies. She is fluent in Greek, English and French. Marilia has a keen interest in the intersect between business, tax and law.
  • Michael MesaritisMichael is a Mechanical Engineering awarded with an MEng and PhD from The University of Sheffield. Experienced academic researcher with a demonstrated history on working in the manufacturing industry. Extensive knowledge and engineering skills in tribology-fluids engineering-oil lubrication as well as in material science. In the past he worked for the airlines/aviation industry. Comprehensive experience in teaching in HE and facilitating. In his free time he likes to get educated with technology related subjects.
  • Mikaela KantorMikaela is an advocate registered in Cyprus and specializes in financial services, banking and finance transactions and has a keen interest and enthusiasm for the FinTech and blockchain sectors. She is an alumni of the University of Kent and Maastricht University. Prior to returning to Cyprus she worked for a City law firm in London for two years. She is currently working in the legal department of a Big4 in Nicosia and collaborates with financial institutions, payment service providers, alternative investment funds and collective investment schemes and start-ups in the finance industry.
  • Nikolas ChatziavraamNikolas Chatziavraam is the Business Development Manager for Softline Computer Systems LTD, the creator company of Zygos Legal Practice Management Software. He has studied at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and took his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cyprus. Since 2013, he has been working as a Technology Consultant in small, medium and large law firms throughout Cyprus, helping them to improve their internal processes through the use of technology.
  • Sylvia ZittiSylvia is an Associate at Ioannides Demetriou LLC. Having qualified in September 2017, Sylvia commenced working as a qualified lawyer with Associate status in the Litigation department of the firm, working more specifically in the fields of Banking and Finance, Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Litigation.
  • Vasilis CharalambousVasilis Ch. Charalambous is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Leicester in England (LL.B). He is a registered lawyer, a member of the Pancyprian Bar Association, the Nicosia Bar Association, the European Association of Professional Data Protection Professionals, and deals with the legal areas of Blockchain/DLT, financial technology and personal data protection.

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