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Dr Nevi Agapiou

Lecturer in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution / LLM Course Leader – Programme Coordinator

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+357 24694068


PhD in Law (University of Leicester, 2016)
PGDip in Professional and Legal Skills (Inns of Court School of Law, 2007)
LLM International Commercial Law (University of Leicester, 2006)
LLB (Hons) (University of Leicester, 2005)

Certified Trainer, Cyprus Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA) (2023)

Accredited Mediator (CEDR London, 2019)

Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) (2017)

Advocate (Cyprus Legal Council, 2008)

Employment Track

Lecturer, School of Law, University of Central Lancashire Cyprus, Larnaca – Cyprus (2015 – present)

Part – time ACCA Lecturer, P.A. College, Larnaca – Cyprus (2011-2012)
Teaching Assistant, School of Law, University of Leicester, Leicester – UK (2009-2011)
Advocate, George Y. Yiangou LLC, Nicosia – Cyprus (2008-2009)
Trainee Advocate, George Y. Yiangou LLC, Nicosia – Cyprus (2007-2008)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • The Society of Legal Scholars
  • Cyprus Bar Association (non- practising member)
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (Called to the Bar on 11 October 2017)


Research Interests

International Commercial Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods

Comparative Law

Cyprus Legal System (specifically Civil Procedure and Legal Reform)

Legal Design

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership

  • LLM Course Leader – Programme Coordinator, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus (2018 – present)
  • Undergraduate teaching: Contract Law; Consumer and Commercial Law; Comparative Law; Mooting and Legal Debating; Interviewing and Employability; Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Postgraduate teaching: International Sale of Goods; International Commercial Mediation; International Commercial Arbitration; Shipping and Maritime Commercial Law; Independent Research Project; Dissertation
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate Project and Dissertation Supervisor
  • Academic Advisor to undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna), UCLan Cyprus Team Coach

Administrative Roles

  • Quality Expert in the Academic Standards and Quality Assurance Committee (ASQAC) (2020 – present)
  • Member of the School of Law Academic Standards and Quality Assurance Committee (SoL ASQAC) (2019 – present)
  • School of Law Research Lead, Research and Innovation Committee (RIC) (2023 – present).

Previous Roles and Responsibilities

  • School of Law, Deputy LLM Course Leader
  • School of Law Lead in the Academic Standards and Quality Assurance Committee (ASQAC)
  • School of Law Lead in the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Committee (TLEC), Sub-Committee of the Student Experience Committee (SEC)
  • School of Law Mooting Society Mentor

Selective Publications

  • D. Christofi, N. Agapiou and S. Laulhe Shaelou, International Encyclopedia of Commercial and Economic Law – Cyprus (Kluwer International, 2020)

Blog Pieces

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations

  • CPD Expert Webinar, UCLan Cyprus, ‘Unlocking Civil and Commercial Mediation in Cyprus’ (supported by the Larnaca and Famagusta Bar Associations, The Republic of Cyprus) (24 February 2022) – ‘Unlocking the Power of Mediation in Cyprus’
  • CPD Day for Mediators, Essential Mediation Solutions, UK (2 February 2022) – ‘A Brief Overview of Mediation in The Republic of Cyprus’
  • Cyprus India Virtual Club, ‘The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Higher Education, with a Particular Emphasis on Legal Education’, Presentation via video link (26 November 2020) (invited)
  • ‘Developing and Promoting a Human Rights Culture’, Conference organised by the Ministry of Justice and Public Order, the Cyprus Police and the Cyprus Bar Association on Human Rights Day, Nicosia – Cyprus (10 December 2019) – ‘Administration of Justice’
  • ‘Central Questions about Law’, The Society of Legal Scholars 2019 Annual Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Preston – UK (3-6 September 2019) – ‘Across the Miles in the European Union: Aligning Consumer and Commercial Contracts for the Sale of Goods on the basis of Favor Contractus.’
  • ‘Mediterranean Mediation: Quality and Effectiveness within Extra-Judicial Remedies, which Shared Choices to make Justice Better?’ The University of Cagliari, Sardinia – Italy (27-29 September 2018) via video link – ‘Mediation in The Republic of Cyprus – A Brief Overview’
  • ‘ADR/ODR Options for Consumers across the Mediterranean’ as part of the Master’s Degree in Jurisprudence, The University of Cagliari, Sardinia – Italy (4 May 2018) via video link – ‘Mediation for Consumer Disputes in the Republic of Cyprus’
  • University of Central Lancashire, Academic Staff Research Seminar, Preston – UK (17 October 2017) – ‘The UK and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG): An Unfortunate Relationship’
  • Compulsory Mediation in the Civil and Family Courts: Opportunity or Threat? A Conference by the Academic Committee of the Civil Mediation Council and the Family Mediation Council, London – UK (13 October 2017) – ‘Interfering with Freedom of Contract: The Inherent Danger of Compulsory Mediation for Contractual Disputes and Other Limitations’
  • 8th ATINER Annual International Conference on Law, Athens – Greece (18-21 July 2011) – ‘The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG): (Genuinely) Promoting the Development of International Trade’
  • University of Leicester School of Law 2009 Graduate Conference, Leicester – UK (24 March 2009) – ‘CISG: Why has the UK been “Ignoring” this Instrument of Commerce?’ awarded Best Paper Prize on ‘the academic quality of content and calibre of delivery’

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • Researcher, ‘Diversity of Enforcement titles in cross-border debt collection in the EU – EU-En4s’, funded by the Justice Programme of the EU (June 2019-May 2021). For more information see here
  • Researcher, ‘Resolving Workplace Disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Methods in The Republic of Cyprus.’ Interdisciplinary Research Project funded by the Rectorate, University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (January 2019-ongoing).
  • Research Project Lead, ‘Visualising Contract Law in Comic Book Strips for Consumers’ funded by PACT: Mobilising Partnerships and Catalysing Transformations in Populations and Society, UCLan UK (May 2023-ongoing).

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM)
    • Secretary (February 2017 – June 2021)
    • Resident Expert (February 2017 – present)
    • Coordinator, Notified ADR Entity for Consumer Disputes in The Republic of Cyprus (June 2018 – June 2022)
  • Member of the Education and Culture Committee, Parallel Parliament on Research, Innovation and Digital Governance (September 2020 – present)
  • Reform of the Cyprus Civil Procedure Rules, Scoping Mission II, Member of Expert Group of Academics (25 January 2019, Supreme Court of Cyprus). Oral and written submissions to the Expert Committee led by Lord Dyson.
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna)
    • 24th Moot, General Rounds (8-11 April 2017), Team Coach and Arbitrator
    • 25th Moot, General Rounds (24-27 March 2018), Team Coach and Arbitrator
    • 26th Moot, General Rounds (13-16 April 2019), Arbitrator
    • 28th Moot, General Rounds (27-30 March 2021), Team Coach and Arbitrator
    • 30th Moot, General Rounds (31 March-4 April 2023), Team Coach
  • Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility, University of Central Lancashire, Preston – UK (16-19 October 2017)
  • Certified Trainer Training Course, Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA), The Republic of Cyprus
    Terramedia Interactive Ltd, Nicosia – Cyprus (30 March 2021 – 17 June 2021)
  • Workplace Mediation Conversion Training Course, Essential Mediation Solutions and Lakeland Mediation Solutions, UK (19-20 November 2020)
  • Moderator, CPD Expert Webinar, UCLan Cyprus ‘Diversity of Enforcement Titles in Cross-border Debt Collection in the European Union’ (10 February 2022)
  • Coach, UCLan Cyprus Team, 1st Intercampus UCLan Mediation Competition (Preston, Cyprus, Mauritius) (16 February 2022)
  • Training Course, UCLan Cyprus International CPD Series – Mediation Essentials Part 1 Training (24-25 June 2022)
  • Tutor and Assessor, Mediator Professional Training Skills Course, UCLan Cyprus (March 2019 – present)
  • Cyprus Lead, International Student Mediator Network (led by University of Warwick and YCM India) (February 2022 – present)
  • External Examiner, MA Mediation, University of Malta (2021-22)
  • Tutor, Part II, Course on ‘EU Principles and Values in the Modern Ages: Rule of Law Due Diligence and Sustainable Justice’, Centre for the Rule of Law and European Values (CRoLEV), Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2022-2025), UCLan Cyprus (2 December 2022)
  • National Report, The Republic of Cyprus, Cross-border Service of Documents, Digital communication and safeguarding the parties’ rights: challenges for European civil procedure – DIGI-GUARD, Project ID: 101046660 — DIGI-GUARD — JUST-2021-JCOO ( (April 2023)
  • Legal Design Summit Brainfactory 2023, Participant, 11-13 September 2023, Helsinki, Finland (
  • Legal Design Summit 2023, 14-15 September 2023, University of Helsinki, Finland (