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Dr Sonia Ajini

Associate Lecturer in Shipping Law LLM


+357 99 586 488


Doctor of Law

University of Matej Bel, Slovakia

Commercial and international law (2005)

Master of Laws in Maritime law

London Metropolitan University (2014)

Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law

London Metropolitan University (2014)

Master of Laws

University of Matej Bel, Slovakia

Four major subject (criminal law, civil law, international law, and commercial law- with Excellent) (1999-2003)

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

Understanding Shipping Course (2007)

Secondary Grammar School – Srobarova 1, Kosice, Slovakia (1994-1999)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association- founding member, former director and vice- president (from 2012 until 2014)
  • Cyprus Slovak Friendship Association- member of the executive committee (from 2011-2014)
  • Cyprus Arbitration and Mediation Centre- director, secretary general and company secretary (from 2011 – to-date)

Employment Track


from June 2018 to- date



from 2010- to June 2018



from 2006-2008



from 2003- 2006



Founder and managing director

Ajilex Ltd (legal advisors and maritime consultants) www.ajilexlaw.com

Senior Legal Consultant

L.G. Zambartas LLC of Euro House, 1st Floor, 82 Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue, Limassol, 4042, Cyprus  www.zambartaslaw.com
Claims Executive

Elias Marine Consultants Ltd  of  Platinum Crest, 18 Loizou Askani Street, 3110, Limassol, Cyprus  www.eliasmarine.com


Legal Assistant

Interorient Marine Services Ltd of 142 Franklin Roosevelt, CY-3011, Limassol, Cyprus


Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Speaker at the Symposium on “The modern challenges of shipping in Cyprus. Focus on the legal framework, financing and dispute resolution (December 2017)
  • Article on Improving access to information in Cyprus in public institutions: recent initiatives and developments (ERBD:  LAW IN TRANSITION ONLINE 2015) as well as contributor and co-writer of the study  on “Arbitration in Southern Europe”, covering Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain’ for the European ParliamentSpeaker at the Symposium on “The modern challenges of shipping in Cyprus. Focus on the legal framework, financing and dispute resolution (December 2017)Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities
  • In 2017 participated on a study on Protection of Minority Shareholders Rights for the European Commission as a selected National Counsel for Cyprus
  • Speaker at a number of conferences held in Cyprus regarding commercial, maritime and arbitration issues and interviews held with the Slovak Broadcasting Association of Slovakia regarding Cyprus and its laws and regulations
  • Received a letter of appreciation from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia. (who is also serving as Deputy Prime Minister) Mr. Miroslav Lajcak regarding rendering numerous legal assistance to the Slovaks in Cyprus
  • Special Agent of the Liberian maritime Registry in Cyprus
  • Legal advisor to the Czech Embassy in Cyprus
  • Ad hoc legal advisor to the Slovak Embassy