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Dr Sonia Ajini

ASSOCIATE LECTURER IN SHIPPING LAW


SAjini@uclan.ac.uk

Qualifications

Master of Laws in Maritime law

London Metropolitan University (2014)

Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law

London Metropolitan University (2014)

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

Understanding Shipping Course (2005)

Doctor of Law

University of Matej Bel, Slovakia

Commercial and international law (2005)

Master of Laws

University of Matej Bel, Slovakia

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

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 2010- to date

 

from 2006- 2008

 

 

from 2003-2006

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.interorientshipmanagement.com

 

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  •  LLM dissertation topic: “The role and legal controversies surrounding employment of private maritime security companies and their right of self-defense and authorisation for use of force. Are the international and national authorities’ responses sufficient? What’s next?”
  • Articles:
  • Improving access to information in Cyprus in public institutions: recent initiatives and developments (ERBD:  LAW IN TRANSITION ONLINE 2015);
  • Contributor and co-writer of the study on “Arbitration in Southern Europe”, covering Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain for the European Parliament (2014)
  • In 2017 participated to 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