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Mrs Antigoni Fakonti

Associate Lecturer in Commercial Law

[email protected]

+357 24694000


LLM Commercial Law – Master of Law, University of Bristol, UK (2006-2007)

LLB (Hons) – Bachelor of Law, University of Bristol, UK (2003-2006)

Financial Services Regulatory Framework: Advanced (CySEC) (2017)

Mediator (2014) (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR))

Mediator in Trust and Estates Disputes (2013) (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP))

ACIArb (2013) (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK)

Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) (2013) (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP))

Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (2012) (Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK)

Admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association (2008)


Included in Legal500 GC Powerlist of Greece and Cyprus 2022


Law: Companies Law, Banking and Finance, Trusts, Shipping Law, Tax, Energy Law and Dispute Resolution (specialization: Litigation and Mediation)


Employment Track

Head of Legal Globe Invest Limited (September 2018 – today)

Associate Lecturer in Law, Law School, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Cyprus (2013 – today)

Partner Polakis Sarris & Co LLC (2014 – August 2018)

Senior Associate at Polakis Sarris & Co LLC, Lawyers, Nicosia, Cyprus (2007 – 2013)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Cyprus Bar Association 2008-2018
  • Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Κυπριακός Σύνδεσμος Οικογενειακού Προγραμματισμού (Cyprus Family Planning Association)
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK

Research Interests

Tax, corporate law, shipping law, energy/oil & gas law, international trusts, dispute resolution


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)


  • Shipping law


Selective Publications

  • Chapter author of Republic of Cyprus related section in Jones, G. and Pexton, P., 2015. ADR and Trusts: An international guide to arbitration and mediation of trust disputes. Spiramus Press Ltd.


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations

  • Speaker at UCLan First Shipping Symposium, topic: “Aspects of Shipping Law Dispute Resolution in Cyprus: Focus on Litigation and Arbitration”, capacity: Associate Lecturer, School of Law, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (2017)
  • Spoke person and Polakis Sarris & Co LLC representative in relation to the award: Tax Investigations Law Firm of the Year in Cyprus in the 2014, Corporate Intl. Magazine Global Awards
  • Speaker at Cyprus Business and Real Estate Forum, Kiev (2013)