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George Chr. Pelaghias

Associate Lecturer


GCPelaghias@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24694000

Qualifications

LL.M (Law) – Uppsala University (2008)

M.A. (History) – Uppsala University (2006)

 

CySEC – Advanced Financial Services Certification (2016)

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist – CAMS (2015)

 

Specialization

Anti-Money Laundering Law

Financial Services Law

International Law

 

Employment Track

2008 – Present     Law Office of Chr. G. Pelaghias & Co LLC (Larnaca, Cyprus)

                           Current position: Senior Associate/Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer

2010 – Present     European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC) (Larnaca, Cyprus)

                           Current position: Executive Director

2007                   European Commission, Cabinet of Commissioner of Health (Brussels, Belgium)

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

Swedish Bar Association – Advokat

Cyprus Bar Association – European Lawyer

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundry Specialists (ACAMS)

New York State Bar Association – International Section Member, Cyprus Chapter

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

LA4948: Law of International Financial Transactions, (2019-2020

  • Securitization transactions
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Cyprus AML legislation framework
  • AML – Interactive Case Study

 

Selective Publications 

  • Offshore Natural Gas Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean

Published: The Royal Society of Naval Sciences (2019) https://www.koms.se/

  • Promoting Liberal Democracy in the Eastern Mediterranean
    Published: S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue, Netanya Academic College (2018) http://magazines.co.il/netanya1/
  • Cyprus’ Response to a Turkish Natural Gas Pipeline to Israel
    Published: European Rim Policy and Investment Council (2017), erpic.org
  • Eastern Mediterranean Gas Fields and a New Energy Corridor to Europe

Published: European Rim Policy and Investment Council, (2012) www.erpic.org

  • EU Enlargement and the Balkans: Overcoming Historical Dichotomy

Published: European Rim Policy and Investment Council, (2006) www.erpic.org

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Opportunities in Developing Hydrocarbon Industries: Example of the Eastern Mediterranean

International Business Law Consortium, Stockholm (2019)

  • The Impact of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance on International Business

International Business Law Consortium, Nicosia (2017)

  • Doing Business in and through Cyprus: A Window of Opportunity

Cyprus Trade Center New York (2017)

  • Cyprus as an International Investment Center
    Cyprus Trade Center New York (2015)
  • Cyprus Business Environment and Legal Framework
    1st Annual Cyprus-USA Business Forum, New York (2015)
  • Natural Gas Prospects from Russia, the Caspian and Mediterranean: In search of European Energy Security
    5th Mediterranean Oil and Gas Conference, Nicosia Cyprus (2014)
  • Cyprus & Mediterranean Gas/LNG Energy Future
    11th Maghreb Mediterranean Upstream Conference (2014)
  • Natural Gas Liquefaction in Cyprus or Export of Gas in Pipelines to Greece and Europe?
    The Israel Energy and Business Convention 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel (2013)
  • Safeguarding Cyprus’ and the East Mediterranean Region’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
    The European Mediterranean Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Summit, Limassol, Cyprus (2013)
  • The Security of East Mediterranean Energy
    East Mediterranean Oil&Gas Conference, Paphos, Cyprus (2013)

 

Consultancy and CPD Training

  • The Cyprus Legal Framework of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) (2018)

  • How to Structure an AML/CTF Compliance Program

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) (2018)

  • Recent Changes to the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Law, and the Upcoming 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) (2018)

  • Fundamentals of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Compliance

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) (2017)

  • Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Compliance Training Workshop 

Competitive Edge, Larnaca (2017)

  • Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Compliance Training Workshop 

In-house Training, Oxford Management Ltd., Limassol (2016)

  • Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Compliance Training Workshop 

Levantine Training Center, Nicosia (2016)

  • Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Compliance Training Workshop 

Levantine Training Center, Nicosia (2016)

  • The Cyprus Natural Gas Sector: Legal and Geopolitical Considerations

Levantine Training Center, Limassol (2014)

  • The Cyprus Natural Gas Sector: Legal and Geopolitical Considerations

Levantine Training Center, Limassol (2014)