Prof. Dr. Achilles C. Emilianides has been a practicing advocate for 17 years. He has professional experience in hearings before the Supreme Court of Cyprus (Civil & Criminal Law Appeals, Administrative Law cases both First Instance and on Appeal, Prerogative Orders), District Courts (Civil and Commercial cases; also, criminal cases), Family Courts, Tenancy Courts, Industrial Relations Courts, the Protection of Competition Authority, the Tenders Review Authority, the Registrar of Companies and the Registrar of Trademarks, the Radiotelevision Authority, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as arbitration tribunals, including the London Court of International Arbitration.
A significant number of the cases he handled have been published in the Cyprus Law Reports and/or academic or professional journals. Prof. Dr. Achilles C. Emilianides has repeatedly represented the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus before the Plenary of the Supreme Court in cases concerning the constitutionality of legislation. He represented the Attorney-General of the Republic in the leading case where the termination of employment of the Deputy Attorney-General for improper behaviour had been decided, as well as in an application where the termination of employment of the Attorney-General himself was requested. He also represented the Republic of Cyprus in a number of cases by authorization by the office of the Attorney-General of the Republic, including the cases about the protection in Cyprus of the trademark rights of halloumi. Prof. Dr. Achilles C. Emilianides was the lead counsel for the petitioners in the first ever preliminary reference submitted by a Cypriot Court (Supreme Court of Cyprus) to the European Court of Justice (C-570/08 Sewerage Board of Nicosia v. Anatheoritiki Arhi Prosforon). Prof. Dr. Achilles C. Emilianides has been appointed as legal expert on Cypriot law in leading English cases, such as the leading case of Amanda Ackerley & others v. Alpha Panareti Public Limited & Others before the High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division), the Andreas Nathanael case, international arbitrations before the London Court of International Arbitration, the Paris Court of International Arbitration, cases before Greek courts etc. Furthermore, he has been appointed as arbitrator on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus.
In addition to court work, Prof. Dr. Achilles C. Emilianides has continued being active in consultancies and extra-judicial work. He acted as the legal advisor of a significant number of leading Cypriot firms, as well as leading multinational firms with respect to their Cypriot portfolio or Cypriot-related cases. These include Costco, Mattel, Marvel, Glaxo, UEFA, Nike, Bacardi, Louis Vuitton, Danone etc. He is also the legal advisor of public authorities, such as the Sewerage Board of Nicosia and the Open University of Cyprus and has also represented other public authorities, such as the Cyprus Telecommunication Authority, the Municipality of Nicosia, the Municipality of Paphos etc. He has led the GDPR team of the firm and acted as the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for a number of clients, including the Municipality of Nicosia, the Sewerage Board of Paphos. Prof. Dr. Achilles C. Emilianides has acted as company secretary for Lumiere TV Public Company Ltd and Telemarketing Public Company Ltd (2006-2010). He has handled all issues relevant to compliance with company legislation, stock-market and Cyprus securities commission, including as a member of the Board of Directors of Mega TV Cyprus (2012-2014). He has advised a great number of organisations for studies they were conducting. This includes the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe with respect to the application of the Framework Convention on National Minorities in Cyprus, the International Association of Constitutional Law, the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law etc. Furthermore, he participated in the deliberations for, and drafted legal opinions on, the harmonization of legislation, including Law 104(I)/2010 on the co-ordination of recourse procedures in the field of public procurement, on behalf of the Cypriot Bar Association.
LLB, Department of Law, School of Legal, Economic and Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
LLM in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, Department of Law, School of Legal, Economic and Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
LLM in European Law and Integration, School of Law, University of Leicester
PhD in Law, Department of Law, School of Legal, Economic and Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Prof. Dr. Achilles C. Emilianides is a Professor and Dean of the School of Law of the University of Nicosia. He has been elected as an ordinary member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is the President of the Royal Commonwealth Society Cyprus Branch and of the Centre of Scientific Dialogue and Research, and has also been the President of the European Consortium on State and Church Research. He is a member of the Committee for the revision of the Civil Procedure rules, the committee for the establishment of blockchain technology in Cyprus and the committee for the determination of intellectual property disputes, and a member to several scientific committees and editorial boards of journals. He is also the advisory editor of The Cyprus Review and the publisher of the Cyprus and European Law Review. He has been awarded the Annys Tsatsos award and has participated in several funded research programs and in two Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence. He has been appointed as an expert on issues of Cypriot, European and international law by the Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus and represented for several years the Republic of Cyprus as an expert in the negotiations of European legislation in the field of civil law. During the Cypriot Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2012 he served as Chair. His scientific work has been taught in universities in Cyprus and abroad and has been cited by Cypriot and foreign courts. He has also handled, as an advocate, some of the most publicised cases before the Cypriot courts. He has published more than 20 monographs and 100 scientific papers.
Cyprus Bar Association (2002)