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     Date Submitted:01-09-2011
     Last Modified:01-09-2011 (10:02)
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     Current job:Contracts Officer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services



    I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with an in-depth knowledge of international legislative procedures and extensive experience as a Contracts Officer. In 2008 I became a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and I am now a Qualified European Lawyer. I am energetic, ambitious and eager to take on responsibility at an early stage. I am fluent in both English and Greek and have a basic knowledge of German.




    Oct 2009 – Oct 2010            LL.M in International Business Law, University of Exeter

    Grade: Merit


    Jun 2008                  Awarded membership to the Cyprus Bar Association


    Oct 2004 – Jun 2007            LL.B (with Honours), University of Derby



    Sep 2003 – Jun 2004           Foundation Course in Law, University of Cyprus



    Sep 2000 – Jun 2003           Apolytirion, Lanition Lyceum B’, Limassol, Cyprus

    Grade: 17.5 (equivalent to three A levels at Grade A, or 360 UCAS points)




    Aug 2010 – currently           Contracts Officer (Young Graduate Trainee) at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Nordwijk, Netherlands - ESTEC (Aug 2010 – May 2011) and Darmstadt, Germany - ESOC (May 2011 – currently)


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·         Involvement in complex procurement projects such as the Space Situation Awareness Programme, GFC8 Frame Contract, and Space Debris Programme. Focus mainly on software development and relevant IP issues.

    ·         Assisting in the revision of the Intellectual Property Regulations which apply to industrial contracts.

    ·         Preparing all relevant documentation for the issue of Invitations to Tender, participating in Tender Evaluation Boards, Tender Opening Boards and de-briefings.

    ·         Drafting complex contracts and frame contracts, non-disclosure agreements, software licence agreements and negotiating supplier agreements.

    ·         Providing training to personnel in relation to ESA’s General Clauses and Conditions, insurance issues, intellectual property implications, best practices and recently established procurement regulations.

    ·         Extensive use of SAP for all above business processes.


    Nov 2009 – Jun 2010           Part timeParalegal at Patrick Selley, (Solicitor at Keystone Law), Exeter


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    General administration, liaison with clients and associates, drafting legal letters, initial opinions and preparing court forms as well as extensive legal research in the areas of commercial law and intellectual property.



    Jun 2008 – Jun 2009            Junior Corporate Lawyer at Ergoserve Consulting Ltd


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·         Responsible for the creation of an Intellectual Property Department in the firm and training staff and other lawyers. Generated significant additional income for the firm for Trade Mark searches, Trade Mark and Design registrations.

    ·         Managing my own portfolio of Investment Funds, consisting in total of 180 companies and maintaining their Company Secretary files.

    ·         Providing legal advice and opinions on corporate and taxation matters to clients.


    Jun 2007 – Jun 2008            Trainee Lawyer at Markides & Co., Nicosia, Cyprus


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·         Conducting extensive legal research and drafting affidavits in support of trade mark conflicts and oppositions.

    ·         Advocacy - successfully represented 100% of my cases before the Registrar of Companies for Trade Mark registration conflicts.

    ·         Conducting trade mark searches for clients and using the WIPO, OAMI and national database.

    ·         Managed the Public Relations and Marketing Department.




    2011          Creator of Social Events Club at ESOC (ESOCial) which currently has almost 200 members.


    2010          Elected Representative for all Postgraduate law students at Exeter University.


    2010               Exeter Leadership Award and Exeter Award - in recognition of my strong leadership skills and wide extra curricular  activities


    2008          Achieved a grade A+ for the Certificate of Advanced Electronic Commerce and Intellectual Property of the Worldwide Academy Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and was one of eight students out of approximately 2000 to be granted full scholarship for the course.


    2007          Represented Markides & Co. in Beijing, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur and successfully established new business relations with Adobe, Hewlett Packard and Lenovo who requested our services after my meeting with them.




    2010          ‘Airline Deportation: The Reality’ -

    2008                ‘Registering marks in Cyprus: a guide for foreign rights holders’-



    2010             Refugee Support Group Devon, Exeter: providinggeneral support and advice to refugees and asylum seekers on procedure, regulations and obligations.

    2010               Free Representation Unit, London

    2009               Mini-pupillage, Pump Court Tax Chambers, London

    2009               Mini–pupillage, 6 King’s Bench Walk, London

    2007         Derby Law Centre: providing legal advice in matters such as immigration and refugee law, European law and Employment law.

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