Constantinos was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1993. He is the founder and Managing Director of C.D. Messios LLC and oversees the Firm’s three main departments, Corporate/Commercial, Financial Services and Dispute Resolution.
Constantinos predominately deals with complex cross border disputes relating to differences between investors and companies, lenders and borrowers, shareholders, receivership & insolvency, asset recovery and protective measures / freezing orders. He appears in the District and Supreme Courts of Cyprus as well as in various international commercial arbitration forums.
In overseeing the Corporate/Commercial department of the Firm he ensures Clients receive optimum and effective advice on all aspects of commercial transactions from agency agreements, to M&As, project and asset finance and structuring – restructuring.
Constantinos advises a number of Financial Services Institutions in their application for Financial Services Licenses as well as in their dealings with regulators around the world. Constantinos provides advice on all aspects of Financial Services Law and on matters related to the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission.
After graduating in law from Queen Mary & Westfield College of the University of London, Constantinos qualified as a solicitor in England following articles with Speechly Bircham as they then were in the City of London. In 1994 he returned to Cyprus where he joined one of the leading commercial litigation practices on the island, P.L. Kakoyannis & Co. Constantinos then joined Kyriacos Th. Michaelides & Co in 2000. In November 2003 Constantinos set up his own practice.
Constantinos is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the International Bar Association and an associate member of the American Bar Association.
Constantinos writes and lectures extensively on dispute resolution, corporate and financial services matters.
Constantinos is fluent in Greek and English.