Constantinos 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.
In his professional practise, he predominately deals with complex cross border disputes and high value construction claims acting mainly for contractors.
Another area of expertise is representing regulated investment firms and individuals in disciplinary proceedings before the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission as well as in their dealings with regulators around the world.
As far as Arbitration is concerned Constantinos represents clients in international as well as local commercial institutional as well as ad hoc arbitrations.
Recent as well as current work load includes:
Representing Contractors in a number of disputes referred to arbitrating in relation to civil as well as construction projects including high end beach front developments, public buildings as well as sewage and other engineering projects.
Representing respondents in a complex shareholders dispute before the LCIA were various ancillary orders and remedies are being sought in Cyprus in aid of or parallel to the Arbitral proceedings where in addition to substantive claims, serious jurisdictional as well as procedural matters are being tried.
Acting for Claimants in an application to register an ICC judgment secured in Switzerland were public order relating to fraud and bribery have been raised.
Representing professionals in negligence claims against them before the Cypriot Courts where substantive duty of care issues are being raised.
Constantinos is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association (1993) and the Law Society of England and Wales (1994). He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2002), a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Bar Association and an associate member of the American Bar Association.
He has recently become engrossed in the saga of Brexit and its impact not in the UK as such although as a committed Anglophile this is never far from his mind but more importantly how does the departure of the most powerful common law country from Europe will impact on commercial and trade law ADR and Cypriot case law which despite Cyprus entry into the EU remains deeply influenced by English law. He is and is likely to remain confused and ambivalent about the European Union.
Constantinos writes and lectures extensively on dispute resolution, corporate and financial services matters as well on social and political issues.
Constantinos is fluent in Greek and English.