Nicholas Ktenas is a Cyprus-qualified advocate with extensive and wide-ranging expertise in various areas of business and corporate law. Nicholas is the managing partner of Nicholas Ktenas & Co. LLC.
Education and Qualifications
After obtaining a law degree from the University of Sheffield in 1997, Nicholas pursued an LLM in EU Law at the University of Nottingham, followed by a formal admission to the Cyprus Bar Association in 1999. In 2015, he became a licensed insolvency practitioner and in 2023 he successfully passed the ICA Certification in AML for ICPAC and CBA Members examination with Distinction.
Nicholas started his legal career working as an in-house legal adviser for one of Cyprus’s largest cruise ship operators and a part-time university lecturer in Business and Corporate law. In 2001, he joined a top-tier Cyprus law firm with offices across the island and several mainland European countries and was promoted to partnership in 2007.
Throughout his career, Nicholas advised and represented multiple high-profile, domestic and international organizations and diplomatic missions on a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:
Nicholas is fluent in English and Greek and has authored numerous articles and country chapters in international legal publications relevant to his main practice areas, including the Cyprus Chapters on Data Protection and Cybersecurity of the Legal 500 Comparative Guide 2023 and on Employment Law of the 14th Edition of the Law Reviews 2023.
Nicholas has received a string of awards and distinctions throughout his career, based on consistent recognition and references from peers and clients he has worked with. These include:
Nicholas also acts on a pro-bono basis as a local expert for the World Bank Group, providing feedback to Cyprus labour law related questionnaires every year.