Despina Sofokleous



Practice areas:

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and Corporate Governance
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax and international tax planning



  • University of Bristol, UK (LL.B. 2004)
  • King’s College London, UK (LL.M. 2005)
  • University of Chicago, USA (LL.M. 2009)


Bar admissions:

  • Cyprus Bar (2006)


Despina Sofokleous has expertise in advising high net worth individuals on cross border transactions involving the Russian Federation, Europe, USA, China and CIS countries. She regularly advises international clients in formulating the most advantageous structure for their ventures. She has also experience in merger and acquisitions and advising clients on corporate and corporate governance matters.

After graduating in law from the University of Bristol, she obtained an LL.M. from the King’s College London and an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School. She has been awarded a scholarship from Fulbright for her graduate studies in Law at the University of Chicago.
She has been admitted to practice law in Cyprus.
She is fluent in Greek and English and has a basic knowledge of Russian.


Sources consider Despina Sofokleous an “intuitive and dynamic” lawyer who “is prompt with her replies and gives clients her undivided attention.” Her expertise includes acting for international corporate clients and high-net-worth individuals on cross-border transactions and structuring matters. Chambers & Partners Global, 2016, Corporate/Commercial: Cyprus.

«Clients identify Despina Sofokleous to be “highly skilled and business minded,” whilst also underlining her responsiveness. She frequently advises her clients on corporate governance topics and cross-border transactions.» Chambers Global, 2017, Corporate/Commercial: Cyprus.