Maria Raphael

Selected Experience
  • Being involved in many complex civil litigation cases and gained great experience in litigating cases with corporate, cross border and foreign elements.
  • Representing the interests of major local banks and being involved in huge due diligence projects initiated by the banks.
  • Represented a minority shareholder and obtained the first ever order granted by Cypriot Courts for the investigation of the Company’s affairs by inspectors appointed by the Council of Ministers.
  • Representing parties in complex international commercial arbitration cases.
  • Representing parties in court procedures related to injunctions in aid of foreign arbitration proceedings, freezing orders, norwich pharmacal orders, anton piller orders and chambra orders.
  • Extensive experience in private international law, the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards as well as foreign insolvency proceedings.
  • Applied and obtained stay of multi-million court proceedings due to breach of international commercial arbitration agreements.
  • Applied successfully for the discharge of a freezing order of multi-million property obtained under Cyprus’ national money laundering legislation as it was anticipated that the property would be subject of a confiscation order.
  • Developing the privacy program framework of organizations and leading their GDPR compliance project. Planner and instructor of GDPR training sessions for staff and management of organizations.
Contact Details
Academic Qualifications
  • LLB, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • LLM, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of London (UCL)
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Common Law, University of London (UCL)
  • Postgraduate Certificate, International Criminal Justice, University of London (UCL)
Professional Qualifications
  • President of the European Association of Data Protection Professionals (EADPP)
  • Founder and Chair of EADPP Cyprus Branch
  • Representative of EADPP (Liaison Organization) at the CEN/CLC/JTC 13 Technical Committee on ''Cybersecurity and Data Protection''
  • Board member of EADPP and Chair of its Strategy & Policy Committee (11/2019-11/2020)
  • Member of the Anti-Corruption Committee at Cyprus Bar Association
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)
  • Certified Trainer of Vocational Training (Cyprus Human Resource of Development Authority)
  • ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, Bar Council and the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (iapp)
  • Member of the Cyprus Bar Association


57 Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue, Bybloserve Business Center, Larnaca 6051, Cyprus


+357 24 81 25 81/82



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