OUR TEAM

Imad Elias

Managing Solicitor

Imad Elias

Imad is the founder of Elias Marine Consultants Ltd, I Elias & Co LLC and Elias Law Limited.

After gaining his Masters in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton, Imad started his career at Ince & Co in London and qualified as a Solicitor in 1991. He has over 30 years of experience in shipping, commercial, insurance and reinsurance disputes. Imad is predominantly engaged in arbitrations and dispute management on behalf of shipowners and their P&I and H&M underwriters. He is extensively involved in advising insurers on coverage issues, ship casualties and in handling large property insurance and reinsurance claims in the Middle East (both marine and non-marine including political violence and business interruption). Imad is also involved in drafting, advising and negotiating contracts and tenders in the offshore oil and gas sector. Imad acts as a part-time arbitrator and is an LMAA supporting member. He is presently the Managing Director of Elias Law Limited and I. Elias & Co LLC.

E-mail:i.elias@emco.org

Mobile:+357 99 670 225

Agatha Savvidou

OFFICE MANAGER

Agatha Savvidou

Agatha joined Elias & Co in 2014. In her role as Office Manager Agatha deals with all regulatory and compliance requirements as well as overseeing and managing the operating needs of the firm.

E-mail:a.savvidou@emco.org

Mobile:+357 99 670 292

Koula Louca

DIVISIONAL MANAGER - LEGAL CONSULTANT

Koula Louca

Mrs Koula Louca – Divisional Manager & Legal Consultant Koula joined Elias & Co in 2014 and has over 19 years experience in the marine consulting sector. Koula graduated from the University of Leicester, where she obtained an LL.B (honours) degree in Law and holds an LLM in International Maritime Law from the World Maritime University. In her role as Divisional Manager, Koula handles a diverse range of cases ranging from ship arrests, debt recovery and arbitrations. She also handles a variety of transactional cases relating to ships and yachts such as sale and purchase, finance and leasing. Koula also has experience in aircraft finance and leasing transactions.
She is involved in drafting and negotiating contracts and tenders in the offshore oil and gas sector and has extensive experience in corporate matters including corporate restructures. Koula is fluent in both English and Greek.

E-mail:k.louca@emco.org

Mobile:+ 357 99 670 297

Antonis Alexopoulos

Senior Associate

Antonis Alexopoulos

Antonis joined I. Elias & Co LLC in 2020 as a Senior Associate, following a partner position in another reputable Cyprus law firm. After gaining his LLB from DUTH University, he was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2009. In his previous position Antonis was extensively involved in international corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, financial offences and international trade law.  He now heads the litigation division at Elias & Co and has been predominantly involved in maritime, insurance and corporate disputes and litigation.

Antonis is recommended by Legal 500 as ‘a next generation partner, a key practitioner with unique expertise’ and ‘extremely efficient and knowledgeable’ as well as by Chambers & Partners as a professional who has ‘great experience in handling legal cases and providing reliable and accurate advice’.

Antonis is fluent in Greek and English.

Mobile : +357 99 670 274
E-mail :  a.alexopoulos@emco.org

Daniela Elias

Solicitor

Daniela Elias

Daniela is a solicitor who joined Elias & Co in 2016. She passed her LPC with Merit in 2015 having finished her LLB at the University of Buckingham. Prior to joining Elias & Co, Daniela completed a Masters in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton where she wrote her dissertation on Fraudulent Claims in Insurance Law. Daniela deals with insurance and reinsurance cases in addition to maritime and non-maritime legal matters. Daniela also speaks English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

E-mail:d.elias@emco.org

Mobile:+ 357 99 670 271

Elena Savvidou

SOLICITOR - ADVOCATE

Elena Savvidou

Elena holds an LLB from the University of Kent and has since completed the LPC MSc Law Business and Management at the University of Law passing with distinction. Elena joined Elias & Co in 2017 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in 2019. Then she went on to undertake the Cyprus Bar examinations and qualified as a Cyprus Advocate in 2021.

Elena is fluent in English and Greek.

E-mail:e.savvidou@emco.org

Mobile:+ 357 99 670 275

Anthony Elias

Solicitor

Anthony Elias

Anthony is a solicitor at Elias & Co who works in the insurance law team and the shipping sector.

Anthony graduated with First Class Honours in his LLB from the University of Buckingham and he then went on to obtain his Legal Practice Course degree and his Masters in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton.

At the University of Southampton, Anthony undertook modules in both marine and non-marine insurance law, as well as Admiralty Law and Carriage of Goods by Sea. Anthony chose to carry out his dissertation on “The Doctrine of Insurable Interest: Is the Current Law Satisfactory for Today’s Marine Insurance?” which focuses on the difficulties and practicalities in applying the antiquated Marine Insurance Act 1906 in the modern marine insurance market.

Anthony speaks English, Arabic, French and Spanish

Mobile : +357 99 670 272
E-mail : a.elias@emco.org