COSTAS STAMATIOU was born in Limassol, Cyprus.
Costas Stamatiou graduated in law from the University
in 2001 and obtained a Master’s degree in Legal
Aspects of Marine Affairs from there in 2002 and a Master’s degree in European Legal
Studies from Bristol University
in 2003. He was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2004. He was appointed as a member of the shipping committee of the Cyprus Bar Association
Main areas of practice: Admiralty and shipping, commercial law and international trade.
Publication: Costas is the author of “Establishing the Boundaries: Cyprus offshore oil, gas and shipping industries”, published in Lloyd's List Cyprus, September 2005; “The Shortsea Shipping Market of the Future”, Lloyd’s List Cyprus, September 2006; “The Marco Polo Programme & Cyprus: Financing the Motorways of the Seas”, ICCLR. 2006, 17(8), N68. University theses were on the subjects of “Carrier’s Liability: A comparative study of the CMI/UNCITRAL draft instrument on transport law, the Hague, Hague-Visby and Hamburg Rules”, Cardiff, 2002 and “Aspects of EC Competition Law in Maritime Transport”, Bristol, 2003. He is a co-author of “Cyprus: Freezing orders, ship arrest warrants, anti-suit injunctions, disclosure orders and Norwich Pharmacal relief in aid of court or arbitration proceedings in Cyprus and overseas”, ICCLR 2010 21(2); “The New Era of EC Competition Law in the Shipping Industry”, ICCLR, 2009, 20(1); “Ready, Steady, Drill: the legislation governing the race for Cyprus’s offshore hydrocarbons reserves”, ICCLR. 2007, 18(12); ”Shipping – The Cyprus Way”, Offshore Investment – September 2007; "Black Boxes and the Proposed EU Fundamental Principles on the Investigation of Accidents in the Maritime Industry”, ICCLR 2007, 18(5); the Cyprus chapter of 'Dispute Resolution Handbook 2007/08' by Practical Law Co; “Legal Aspects of the ISM Code”, ICCLR 2006 17(7); “Cyprus: Commercial Shipping”, ICCLR 2005 16(11); “Cyprus: Forum Non Conveniens in the European Era”, ICCLR 2005 16 (8); “Cyprus Company law - Corporate Governance”, ICCLR 2005 16(6).
Costas is also a co-author of the Cyprus chapter of the “Encyclopaedia of International Commercial Litigation” published by Kluwer Law International and the new edition of the textbook "Introduction to Cyprus Law" by Andreas Neocleous & Co. LLC.