MARION COUKIDOU – MADELLA
Partner at Shipping Department
ARION COUKIDOU – MADELLA
Marion joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2003. Prior to joining the firm she practiced as an advocate in Cyprus during 1987-1992 and gained wide experience in general litigation predominantly in relation to commercial law, admiralty, banking and criminal law cases, having made appearances before District Courts, the Supreme Court in its original and appellate jurisdiction and Assize Courts.
From January 1993 to May 2001 she served as a District Court Judge dealing with cases in both civil and criminal jurisdiction. She was twice elected as the Secretary of the Cyprus Judges Association and served from that position for three years. She was appointed by the Supreme Court of Cyprus and represented the Cyprus judiciary at two conferences of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) and once again appointed by the Supreme Court of Cyprus as a speaker at a Judge’s conference organized by the Supreme Court of Cyprus.
In June 2001, she joined Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC and since then she has been involved in a wide range of ship and project finance work. Marion has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating loan/credit/facility agreements and security documents in financing transactions and is frequently instructed to act as the Cyprus correspondent lawyer on matters of Cyprus law by foreign law firms.
Marion has acted on behalf of a number of leading financing banks and financial institutions and major shipowners and ship managers world-wide and is noted in a number of reputable international Directories and Guides for lawyers and consultants as a specialist in her field.