Orestis Solonos Nikitas
University of Leicester (LL.B.)
University of Bristol (LL.M)
Admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association: 2003
Orestis Solonos Nikitas has been a partner of the Firm since 2008.
Orestis possesses experience in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation. He has handled serious cases involving:
- human rights violations
- breaches of civil rights
- medical negligence
- fatal accidents
- serious personal injury
- contractual disputes
- civil wrongs and coroner’s inquest[s]
Orestis has extensive experience in providing legal advice to large Law Firms based in the UK and EU, high-net worth individuals and large commercial entities, such as Commercial Banks and Administrative Service Providers regarding matters of criminal law, especially relating to money laundering, fraud, extradition proceedings and mutual legal assistance. He has also provided legal advice for constitutional and civil law matters to professional bodies and unions.
Orestis is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2003. He serves as a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2014, the Judicial Committee of the National Football Federation Nicosia Region since 2007 and the Board of the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus since 2016. He also served as a member of the Judicial Committee of the Cyprus Football Association from November 2013 to February 2015.
Orestis is the representative of the Cyprus Bar Association in the Criminal Law Committee of The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe since 2016. He was appointed by the Cyprus Bar Association, in 2016, as their legal expert in criminal law and as their representative in the TRAINAC project, which was funded by the European Commission and was organised by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. He also contributed in the publication of “TRAINAC: Assessment, good practices and recommendations on the right to interpretation and translation, the right to information and the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings”. The report was published by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe and the European Lawyers Foundation.