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.
- Cyprus Bar Association (2003 – to date)
- Cyprus Football Federation, Judicial Committee (2013 – 2015)
- National Football Federation Nicosia Region, Judicial Committee (2007 – to date)
- Bank of Cyprus Cultural Centre, Board of Directors (2016 – 2020)
- Cyprus Bar Association, Human Rights Committee (2014 – to date)
- Representing the Cyprus Bar Association in the Criminal Law Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe
- Elected Representative of the Nicosia Bar Association to the Cyprus Bar Association (2020)
- Cyprus Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors (2020 – to date)
- President of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association (2020 – to date)
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.