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Practice Summary

Marcos Dracos undertakes a broad range of commercial work, with emphasis on international arbitration, conflict of laws, civil fraud, and CIS related litigation. He has extensive experience appearing as counsel in international arbitration disputes (on his own or as part of a team), and he also sits as an arbitrator. He was recently appointed a member of the ICC Court (2021-2024).

Marcos can advise on all aspects of English and Cypriot commercial law. He has full rights of audience in England and Cyprus and, in addition to his arbitration work, he frequently appears before courts in both jurisdictions. In Cyprus, he has acquired particular experience acting in jurisdictional disputes, arbitration claims, company and shareholder disputes, civil fraud claims, freezing order and disclosure applications. He also has experience appearing as an expert witness on English and Cypriot law in foreign courts. In England, he frequently acts in jurisdictional disputes and arbitration related matters.

Marcos has a PhD from the University of Cambridge where he also taught contract law. Presently he is a visiting lecturer at the law department of the University of Cyprus, lecturing on Cypriot Civil Procedure and Evidence.

He is one of the best litigators in Cyprus, bringing his London expertise to the Cypriot market” (Chambers Global 2021). “His thinking and consequently his submissions on issues are very clear and persuasive, his written submissions are excellent” (Legal 500 International Arbitration, 2020). Marcos “is remarkably responsive and excellent in his performance" and "he provides top analysis - can analyse fine legal points, and can make very good and persuasive arguments" (Chambers Global, 2019). “he takes a calm and measured approach, but with the right dose of aggression where he needs it” (Chambers Global, 2017). Marcos Dracos “is singled out for his "practical advice and excellent analytical skills” (Chambers Global 2015).