Harneys has announced that Partner Emily Yiolitis has left the firm to commence her new role as Minister of Justice of the Republic of Cyprus.
Emily is a founding partner of Harneys Cyprus and during her term with the firm she served as head of Tax and Regulatory amongst other positions. She also headed Harneys Fiduciary practice in Cyprus since its launch in February 2017. Emily has held a number of external roles including Cyprus representative of the European Tax Intelligence Group, Board Member of Cyprus’ national telecom authority, and past Chairwoman and founding Committee Member of STEP Cyprus. She has made the IFC Powerwomen top 200 list for five consecutive years and is continually ranked by leading directories. In addition, Emily is a Senior Advisory Board Member of Hope for Children.
Firm Chairman, Peter Tarn, said: “Emily is well respected and admired throughout the firm. Her new appointment reflects her qualities and abilities as assessed by the President of Cyprus himself. I would like to thank Emily for her years of commitment and wish her every success in her future contributions to the people of Cyprus.”
In her new role, Emily will collaborate with her counterparts at EU and commonwealth level across the globe. Within Cyprus, one of the most important challenges Emily will have to face, is the implementation of a fundamental project related to the modernisation of the Cyprus courts to include the setup of a dedicated commercial court and ensuring a more efficient trial period.
As the only international multi-jurisdictional law firm with a physical presence in Cyprus, Harneys provides unrivalled service to clients throughout the world, particularly for complex and cross-border disputes. Cyprus is the premier hub for international business opportunities in the Mediterranean and one of the top venues for the incorporation and establishment of businesses across Europe.