Elvina was born in Nicosia, Cyprus. She read Law at Bristol University, England, and was awarded an LLB Honours Degree in 1998. She then obtained an LLM in Maritime Law at King’s College, University of London. Elvina was called to the English Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 2000 after completing the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London.
She joined M&M in 2000 as a trainee advocate and she was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2001. In 2012, she became a Partner in the Firm.
Elvina primarily specialises in asset finance with an emphasis on aircraft and shipping. She advises a wide range of clients in the aviation sector including aircraft leasing companies, financing institutions, and operators of commercial aircraft, helicopters and corporate/private jets in connection with operating lease and financing lease transactions on a domestic, cross-border and international basis. She has been involved in aircraft sales and purchases as well as the registration and deregistration of aircraft under the applicable Cypriot legislation. She also represents clients from across a number of sectors in the shipping industry including ship owners, ship managers, banks, equity funds and other financial institutions and covers a broad range of shipping finance matters including drafting, negotiation and implementation of such Cyprus law security documents as ship mortgages, account charges and share pledges.
She also has considerable experience in matters of corporate & commercial law, including corporate restructurings, joint ventures, transfers and acquisitions.
Elvina is a member of the Shipping & Aviation Law Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association. Along with her partner Maria Toumazi, she has contributed to the Cyprus chapter on “The Ship Mortgage” in the Shipping Finance Practical Handbook published by Global Law & Business. She is also the co-author with lead author Eric Montanios of the Cyprus chapter on “Aircraft Finance – Registration, Security and Enforcement" published by Sweet & Maxwell, London.