Our Presenters

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Elahe Ghazinoori

Elahe started her legal career as an in-house solicitor for a telecommunications company. She has a wealth of experience in providing inspiring and engaging training sessions in the areas of corporate and commercial law to legal practitioners from the international community. Elahe’s focus is to support the development of individuals and the subsequent growth of the organisation in which they work. She is commercially aware, providing practical business-focused solutions to all her clients. Elahe has trained hundreds of lawyers and legal professionals around the world on subjects such as company law, commercial law, contract law, drafting skills, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions and arbitration. Elahe also lectured for BPP Law School, one of UK’s leading law school and professional development institutes. She also worked as a senior training consultant for over 5 years for one of the world’s largest corporations, American Airlines. Elahe’s broad academic achievements include: B.Sc. Hons II(i) in Mathematics and Post Graduate Diploma in Statistics. Admitted to the roll of solicitors in May 2005.  Elahe also holds the University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

She has also written a number of topical articles on a range of corporate issues in the London Chamber of Commerce and the Arab British Chamber of Commerce publications.

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Peter Pafitis

Peter Pafitis, a Leeds University LL.B graduate and Barrister-at –law of the Middle Temple, has served as legal advisor to various corporate entities in South Africa and Bahrain, subsequent to which, as associate lecturer in law, he has taught company law, contract law, legal system, banking law and criminal law at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.  During the course of his academic career, he has rendered tutor support for the University of London LL.B and LL.M External Degree programmes on the island,  and has developed and presented a Cyprus variant of the Corporate and Business Law module  for the University of Middlesex BA Hons and Finance degree, at Intercollege. For the period 2002-2005, Peter was designated as visiting lecturer for the law component of the Institute of Financial Services programme at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. As training instructor he has delivered CIB/IFS banking law seminars and ACCA/ ACA  Business and Corporate Law professional courses for GlobalTraining in Cyprus, Athens and Bucharest.  He has also presented a series of workshops in Moscow for the Professional Competence Certification of Investment Firms and Credit Institutions.  As part of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles’ Odysseus network project for the European Commission, Peter was appointed as Co-ordinator and Rapporteur for Cyprus to review and report on the transposition of Immigration Directives.  As Consulting Director, he was a key player in the establishment of the Legal Resources Centre in Cyprus, and is currently Head of Legal Services Development at AG Erotocritou LLC, a leading Cyprus-based law firm. Peter has contributed a chapter on Banking Law for the publication “Key Issues Internationally” and is the author and editor of the recently-published book “Company Law and Law of Partnership in the Republic of Cyprus”, an authoritative and comprehensive resource for students and legal practitioners.