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A qualified accountant and a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner currently based and practicing in Cyprus. The founding partner of Iacovides Kimonos & Co, the island’s first insolvency firm, set up in 1988, to provide insolvency related services. He has gained considerable experience, practicing in Cyprus and abroad during the last thirty years.

Following his departure from the firm in November of 2008, he teamed up with other leading professionals, to incorporate CRI Group.

With the introduction of the Insolvency Act 1986 in the United Kingdom, at the age of 24, he became the youngest Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in the UK. With over 7,000 insolvency related appointments to his credit, he boasts a wealth of experience in all aspects of Personal and Corporate Insolvency.

Utilizing the mechanisms introduced by the rescue culture embodied in the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Enterprise Act 2002 in the UK, he has been able to facilitate Loan and Debt Restructuring and Corporate Turnarounds for many companies home and abroad.

Chris specializes in Cross Border Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring and enjoys an excellent reputation amongst professionals worldwide. He has been involved in several complicated Cross Border Insolvencies, spanning several jurisdictions including, but not limited to: Cyprus, United States, Canada, British Virgin Islands, Seychelles, Bahamas, Bermuda, Belize, Aruba, India, Nepal, Netherlands, Spain Jersey and many others.

He has participated as a guest speaker in many seminars on Cross Border Insolvency and he is the author of a number of articles in this field.

Chris Iacovides

Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Ninos qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974 and worked with Arthur Young McLeiland Moores (now EY) until 1978. He is a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in the UK. With the introduction of the Insolvency Act 1986, Ninos was amongst the first Cypriots to have received an Insolvency Practitioners License in 1986.

Ninos has considerable experience in all types of restructuring and insolvency assignments, both personal and corporate, across a wide range of sectors

In addition to being a fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Ninos is a fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants the National Union of Insolvency Practitioners of Romania and various charity organizations and community associations.

Ninos is also a director of Alexander Lawson Chartered Surveyors, a multi-disciplined UK firm offering a wide range of professional services to Lenders, Investors, Developers and Occupiers of both residential and commercial property.

Ninos Koumettou

UK Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Tassos served with the Police Force in Cyprus for forty two years before he eventually retired in 2006, as Chief of the Police. During his colourful career, in addition to being President of the Cyprus Police Association, he served in various posts, amongst some but, not limited to, the Prosecutor’s Office, head of a branch of the Central Intelligence Service, Commander of the Criminal Investigation Department and Commander of the Drug Law Enforcement Unit.

Tassos was honoured and decorated for his services by INTERPOL and the respective Presidents of the republics of Greece and Cyprus. He is often invited to lecture and participate in panel discussions on law and order related subjects.

With his experience and background, Tassos will no doubt prove to be an invaluable member of the team.

Tassos Panayiotou

Investigations and Asset Tracing

Andri Antoniou graduated from the University of Liverpool with an LLB (Hons) degree before completing her Legal Practice Course with the College of Law in Birmingham. She then undertook her two year training contract with the corporate law firm Needham and James LLP and upon qualifying as a solicitor and becoming a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, Andri joined the firm Martineau undertaking property finance and insolvency work.

In September 2009 she joined the UK Insolvency Service as an Examiner in the Official Receiver’s office where she gained practical experience in dealing with bankruptcies and corporate liquidations and developed her knowledge of insolvency by completing a two year Diploma in Insolvency Practice. She also subsequently undertook the Joint Board (JIEB) insolvency exams.

In November 2011 she moved to Cyprus where she joined CRI, as a manager in charge of all Personal and Corporate Insolvencies.

Andri is now a director of CRI and focuses on complex cross border insolvency matters, she has worked on cases spanning several jurisdictions including UK, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Switzerland, BVI and Cyprus.

Andri Antoniou

Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Having completed both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Economics, Yiannis went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2007 before deciding to specialise in corporate recovery, restructure and insolvency. He successfully passed the Joint Board (JIEB) insolvency exams and obtained his UK insolvency licence in 2014.

Yiannis is a director of Alexander Lawson Jacobs, a firm of Chartered Accountants, Licensed Insolvency Practitioners and business recovery specialists in the UK, where he oversees insolvency appointments, on a day-to-day basis and has advised directors of companies from small owner-managed businesses to large corporations with multi-million pound turnovers.

He is also a director of Alexander Lawson Chartered Surveyors, a multi-disciplined UK firm offering a wide range of professional services to Lenders, Investors, Developers and Occupiers of both residential and commercial property.

Yiannis Koumettou

UK Licensed Insolvency Practitioner