Samanides - Key Skills Gained - Ayios Andreas, Nicosia, Cyprus

Marinos Samanides

Ayios Andreas, Nicosia, Cyprus


After finishing Grammar School in Limassol which is a private English school I joined the Navy to serve at the National Guard of Cyprus. I got my Degree in Law (LLB) from Oxford Brookes University and in September my Master in Oil and Gas from Reading University.
Ever since I remember I always attracted to Law and my decision to follow this path wasn't a spur-of-the-moment .
I had a serious exposure to a legal environment which at the end of the day drove me even closer to Law. Working for three consecutive summers on a full time basis (nine months) for one of the leading firms on the island was a challenging and unforgettable experience. From my first day I welcomed to a winning legal team with dedication, enthusiasm and attention to detail. No door was ever closed, no questioned I had remained unanswered. Working as an assistant to the corporate lawyers, it was a unique experience.
I was really helped to improve my transferable skills and analysis of oral and written presentation, indeed of clear, logical thought,that can be used far beyond the area of Law.
I was given the chance to attend and watch the courts proceedings of many trials at the District Court of Limassol. I was helped to to be equipped with the intellectual foundation, hand-on experience to face any future challenge and working environment.
My qualifications will be an asset in the short run for every employer.


Key Skills Gained



a. Excellent knowledge of policy issues and contracts preparation and analysis.
b. Excellent knowledge of office administration issues.
c. Excellent knowledge of implementing policy decisions.
d. Excellent understanding of the s

Work History


K.P.K. Legal and Chrysses Demetriades & Co LCC

a. I did my legal Intern for two months at K.P.K. Legal in the Corporate Department.
b. As a student at Grammar School I used to work for three consecutive summers in the corporate department at Chrysses Demetriades & Co LCC (Advocates and Legal Consultants).


a. Highly competent user of Microsoft Office.
b. Highly confident and effective user of social media.


a. Excellent speaking, writing and reading English.
b. Excellent speaking, writing and reading Greek.


If the Republic of Cyprus changes to a Bi-communal, Bi-Zonal Federation of States to what extent...

Project Title:
If the Republic of Cyprus changes to a Bi-Communal, Bi-Zonal Federation of States to what extent does it affect its contractual obligations in oil and gas.
The project is 14000 words and it was based on the analysis of Cyprus Constitution, Federal Laws, the Production Sharing Contracts (step by step) along with Joint Ventures, Concessions and Service Contracts.
Additionally, kindly note that all subjects taken at Reading University for my Master in Oil and Gas were based on projects.
Consequently, I have an excellent knowledge of projects that is, how to gather information,written and presented them.

Qualifications & Certifications


Grammar School

Oxford Brookes University

Oil and gas

Reading University

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