Senior Fellow – Cyprus

Eleni Charalambidou is a full-time ADR professional, working as a mediator, negotiations advisor and trainer in Cyprus, Greece and internationally.

About Eleni Charalambidou

Eleni Charalambidou is a full-time ADR professional and the founder of EnConsensus Solutions, a provider of tailor-made dispute resolution services and training, based in Cyprus. She focuses on commercial mediation and specializes in dispute resolution, deal facilitation, and internal dispute system design for startups with international activity, working also in collaboration with technology incubators. 

Originally a lawyer, Ms. Charalambidou holds a Master of Arts in Diplomacy from the University of Nottingham, where she specialized in international mediation in armed conflict situations. She has been trained in international negotiations and dispute resolution techniques in leading institutions in the United States, the UK, the Netherlands and Greece.

As a mediator, Ms. Charalambidou is also on the panels of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ADRPoint and ADRCenter Global. She has contributed to the training of more than 700 accredited mediators, hundreds of business people in negotiations, and several law student teams participating in international ADR competitions.

Litigation Practice  

  • Ms. Charalambidou has been admitted to the Bar of Thessaloniki. 
  • Her main practice areas are: company law and private international law.
  • She is also a lawyer-linguist, translating for European Union bodies, such as the Court of the European Union and international translation agencies. She is proficient in Greek, English, French and Spanish. 

Mediation Practice

Ms. Charalambidou is: 

  • A professional mediator, accredited by the Ministries of Justice of Cyprus and Greece
  • The founder and lead mediator at EnConsensus Solutions, Cyprus
  • The Director of the cross-border mediation department of ADRPoint
  • On the mediation panel of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • On the international mediation panel of ADR Center Global

Her main practice areas are: 

  • Mediation and deal facilitation in commercial and corporate cases
  • Mediation in cross-border and international disputes
  • Dispute resolution, deal facilitation and negotiation strategy for startups
ADR Achievements and Training

  • MA in Diplomacy (dissertation on Mediation in Armed Conflict Situations), University of Nottingham in the U.K. (2011-2012)
  • International mediation training by former UK Diplomats (2012)
  • International Negotiations Training, Clingendael Institute of International Relations in the Netherlands (2012)
  • Basic Civil & Commercial Mediation Training, Toolkit Company and Piraeus Mediation Center in Greece (2014)
  • Weinstein JAMS International Fellow (2019)
  • Academic visitor of ADR activities at Stanford Gould Center for Conflict Resolution and UC Hastings College of Law (2019)
  • Professional Skills Program: “Breaking Impasse and Micro-interventions” at Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law (2019)
  • Advanced Commercial Mediation training, New York City Bar Association (2019)

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

  • Ms. Charalambidou is a trainer of mediators, working in collaboration with ADR Center Global, the Greek Mediation Institute, and the Athens Bar Mediation Training Center.
  • She is also a negotiations trainer for companies in collaboration with technology incubators.
  • Since 2016, she has been coaching students, judging and writing cases for international mediation competitions around the world, such as INADR, ICC Mediation Week and CDRC Vienna.

Publications and Education

Educational Qualifications

  • MA Diplomacy, Interdepartmental Masters Program, University of Nottingham, UK (2012)
    • LLM, Dissertation Research Area: Mediation in Armed Conflict Situations
  • LLB, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2011)

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