Maria Kyriacou is a barrister of the Middle Temple and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1974. She specialises in corporate law, restructuring, insolvency and banking law, and intellectual property.
Between 1989 and 2001 Maria served as Registrar of Companies, Registrar of Patents, Trade Marks and Copyright and Official Receiver for Cyprus, playing a pivotal role in the harmonisation of Cyprus company law and intellectual property law with the acquis communautaire. She was also a member of the administrative board of the European Patent Office in Munich.
In 2001 she established a specialist corporate law firm, MA Kyriacou Law Firm, which merged with Andreas Neocleous & Co in 2007. She became a partner in Andreas Neocleous & Co at that time, and head of the Nicosia office.
Maria currently serves as a member of the Cyprus parliament. In addition to writing numerous articles and papers on legal matters she has written and lectured in Cyprus and abroad on political and social matters and on topics relating to the economy, companies, trade marks, patents and copyright and insolvency law. She has also written papers and given lectures on archaeology, on women’s issues and the protection of the environment and the traditions of Cyprus.