Christiana N. Markou was born in 1977 in Nicosia, Cyprus. She was called to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2001 after passing the relevant examination with honours in 2000. She is now to be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Lancaster (UK) after she successfully went through the relevant viva examination in July 2011. Her thesis is on cyber consumer law. She has been practising law since 2001 as an associate in a major Cypriot law firm until the end 2005 when he decided to establish C. Markou & Co LLC. She mainly deals with Civil & Commercial Litigation, Corporate/Business law, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Employment law, European law, Consumer Protection and IT/E-Commerce law, though she has experience in other areas of law. She took the initiative for and co-managed the establishment of the Computer Law Special Interest Group of the Cyprus Computer Society, which aims at educating lawyers, judges and other interested parties on the newly-emerged area of IT/computer law in which she is one of the first Cypriot experts. She has also speaken at various legal-oriented conferences.


  • Consumer Protection, Online Shopping Platforms and EU Law
  • Tort Law in Cyprus
  • ENTHA: Contemporary Legal Issues and Analysis (journal)
  • Internet Law – Regulation and Enforcement
  • UBER in Cyprus - EuCML Reports
  • Online penny auctions and the protection of the consumer under EU law
  • The Cyprus and other EU court rulings on data retention: The Directive as a privacy bomb
  • Advanced automated contracting and the problem with the pre-contractual information duty of the Consumer Rights Directive


  • Cyprus Bar Association in 2001


  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
  • LL.M in European, Commercial and International Law
  • LL.B (Hons.)

A detailed CV of her can be downloaded below: