Costas is a founding partner in A. & E. C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros & Associates Ltd and a practicing lawyer in Cyprus, advising some of the biggest organizations of the island and a portfolio of international clients that operate in Cyprus and abroad. He was born in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He graduated with grade excellent from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1999. In June of 1999 he received a scholarship to participate in a postgraduate seminar course in maritime law of Tulane University, New Orleans, US & University of Aegean. He completed his postgraduate studies in History, Philosophy & Sociology of Law (LLM) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with grade excellent.
He has worked as an investment broker and trader, being certified as a derivatives consultant from ADEX (Athens Derivatives Exchange) in 2001 and having succeeded in the exams for the relevant professional licence, until his entrance as an advocate in Thessaloniki (Greece) Bar Association in 2002, where he has been a member for 15 years as a licenced advocate. In 2008-2009 he moved to Cyprus and contributed to the task of the new charter of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus and served as the legal advisor of the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus and head of its legal activities and entities. He has been a visiting lecturer of the University of Nicosia (UNIC) and has published various scientific articles and lectures.
He has significant administrative experience, as he served as Chairman of the board of one of the biggest media groups in Cyprus, Senior Independent Member of the Board of the biggest credit and financial institution of Cyprus (Bank of Cyprus), Chairman of the board of one of the biggest insurance companies of Cyprus (Eurolife), a board member of CNP Holdings and its subsidiaries, one of the biggest insurance companies of Cyprus and a member of CNP global group, Chairman of the supervisory board and member of the board of banking institutions abroad, a member of one of the biggest securities companies of Cyprus (Laiki Capital), and others.
He serves as a non-executive board member of the biggest real estate fund of Cyprus (CYREIT Variable Capital Public Ltd). He also serves as a Vice President of the Italian Cypriot Chamber of Commerce.