The team is headed by Sofia Parastatidou. Sofia has been a lawyer since 1991. She is a native speaker of English and collaborates with international companies both in Italy and overseas in the areas of international law, commercial law and taxation. She is a graduate in Economics and Law.
Qualified as a UK lawyer and former member of the New York State Bar Association, Sofia trains lawyers, accountants and notaries both in Australia and overseas. She teaches law students at various universities, master courses and post -graduate courses. She also runs training courses for Corporate Counsels, translators and other professionals.
Sofia teaches Legal English, Finance English and Business English as well as Contract Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Trusts, Banking Law, Intellectual Property, International Trade Law, Customs Law, Freight Forwarding, Aviation & Maritime Law, Franchising, Accounting and Taxation.
She has also held courses in UK/US Practice and Procedure Courses for judges in Bologna, Italy.
A registered TOLES trainer and examiner, Sofia is passionate about not only training up-and-coming lawyers in law subjects or language but also in soft-skill acquisition. To this end, she also holds training courses in effective writing, presentation and public speaking skills, debating, negotiation and mediation skills.
She provides consultancy to Italian professionals who wish to train and re-qualify in common law jurisdictions through the up-coming SQE (currently QLTS) or for accountants to become Chartered Accountants in UK.