Alecos Markides was born in Nicosia in 1943. He graduated in 1966 with first class honours from the Law School of the University of Athens. In 1970 he was called to the Bar of the Middle Temple Inn, England.
Alecos practised law in Cyprus from September 1971 until February 1995. On 1 February 1995, he was appointed to the post of Attorney General of Cyprus. He served as Attorney General until 23 April 2003, when he resumed practising law, establishing his own law office, in co-operation with the firm of Markides, Markides & Co, of which later in 2007 he became a partner.
Between 1979 and 1993, Alecos was the Secretary General and from 1993 to 1995, the Deputy President, of the Democratic Rally political party – one of the two strongest political parties of Cyprus. Between 1985 and 1995, he was twice elected and served as a member of the House of Representatives of Cyprus. In 2003, he was one of the candidates for President of the Republic.
From 1985 to 1990, Alecos was a co-editor with his wife, Hermione Markides, of the Cyprus Law Reports. As from 2001, he was a lecturer and examiner on behalf of the legal council of pupil advocates in respect of constitutional law and until 2015 in respect of civil procedure law. For three years, he was a visiting professor of constitutional law at the University of Nicosia. Alecos was also one of the four Cypriot members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Alecos acted as arbitrator, co-arbitrator or umpire in arbitrations.
Alecos Markides, Managing Partner of our Firm, has passed away in 2020, having served his country and the law profession with the greatest distinction.