Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She obtained her LLB and LLM (EU law) from the University of Leicester.

Nicky is a certified Trusts & Estates Practitioner (TEP – STEP UK, Vice – President of the Board of Directors of STEP Cyprus (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners), a certified AML Compliance Officer from the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission and licenced Insolvency Practitioner.  She is an active member of two committees of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Companies Committee and Intellectual Property Committee.

She is the Founder/Managing Partner of the law firm N. Xenofontos LLC, established in 2019, a boutique, business centric law firm, specialising in corporate, commercial law, intellectual property, insolvency and restructuring, trusts and estates, compliance, regulatory, privacy law and fiduciary appointments.


Major areas of expertise and practice include the setting up and administration of trusts, general legal advice and opinions, estate and inheritance planning, intellectual property corporate insolvency / restructuring, general corporate and commercial law. Another major area of practice and expertise is compliance, anti-money laundering and regulatory matters having advised major corporations and governmental authorities as well as private clients and firms on their AML, compliance and regulatory matters.

Apart from the above, Nicky is a legal trainer-lecturer on her areas of expertise and regularly holds seminars through the firm’s legal training centre – NextStep Legal Training Centre accredited by the Cyprus Bar Association for Continuous Professional Development and also provides in-house training to law firms, accounting and audit firms.

In November 2022, Nicky was appointed by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus to serve as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of the semi-governmental owned Housing Finance Corporation.