Supreme Court Judge
Stelios Nathanael, J. was born in Limassol, Cyprus on 18.2.1953. After completing his secondary education and National Guard service he read Law at University College Cardiff and was awarded an LL.B.(Hons) degree in 1976. He was called to the Bar in 1977 (Gray's Inn). He enrolled as an advocate in Cyprus on 18.8.1979.
After practicing law for eight years he was appointed Acting District Judge on 10.9.1987. On 10.9.1988 he was appointed District Judge and on 1.9.1995 he was promoted to Senior District Judge. On 6.10.1997 he was promoted to President, District Court. From 10.9.1999 to 21.1.2003 he acted as the Administrative President of Larnaca District Court and on 21.1.2003 he was appointed President of the Nicosia Assize Court. From 21.1.2005 until his appointment to the Supreme Court on 29.1.2008, he was the Administrative President of the District Court of Nicosia.
Since 2001 he represents the Cyprus Judiciary in the Consultative Council of European Judges (C.C.J.E.) of the Council of Europe, which is composed by serving judges from all members of the Council of Europe. He also represents the Judicial Authorities of the Republic in the European Judges Symposia on Trademarks, Designs and Patents.
Since 1.1.2003 he is a member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patents Organization based in Munich.
He is married and has one daughter.