Food & Drink
Antonio Michaelides is a multi-faceted individual and an experienced special counsel based in London.
Antonio Michaelides is a legal industry professional who, when not advising clients on their most complex HR-legal matters , loves relaxing and passing the time with a few of his hobbies.
A former professional tennis player, Antonio Michaelides has always enjoyed sports. Although he’s no longer playing professionally, he still maintains an interest in the sport, which was such a central part of his life for many years. In addition to the odd recreational tennis match, Antonio works with various inner city tennis centres in London, providing tennis facilities and opportunities for inner-city kids, and is currently coaching two siblings. Sport, in particular tennis, gave Antonio so much as a child and is a great way to stay in shape and keep your mind and body active. For those reasons and more, tennis continues to play a part in Antonio’s life (time-permitting, of course!).
Alongside his more active hobbies, there are few things Antonio Michaelides enjoys more than good food and wine. Moving beyond just a means of sustenance, Antonio’s love for food is truly a passion — with some suggesting that his late discovery of food (owing to his rigid dietary regime when he was still competing) being the principal cause of this. Even more than consuming what he creates, Antonio loves the process and the creation of food. Cooking is a form of art and expression, and it’s how Antonio best shares himself with those he loves. Friends who have long pestered him to start a Food Blog will be happy to see this website finally up and running! Antonio enjoys sharing recipes, trends, secrets, and more, which you can find regularly updated on his blog page.
As someone who takes pride in his palate, Antonio Michaelides loves indulging in local eateries and trying new dishes at new venues — which makes travel another hobby. Living in London, Antonio has access to new restaurants, dishes, and trends, which he particularly enjoys. Alongside his food blog, he’s considering starting an Instagram review page for local pubs and eateries to help share his opinion and inform others about their dining choices. Similar to his love for food and sports, Antonio Michaelides is also interested in luxury fashion and design. The same way that food can be a form of art, so can the clothes we wear.
In his professional career, Antonio Michaelides is currently a Senior Associate in the International Employment and Benefits Team of Covington & Burling LLP. Antonio Michaelides advises clients in heavily regulated sectors on a broad range of cross-border regulatory and compliance matters, with a particular focus on Europe and the Middle East. He has particular expertise in helping clients navigate international HR-legal compliance issues—including labor laws, international equity compliance, and immigration matters—and frequently helps multinationals find solutions to their most complex global employment and benefits challenges.
Antonio also has extensive experience with government affairs and regulatory matters in the Middle East—advising government entities, as well as private companies, on a variety of regulatory infrastructure and compliance issues. He also assists sovereign states with legislative development and reform.
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