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Ioannides Demetriou LLC

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Co-founding Partner/Managing Director: Pambos Ioannides
Co-founding Partner/Director: Andrew Demetriou
Directors: Christina Ioannidou, Christos Frakalas, Demetris Kronides, Katerina Hadjichristofi
Number of lawyers: 30
Languages: English, Greek, Turkish

Firm Overview:
Ioannides Demetriou is a full-services commercial law firm at the forefront of the Cypriot legal services market. In its ranks the firm has lawyers recognised as leading individuals in their chosen fields. The firm’s corporate law team has unrivalled experience and has advised on some of Cyprus’ largest business deals to date. The firm’s litigators are purebred litigators who advocate some of the most complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes heard before the Cypriot courts. The firm’s lawyers act as counsel to the largest private and public entities in Cyprus, including the government of the Republic of Cyprus.

Ioannides Demetriou’s domestic client base includes some of the island’s largest corporations which operate and conduct business in all areas of the commercial spectrum, public and semi–public bodies, local banks, trade unions, public and private foundations, universities, the largest building contractors on the island, government concessionary holders and a host of local commercial enterprises considered leaders in their fields. The government of the Republic of Cyprus entrusts the firm’s lawyers to advise on international contracts, sit as arbitrators in disputes involving local government contracts and to head public enquiries. The foreign client base is equally enviable. Many of the largest and most reputable international law firms choose Ioannides Demetriou as their preferred firm to work with in Cyprus. The firm’s foreign client base includes foreign governments, multinationals, large corporations and private individuals conducting business in multiple jurisdictions. The firm also routinely handle high value international corporate disputes that contain a Cypriot element as well as enforcement proceedings in relation to foreign arbitral awards.

For Ioannides Demetriou quality is a habit. It is the longest standing ISO-certified law firm in Cyprus. The firm is ISO 9001:2015 certified with the scope of legal advisors and legal consultancy in all fields of the legal profession. The firm’s legal advisors work in established teams containing lawyers of all ranks, from Directors to Associates. This allows them to work in an effective and cost-efficient manner for their clients’ benefit.

Memberships:
The International Bar Association, the Cyprus Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Institute of Directors. A number of the firm’s lawyers are qualified arbitrators, mediators and insolvency practitioners.

International Networks:
Terralex, Meritas, Legalink, Energy Law Group.

Main Areas of Practice:
Arbitration
Banking & Finance
Commercial Law
Corporate Administrative Services
Corporate Law
Data Protection
Dispute Resolution
Employment
Energy
EU & Competition
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Client
Public & Administrative Law
Real Estate & Construction
Restructuring/Insolvency
Stock Exchange Listings & Public Offerings
Tax
Transport - Maritime & Admiralty

The firm provides legal and advisory services to both public and private sector clients in the fields of litigation, dispute resolution, corporate law, banking, insurance, financing, mergers/acquisitions, taxation, energy, construction, competition, shipping, aviation law, litigation, ADR, BOT/PFI. Additionally, the firm’s prominent position and high level of contacts built through the excellent reputation and expertise of its partners enables it to provide invaluable assistance in the fields of public and government affairs and government relations.

Litigation/ADR:
The firm’s civil and administrative law litigation lawyers provide the full range of civil and public/administrative law litigation services. The litigation team is renowned for its expertise in the fields of both international and local commercial litigation, including banking, financial disputes and public and administrative law recourses before the courts of Cyprus and administrative organs such as tender review authorities and competition tribunals and the full range of arbitration and ADR services. The firm has been involved in many of the largest civil litigation suits heard in Cyprus and regularly represents foreign governments and private clients before the courts of Cyprus.
Contacts: Pambos Ioannides, Andrew Demetriou, Christos Frakalas

Commercial & Corporate Law:
The firm provides the full range of commercial law services to local and international businesses in all aspects of their activities ranging from establishment, structuring and advice on a daily basis in commercial transactions. The firm’s corporate lawyers handle, among other, corporate acquisitions, mergers, corporate finance agreements, corporate reorganisations and restructuring, corporate investigations, international corporate transactions, stock exchange listings and public offers.
Contacts: Pambos Ioannides, Christina Ioannidou

Energy:
Ioannides Demetriou is the clear leader in the field of energy. As well as advising the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC), it also advises the government of the Republic of Cyprus on its hydrocarbon exploration and extraction activities and has worked on a number of renewable energy projects in Cyprus such as the Orites Wind Farm.
Contact: Andrew Demetriou

Private Client Services:
Ioannides Demetriou also offers private client services for high net worth individuals that add both security and value to the private client to a fully legitimate international legal environment.
Contacts: Pambos Ioannides, Andrew Demetriou, Christina Ioannidou, Nayia Morphi Tax

Advisory:
The firm’s tax professionals provide tax advisory services to both local and international clients in the areas of corporate and personal taxation, asset and wealth management, international tax and estate planning and value added tax. In addition, they can assist with the provision of tax opinions, tax rulings, representations at the tax office as well as tax disputes and litigation in co-operation with the litigation department.
Contact: Nayia Morphi

Fiduciary Services:
The firm offers fully fledged fiduciary services, which include corporate administration, accounting, tax/VAT compliance services and other related management services via its specialised wholly owned subsidiary Nobel Trust Ltd.
Contact: Nayia Morphi