Ioannides Demetriou LLC
Co-founding Partner/Chairman: Pambos Ioannides
Co-founding Partner/Managing Director: Andrew Demetriou
Directors: Christina Ioannidou, Christos Frakalas, Demetris Kronides, Katerina Hadjichristofi
Languages: English, Greek, Turkish
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.
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.
Terralex, Meritas, Legalink, Energy Law Group.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Corporate Administrative Services
EU & Competition
Mergers & Acquisitions
Public & Administrative Law
Real Estate & Construction
Stock Exchange Listings & Public Offerings
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
Banking & Finance: Ioannides Demetriou’s banking and finance partners and team members have deep knowledge on all aspects of banking and finance, including structuring and documentation for syndicated lending, project finance, insolvency and restructuring, asset finance, acquisition finance and corporate lending, with a recognized market presence and robust track record in the field. Ioannides Demetriou advises across the full spectrum of banking and finance matters, providing legal advice from day-to- day banking and finance issues, to complex cross-border banking and finance transactions including strategic disposals and acquisitions and corporate restructurings and refinancings. The firm works alongside the country’s leading financial and regulatory institutions as well as multinational lenders and credit institutions and has been engaged as lead local counsel for many of the country’s most pre-eminent projects, asset and acquisition financings in all fields of commerce, including, but not limited to, oil and gas, trading, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, development projects and many others. The firm also assists in the successful negotiation and obtaining of European Investment Bank financing for the private and public sectors. Ioannides Demetriou LLC currently acts as the senior local law firm of a number of major Cypriot and international banks, advising on all major corporate and banking transactions, buyouts, compliance and regulatory requirements, debt recovery and actively litigates on behalf of these banking institutions before the Cypriot courts.
Contacts: Pambos Ioannides, Christina Ioannidou