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Limassol, Nicosia

Koulla Demetriou

Work 0035722556677
Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC

Work Department

Banking and Private Clients, Corporate Law, M&A, Tax and International Tax Planning, Trusts and Estates


Deputy Managing Director. Specialises in Corporate Law, Contract law and International Tax Planning and is among advocates recommended by Legal 500 for Corporate and M&A. Cited as having: “excellent understanding of the commercial environment, thus providing rapid, accurate and personalised advice”


Previously she was employed by the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Moscow between 1996 -1998. Joined Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co LLC in 1999. In 2000, she was appointed Head of the Corporate Department and at the beginning of 2009 Deputy Managing Director.


Greek, English and Russian


International Bar Association, Cyprus- Russian Business Association and Cyprus-Russian Friendship Association, Cyprus Bar Association, Nicosia Bar Association and Advancing Financial Crime Professionals Worldwide.


Russian language course at the Moscow State University (Lomonosov) in 1990 LLB (Hons) at the Moscow State University (Lomonosov) in 1994, LLM (Hons) in Public International Law at the Moscow State University (Lomonosov) in 1995.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Practice head Christodoulos Vassiliades is ‘completely devoted to his clients’, Michalis Pittakis is ‘extremely efficient’ and Koulla Demetriou is ‘outstanding’.

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  • Supporting local and international charitable organizations

    As one of the leading law firms in Cyprus, we are active promoters and supporters of local economic growth by sponsoring local events, applying environmental-friendly practices, minimizing our ecological impact, and most importantly, by raising money for local charities and non-profit organizations.
  • Stricter supervision in relation to the Scheme for Naturalisation of Investors in Cyprus by Exceptio

    Recently there were a lot of publications within the European Union expressing concerns about the allegedly very high number of Cypriot passports being given to foreign investors the last few years. The Council of Ministers has decided on 9th January 2018 with the decision with number 84.069, to impose a stricter supervision of all the parties involved in the Scheme for the naturalisation of non-Cypriot investors in Cyprus by exception.
  • 19% VAT on Plots

    In order to harmonize the  Acquis Communautaire on the Taxation of untapped and undeveloped plots of land, the Cyprus Government enacted, on 03/11/2017, relevant legislation for the imposition of 19% Value Added Tax (VAT) on these properties, with a date of enforcement being 02/01/2018. The relevant legislation refers to plots/pieces of land offered and/or provided for construction for economic purposes.
  • Unfair contract terms

    The Unfair Contract Terms Law 93(1)/1996 (the “Law”) as amended, implements the EU Directive  93/13/EEC  of 5 April 1993 regime into national law. The objective of the aforementioned legislation is the protection of consumers in the European Union from unfair terms and conditions which might be included in a standard contract for goods and services they purchase. It introduces the notion of ‘good faith’ to avoid any significant imbalance in mutual rights and obligations.
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    The beneficial ownership of the income concept (“the Concept”) is nowadays a material aspect affecting the eligibility of the taxpayers to claim treaty benefits.
  • MALTA - ICOs - THE NEW LEGISLATION (Updated 4th edition)

    Initial Coin Offering, known as “ICO”, is a relatively new phenomenon that has quickly become the main player in the Financial Services and Crowdfunding industries, as well as being the key subject of discussion in the Blockchain communities. In essence, it is one of the most advanced methods of raising finance from the public and is becoming increasingly popular to fundraise start-ups.

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  • Security Token Offerings (STOs): The Future of Coin Offerings

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  • The 'dark' side of the data room: disclosure dangers in M&A and finance transactions

    Given the corporate environment's ever-changing nature and business needs and the importance of data protection at the EU level, the topic of due diligence in M&A and financial transactions warrants examination. The disclosure, transfer and processing of data raises concerns at several stages of the due diligence process during a transaction and undoubtedly makes things more complicated.
  • Registered alternative investment funds – an overview

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