Firm Profile > Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC has 'a highly qualified team that finds solutions’. It routinely receives referrals from international law firms such as Trowers & Hamlins LLP and has considerable skill in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Koulla Demetriou is recommended along with the ‘very organised and competentMichalis Pittakis. Senior associate Maria Taki is ‘smart and highly professional’.

Maritime and admiralty Tier 1

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC's ‘energetic and professional’ team adopts a ‘very client-oriented approach to matters’. The group serves as deputy registrar of the Belize-ship registry in Cyprus and Greece. Highlights included advising its client from the beginning on the purchase of a vessel through an offshore company in a matter that spanned different jurisdictions. The matter was complicated by the fact that the money for the purchase was issued through promissory notes.

Intellectual property Tier 3

The team at Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC ‘gets the job done’ and advises on all forms of registered and unregistered intellectual property rights. Maria Kyriacou is at the helm.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC advises wealthy foreign clients on their real estate holdings in Cyprus. Savvas Georgiou and Marianna Pavlides have considerable experience in the space.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC's team ‘works together as a cohesive unit to ensure that the client is consistently given the best legal advice’. Clients include Uralchem Holding. Phivos Zomenis is a key name and Christodoulos Clerides is 'a master tactician with superb negotiation skills’.

The firm: Christodoulos G. Vassiliades established the Law Firm Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. in 1984 in Nicosia. Due to its success and rapid growth the firm changed its name and became Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC. Christodoulos G. Vassiliades, managing partner and advocate of the firm, is also appointed Deputy Registrar of the International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize (IMMARBE) for Cyprus and Greece, and acts as Honorary Consul of Belize in Cyprus since 1999.

With over 35 years’ experience in the industry, the firm is cited as one of the leading law firms in the country and has formed a solid reputation for excellence and diligence in the profession. It has singled itself out as a broad-based legal practice, trusted by high-profile corporations with their legal and business issues in both domestic and international law.

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC offers the diverse professional skills of over 200 employees including qualified lawyers, legal and tax consultants, corporate administrators, paralegals, accountants and auditors, all dedicated to the provision of timely and comprehensive solutions for all our clients. These experts set themselves apart in their work through commitment, commercial awareness and attention to detail which result in the creation of and assistance with high value deals.

Areas of practice

Banking and private clients: opening and maintenance of bank accounts and other transactions both in Cyprus and abroad for physical and corporate persons, guidance on relevant regulatory matters, capital market transactions.

Commercial and Corporate: incorporation and administration of companies in different jurisdictions, corporate reorganisation and restructuring, liquidations etc., onducting and assisting with the drafting of unambiguous contracts as well as reviewing contracts.

Employment law: advice and representation of clients in labour law disputes, advice on acquisition and restructuring situations, employment contracts and acquisition agreements, employment policy issues, occupational safety and health issues.

EU and competition law: advice on merger notifications and control of concentration issues, abuse of dominant position cases, anti-competitive practices, state aid rules, and representing clients before the Cyprus Competition Commission.

Financial services: advice on Cyprus investment firms, registration of public offerings, securities law compliance, and admission to the Cyprus Stock Exchange and the undertaking of Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS).

Immigration: provision of a range of services including but not limited to: temporary residence permits, employment permits, permanent residence permits (Category F) and the acquiring of Cyprus Citizenship by Exception.

Intellectual property: trademark protection, patents, copyrights, designs and domain names, maintenance and application of intellectual property rights, trademark portfolio management.

Litigation and Dispute resolution: dispute resolution, advice on international commercial litigation and procedural issues on international civil litigation and arbitration.

M&A: mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, valuations, synergy evaluation, integration planning and due diligence.

Real Estate and Construction: advice on acquisitions and disposals of private and commercial properties, due diligence, real estate investments analysis, landlord and tenant dispute resolution, construction contracts, etc.

Maritime and Admiralty: shipping law including legal services to ship owners, charterers, ship managers and ship financing institutions.

Tax and international tax planning: advice on alternative tax structure, and direct and indirect taxation.

Trusts and estates: management and administration of estates/trusts, preparation of wills, trust deeds, international tax planning, incorporation of trusts within a corporate structure and family partnerships.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Director - Advocate Christodoulos G Vassiliades +35722556677
Deputy Managing Director - Advocate Koulla Demetriou +35722556677
Deputy Managing Director - Advocate Louisa Massonidou +35722556677
Director - Head of Corporate Department - Advocate Michalis Pittakis +35722556677
Managing Associate - Advocate - Solicitor Annamaria Vassiliades +35722556677
Managing Associate - Advocate Katerina Berou +35722556677
Chief Legal Counsel - Advocate Phivos Zomenis +35722556677
Head of Litigation Department - Advocate - Insolvency Practitioner Christodoulos Clerides +35722556677
Head of Immigration Department - Advocate Marianna Pavlides +35722556677
Head of Commercial, Regulatory and IP Law Department - Advocate Maria H. Kyriacou +35722556677
Head of Maritime and Admiralty Department Eleni Marinaki +35722556677
Head of Limassol office - Barrister Savvas Georgiou +35722556677
Barrister - Advocate Sanela Aleksandra Trzin +35722556677
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Christodoulos Clerides  photo Mr Christodoulos Clerides
Ms Koulla Demetriou  photo Ms Koulla Demetriou
Ms Louisa Massonidou  photo Ms Louisa Massonidou
Mr Michalis Pittakis  photo Mr Michalis Pittakis
Mr Christodoulos G. Vassiliades  photo Mr Christodoulos G. Vassiliades
Mr Phivos Zomenis  photo Mr Phivos Zomenis
Number of Lawyers : 70
Mackrell International
Cyprus Bar Association
INTA - International Trademark Association
The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)
Credit Services Association (CSA) of UK
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