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

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC
LEDRA HOUSE, 15 AGIOU PAVLOU STREET
AGIOS ANDREAS
1105 NICOSIA
Cyprus

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC is a ‘real client oriented company. It also possesses deep knowledge and expertise in corporate law’. The large and 'very responsive' team has substantial experience in domestic and cross-border matters including M&As, commercial contracts and joint ventures. It is frequently instructed by major international law firms under the leadership of Michalis Pittakis, Koulla Demetriou and Christodoulos G. Vassiliades. The team at all levels receives a lot of plaudits for its ‘highly professional support and timely advice with an agile approach, easy online communication and advice that is up-to-date’. The practice has considerable experience in the incorporation, management and administration of all types of companies in various jurisdictions and is adept at handling a myriad of commercial and partnership agreements, securities and governance matters. It 'works together perfectly and is able to achieve the best results that are tailored to the clients' needs and expectations'.

Practice head(s):

Michalis Pittakis; Koulla Demetriou; Christodoulos G. Vassiliades

Other key lawyers:

Maria H. Kyriacou; Annamaria Vassiliades; Katerina Berou; Maria Taki; Andrea Kalarkoti

Testimonials

‘All the team is highly professional and is deeply involved in the work process. The best ever Cyprus law advisers and administrators. Christodoulos Vassiliades stays personally involved and is ready to provide assistance in the most difficult matters’.

‘The lawyers have been very responsive and punctual in delivering, without unnecessary complications. In my view, their fees are set at reasonable levels, making this practice a good value-for-money partner for anyone requiring Cypriot legal advice in commercial and financial matters. The team is professional, proactive, timely and  efficient with fair costs’.

‘CGV team is extremely devoted to its clients and to the projects it undertakes. The lawyers work as a team together with colleagues from other departments to ensure that they see the whole picture and scrutinise the details so as not to miss a thing. They are always in position to find a proper solution to the most problematic and/or specific types of questions. Strategical thinking, strong knowledge of local and international laws, disciplined and organised employees, tight connections between departments make CGV’s team truly outstanding’.

‘Michalis Pittakis and Koulla Demetriou are exceptional specialists, truly devoted to their clients, with perfect understanding of what the client needs and what is the best possible way to help. Non-standard thinking, creative, professional and workable solutions’.

‘Real client oriented company. It also possesses deep knowledge and expertise in corporate law’.

‘Mr. Vassiliades very often personally goes deep into the details of your problem to help to solve it. I remember his words addressed to me 15 years ago when we had a big transaction and I was not experienced. He said: Do not worry, I do not leave you alone without support. It gave me power and confidence and helped to close a deal. Not just words, real support. Mr. Vassiliades and his team always assist me in difficult situations’.

‘Maria H. Kyriacou demonstrated a high professionalism when working on one of our M&A deals. Katerina Berou is highly professional’.

‘The main strength of the team is a deep attention to detail and a focus on the client’s needs. As a client, we do not need to recall the background of the issue and the previously taken steps when discussing any matters. This is really important to us’.

‘Mrs. Annamaria Vassiliades is an outstanding lawyer with high professional spirit , always eager to provide her valuable support whenever required. Mr. Christodoulos G. Vassiliades is a professional of the highest standards who is well respected locally as well as overseas. He stands out for his excellence and professional order. Ms. Maria Kyriacou is a valuable asset of the firm who is very knowledgeable in the field of her expertise and always professionally oriented’.

‘This is REAL client oriented company. However they do also possess deep knowledge and expertise in the corporate law area Speed. I do not know exactly how do they do it but they are very fast even in the current era of everyday compliance issues. Andrea Kalarkoti is a 1st person for me in the firm. She tries to solve our problems fast and efficient, understands our wishes and how we could achieve them given the circumstances.’

‘Works together perfectly and is able to achieve the best results that are tailored to the clients’ needs and expectations’.

‘The best ever Cyprus law advisers and administrators. The team provides highly professional support and timely advice. Agile approach, easy online communications, up-to-date advic Christpdulos Vassiliades, managing partner, personally involved and ready to provide assistance in the most difficult cases.’

Key clients

Pizza Fan

Clearwater

TeleGroup d.o.o Beograd

Mail.ru

Baker & McKenzie

Hogan Lovells

Credit Bank of Moscow

Maritime and admiralty Tier 2

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC advises a whole host of ship owners and ship managing companies. Managing director Christodoulos G. Vassiliades and deputy manging director Louisa Massonidou are key contacts with expertise in the registration of yachts and close connections with the Belize registry. Annamaria Vassiliades, Maria Alexandrou and Eleni Marinaki head the department that frequently advises on the purchase of vessels, their registration, the securing of finance and any possible charter agreements.

Practice head(s):

Annamaria Vassiliades; Maria Alexandrou; Eleni Marinaki

Other key lawyers:

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades; Louisa Massonidou

Intellectual property Tier 3

Maria Kyriacou leads a team at Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC  that advises on copyright, trade marks, patents, designs and other issues relating to unfair competition and the protection of confidential information. The group also works regularly with its litigation department to handle contentious matters such as passing-off claims, prosecutions, actions for counterfeit products and obtaining interim measures.  It also frequently provides due diligence reports on IP rights. Christodoulos Vassiliades is another highly-regarded member of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Maria Kyriacou; Christodoulos Vassiliades

Testimonials

‘ Whenever I have a case that requires legal attention, that is, copyrights, contracts or general legal advice, I can always depend on Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC. The team will work towards my requirements and get to a spontaneous conclusion’.

‘Most or all of my dealings are with Maria Kyriakou, who can further direct my requirements to other members in the organisation, which is very beneficial, as I only deal with one person who has all the history from start to finish and am not required to explain my situation again and again, I can only conclude as follows; time saving for both parties and efficiency’.

‘Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC does an excellent job, is always punctual, and offers the most competitive rates. Above that, the lawyers are reasonable and easy to work with due to their excellent interpersonal skills’.

‘The main thing is that the lawyers truly care about every client’.

Key clients

MAIL.RU

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC fields an ‘experienced and knowledgeable team’ that is ‘committed to delivering the best service to its clients on time’.  The department is regularly engaged by owners and private and international investors. It also works with some developers, corporates, lenders and underwriters on the full range of real estate matters. Marianna Pavlides, Savvas Georgiou and Evangelia Tiki head the ‘responsive and client-orientated’ group that also works with some major international law firms on various property matters.

Practice head(s):

Marianna Pavlides; Savvas Georgiou; Evangelia Tiki

Testimonials

‘The team is very professional, the lawyers pay attention to details and are very dedicated to the best interests of their clients and their collaborators, always promoting win-win situations’.

‘They care and they smile and are always professional. I recommend Marianna Pavlides, an excellent lawyer with knowledge and professionalism, as well as a smile.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable, discrete and responsive’.

‘Everyone is very reliable and always reasonably available, which makes a lot of difference on an island like Cyprus. The lawyers are perfectly placed in terms of dealing with a wide range of individuals (incl. high net worth), extremely pleasant to deal with, discreet and professional’.

‘Savvas Georgiou is a super star. He is always available to help even with very atypical and complex situations. Evangelia Tiki is a highly knowledgeable and competent attorney.’

‘This practice is unique because it has reached a very high level of tailor made service for its clients. Its clients are also treated like a member of its family which is clearly the big key differentiator with other firms. All people are clearly selected on their high potential and knowledge in their own area of expertise’.

‘I clearly appreciate the availability of everyone. All the people I work with are definitively very competent ’.

A very responsive team of experts’.

Key clients

Baker & McKenzie

Hogan Lovells

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Christodoulos Clerides is a key contact at Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC. The team represents clients in insurance, product liability, banking, and corporate disputes.

Other key lawyers:

Christodoulos Clerides

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 client: 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 cgv@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Deputy Managing Director - Advocate Koulla Demetriou koullad@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Deputy Managing Director - Advocate Louisa Massonidou louisam@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Director - Head of Corporate Department - Advocate Michalis Pittakis michalisp@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Managing Associate - Advocate - Solicitor Annamaria Vassiliades annamaria.vassiliades@vasslaw.com +35722556677
Managing Associate - Advocate Katerina Berou katerinab@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Head of Litigation Department - Advocate - Insolvency Practitioner Christodoulos Clerides christodoulosc@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Head of Immigration Department - Advocate Marianna Pavlides mariannap@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Head of Commercial, Regulatory and IP Law Department - Advocate Maria H. Kyriacou mariak@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Head of Maritime and Admiralty Department Eleni Marinaki elenim@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Head of Limassol office - Barrister Savvas Georgiou savvasg@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Barrister - Advocate Sanela Aleksandra Trzin sanelat@vasslaw.net +35722556677
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Christodoulos Clerides  photo Mr Christodoulos Clerides Head of Litigation Department – Advocate – Insolvency Practitioner
Ms Koulla Demetriou  photo Ms Koulla Demetriou Deputy Managing Director – Advocate
Ms Louisa Massonidou  photo Ms Louisa Massonidou Deputy Managing Director – Advocate
Mr Michalis Pittakis  photo Mr Michalis Pittakis Director – Head of Corporate Department – Advocate
Mr Christodoulos G. Vassiliades  photo Mr Christodoulos G. Vassiliades Founder – Managing Director – Advocate
Mr Phivos Zomenis  photo Mr Phivos Zomenis Chief Legal Counsel – Advocate
Number of Lawyers : 70
English
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Lithuanian
Polish
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Spanish
Swedish
Ukrainian
INTERLAW
Laworld
Mackrell International
Legus
ITPA
IFA
ITA
IBA
Cyprus Bar Association
Lexwork
STEP
CCCI
INTA - International Trademark Association
The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)
ASIPI
Credit Services Association (CSA) of UK
Other offices : Athens
Other offices : Malta
Other offices : London
Other offices : Hungary
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : Belize
Other offices : Seychelles
Other offices : BVI

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC is fully committed to corporate social responsibility in relation to all aspects of our operations.

This commitment means an approach to legal practice consistent with the highest professional and ethical standards. This is reflected in our dealings with our clients, our staff and the wider community. This commitment makes us a better law firm, employer and corporate citizen.

Our corporate social responsibility program helps us to turn our beliefs into action and we aim to integrate our social and environmental concerns with our day to day operations and our dealings with our clients and the wider community.

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades the founding Partner of our Law Firm is also the founder of the Legal Resources Centre.

Legal Resources Centre has been designed to provide sustainable and dedicated training seminars and workshops to professionals from various backgrounds who wish to develop their competence and skills, while benefiting from the credibility that this expert knowledge will offer them.

To achieve this aim, LRC implements, under the concept of ‘lifelong learning’, best training practices that privilege quality, efficiency and innovation. The instructors’ experience and knowledge is the key success factor of our training seminars and workshops. For more information and timetable please visit: http://www.legalresourcescentre.com/


Christodoulos G. Vassiliades established the Law Firm Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC in 1984 in Nicosia, Cyprus. With over 35 years’ experience in the industry, the Firm is universally cited as one of the leading law firms in the country and has formed a solid reputation for excellence and diligence in the profession. As a full-service Law Firm, it is entrusted by high-profile corporations and private clients with their legal and business issues, in both domestic and international law.

EXPERTISE

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC constitutes of over 150 employees comprising of qualified lawyers, paralegals, legal tax consultants and administrators , all dedicated to the provision of legal advice with professionalism, efficiency and integrity. These experts set themselves apart in their work through commitment, commercial awareness and attention to detail.

The Firm has developed expertise in matters relating to private and corporate clients in Corporate, M&A, Banking and Private Clients, Tax and International Tax Planning Trusts and Estates, Maritime and Admiralty, EU law and Competition, Intellectual Property, Immigration, Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Management services such as Auditing and Accounting, as well as Investment and Financial services are also provided through the Firm’s affiliated companies.

GLOBAL REACH

The Firm has formed an extensive corporate network with coordinated teams at the Limassol and Paphos branch offices and affiliated offices in eight jurisdictions: Athens, Malta, London, Hungary, Moscow, Belize, Seychelles and BVI.

MEMBERHSIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND NETWORKS

In order to be able to accommodate clients and build professional relationships worldwide, the Firm is an active member of numerous prestigious professional associations and networks: The International Bar Association (IBA), Interlaw, Mackrell International, Laworld, Lexwork, LEGUS, The International Fiscal Association (IFA), The International Trademark

Association (INTA), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), MARQUES, ECTA, ASIPI, CSA as well as various Business Associations in Cyprus such as Russia – Cyprus Business Association.. These memberships enable Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC to provide international perspectives and support to its clients for cross-border transactions.

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades, the 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.