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

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC ‘has very strong expertise in all corporate law matters, meets agreed deadlines and terms, and is very client-oriented and supportive’. It handles shareholder agreement and M&A, and is frequently instructed to carry out extensive due diligence checks on corporate structures. Michalis Pittakis, Koulla Demetriou, and the experienced Christodoulos G. Vassiliades lead the robust practice, which is known for providing ‘comprehensive solutions’ to cross-border transactions. Advocate Suzana Foradari is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Michalis Pittakis; Koulla Demetriou; Christodoulos G. Vassiliades


‘The team has a very strong expertise in all corporate law matters, meets agreed deadlines and terms, very client-oriented and supportive, and – what is also important – their fees are rational.’ 

‘A very smart response to inquiries, as well as accurate, extremely clear answers, make the company’s specialists different from others. In addition to simple answers, they always provide a comprehensive solution to the issues, which greatly facilitates the solution of the problems of our company.’ 

‘Michalis Pittakis is very professional. He suggests very good and non-standard solutions to the requests of clients.’ 

‘A talented and versatile team. Extremely knowledgeable and responsive. Impressive depth of experience and international reach by virtue of their inclusion in the Interlaw global network.’ 

‘Christodoulos Vassiliades is a legend in Cyprus and has invaluable insights, contacts, and experience. Sanela Trzin is an excellent lawyer – bright, responsive and a creative thinker.’ 

‘The Firm offers a reliable and prompt advice on corporate-related matters of Cypriot law. In working on joint mandates, we found it to be a very satisfactory value-for-money service.’ 

‘Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC is a team of professionals with a high level of practical experience and deep knowledge in the field of international corporate law

‘Koulla Demetriou, Katerina Berou and Suzana Foradari are recommended as highly professional with excellent understanding of all legal matters related to the day to day management and administration of a significant number of corporate clients from different jurisdictions.’ 

Maritime and admiralty Tier 2

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC fields a team, which provides a diverse range of advice to ship owners and ship management companies. Notable areas of expertise include vessel purchases and registrations, finance work and charter agreements; it also has considerable experience in yacht registrations in different jurisdictions. The names to note in this space are managing director Christodoulos G. Vassiliades and three advocates; Maria Alexandrou, Stelios Havatzias and Eleni Marinaki.

Practice head(s):

Maria Alexandrou; Eleni Marinaki; Stelios Havatzias

Intellectual property Tier 3

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC is a key name for international trade mark registrations. The team, which is led by Maria Kyriacou and Christodoulos G. Vassiliades, is also regularly instructed to produce due diligence reports on IP rights.

Practice head(s):

Maria H. Kyriacou; Christodoulos G. Vassiliades

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC acts for developers, private and international investors, lenders and underwriters on real estate mandates. The group primarily advises foreign clients on their real estate holdings in Cyprus. Other noteworthy areas of strength include corporate acquisitions of property holding companies and indirect real estate investments. Evangelia Tiki heads up the practice alongside Marianna Pavlides and Savvas Georgiou.

Practice head(s):

Marianna Pavlides; Savvas Georgiou; Evangelia Tiki


Good and professional approach to work, quick performance.’

The practice is organised and essential for getting tasks done, they are ask-focused people often adept at problem-solving, especially if the problem relates to the task. Process-focused skills tend to be about people, and about building rapport within the group and making it work cohesively and effectively. The biggest skill is the communication of the company and the team, and they provide working solution partners to their clients.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Led by Christodoulos Clerides, the litigation department at Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC represents clients in insurance, product liability, banking, and corporate disputes. Associate Maria Kamari is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Christodoulos Clerides


‘Christodoulos Clerides has deep rooted legal knowledge and specialism in relation to commercial law. Mr Clerides has built a strong team of lawyers around him, they work together in a cohesive unit bringing together a range of skills and experience.

‘Maria Kamari has tremendous attention to detail and is totally focused on deadlines.’ 

‘Christodoulos Clerides stands out due to his drive, determination and desire to achieve successful outcomes for his clients.’ 

Key clients

Neil Smith

Lyn Hill

Socrates Demetriou

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 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
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
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:

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.


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.


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.


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.