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 30 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 employs approximately 218, with qualified lawyers, legal tax consultants, administrators and paralegals 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 which result in the creation of and assistance with high value deals.

Areas of practice

Corporate and commercial: incorporation and administration of companies in different jurisdictions, corporate reorganisation and restructuring, liquidations etc.

Commercial transactions: conducting and assisting with the drafting of unambiguous contracts as well as reviewing contracts.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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).

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial Christodoulos G Vassiliades
Corporate and commercial Koulla Demetriou
Corporate and commercial Michalis Pittakis
Corporate and commercial Louisa Massonidou
Commercial transactions Savvas Georgiou
Commercial transactions Maria H Kyriacou
M&A Christodoulos G Vassiliades
M&A Savvas Georgiou
M&A Koulla Demetriou
M&A Maria H Kyriacou
M&A Louisa Massonidou
M&A Michalis Pittakis
Intellectual property Ourania Vrondou
Intellectual property Maria Kyriacou
Tax and international tax planning Christodoulos G Vassiliades
Tax and international tax planning Koulla Demetriou
Tax and international tax planning Michalis Pittakis
Banking and private clients Michalis Pittakis
Trusts and estates Savvas Georgiou
Trusts and estates Koulla Demetriou
Shipping and maritime Maria Hadjivarnava
Litigation and dispute resolution Phivos Zomenis
Litigation and dispute resolution Christodoulos Clerides
Employment Stefania Hadjistefanou
Employment Christodoulos Clerides
Employment Phivos Zomenis
EU and competition Maria H Kyriacou
Property and real estate Marianna Pavlides
Property and real estate Savvas Georgiou
Immigration Marianna Pavlides
Financial services Michalis Pittakis
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Christodoulos G. Vassiliades  photo Mr Christodoulos G. Vassiliades
Ms Louisa Massonidou  photo Ms Louisa Massonidou
Ms Koulla Demetriou  photo Ms Koulla Demetriou
Mr Michalis Pittakis  photo Mr Michalis Pittakis
Mr Phivos Zomenis  photo Mr Phivos Zomenis
Mr Christodoulos Clerides  photo Mr Christodoulos Clerides
Number of lawyers : 81
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