Ioannides Demetriou LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus > Firm Profile

Ioannides Demetriou LLC
THE CITY HOUSE, 17-19 THEMISTOCLI DERVI STREET
NICOSIA 1066
Cyprus

Cyprus > Banking and finance Tier 1

Ioannides Demetriou LLC continues to act as the lead counsel to Cypriot and international banks on a wide range of complex finance transactions, and it also has a strong profile among semi-governmental organisations and large companies. In addition to undertaking transactional work, the 'highly efficient' team also handles a full array of regulatory and compliance matters. The group is jointly led by Pambos IoannidesChristina Ioannidou and newly-promoted partner Katerina Hadjichristofi. Hadjichristofi is known for her work on a range of financial services regulatory matters and is knowledgeable about other issues, such as those concerning collective investment schemes. The 'fast and efficient team' is 'willing to go the extra mile'.

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Testimonials

‘Ioannides Demetriou LLC has a strong banking and finance practice, advising financial institutions on a wide spectrum of legal matters. They provide excellent hands-on partner involvement with outstanding lawyers’ support.’

‘Katerina Hadjichristofi is an excellent corporate lawyer, very committed and approachable. Her advice is practical and sound.’

‘The team that handles our requests for advice is highly skilled and knowledgeable, and responds to our requests in a timely manner. Its advice is relevant and practical, enabling decision-making from our management. They are available whenever you ask to speak to them and eager to offer advice either by phone or in writing.’

‘Our collaboration so far has been excellent and no problems have been encountered. They are a customer-friendly law firm and they are highly professional and well experienced, solving our queries promptly and efficiently.’

‘They are highly professional, well experienced, keen to be of assistance, and give efficient and prompt solutions to our queries and problems. Their work reflects their in-depth expert knowledge and experience.’

‘We have been working with Mrs Katerina Hadjichristofi for the last six years, during which she has shown the ability to understand our requests and make sure the team delivers tasks on-time. She has proven to be an expert in the financial services sector and specifically the investment funds industry. Moreover, she is always easy to reach and capable of working to strict deadlines.’

‘Savvas Yiordamlis is always happy to assist us and has excellent knowledge of the legal framework. It is a pleasure working with him.’

‘The cooperation with Ioannides Demetriou LLC is, at all times, excellent. The service is rigorous and the associates are always eager to assist. Christina Ioannidou is a professional with in depth knowledge of the legal framework in banking, finance and corporate issues and with a pragmatic approach. Savvas Yiordamlis is always available to assist and work under tight deadlines, whilst delivering quality of work, whether this relates to court or out of court issues.’

Key clients

The Cyprus Stock Exchange

Eurobank Ergasias SA / Eurobank Cyprus Ltd

Hellenic Bank Public Co Ltd

VLPG Plant Ltd

Cybarco Development Ltd

Grant Thornton

Mercuria Energy Group

Apollo Global Equities Fund of Funds Vcic Plc

Louis Plc

ING Bank N.V.

CNP Assurance / CNP Cyprus Insurance Holdings Ltd

Bank of Cyprus Public Co., Ltd

Hellas Direct Insurance Ltd

NKS Shacolas Group

Hermes Airports Ltd

Tsokkos Group

Cyprus Organisation for Storage and Management of Oil Stocks

Work highlights

  • Acting as lead local counsel to Louis Plc, a leading tourism organisation in the Southern Mediterranean and advised on a successful restructuring of around €250m financing with local and international credit institutions.
  • Advising Cyprus Stock Exchange in relation to the co-operation structure with SIX SIX Switzerland and the joint venture relating to Athens Energy Stock Exchange.

Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Ioannides Demetriou LLC is lauded for its ‘very high levels of service and for its ability to provide solutions to complex issues’. The knowledgeable and very competent group generates mandates from large commercial enterprises, significant insurance companies and universities, as well as major semi-governmental organisations. In addition, it acts for numerous accounting firms and fiduciary service providers and its partners are frequently involved in drafting key primary and secondary legislation in this area. The group has experience of M&A, reorganisations, joint ventures, energy-related commercial transactions and tenders and contracts in connection with infrastructure projects. The heads of department are Pambos IoannidesAndrew DemetriouChristina Ioannidou and newly promoted partner Katerina Hadjichristofi . Zoe Christou is another key individual in the group, which garners praise for its responsiveness and for its in-depth knowledge – these are impressive’.

Testimonials

‘I had the pleasure to be attended by Ms Katerina Hadjichristofi, who is very competent and very attentive to our company’s legal needs and generally completes her tasks in a timely and accurate manner. She has shown that she has a commercial understanding of the financial services industry something which was useful in reviewing and drafting contracts of service to our company.’

‘The firm has an experienced, efficient, knowledgeable and dedicated team. They offer prompt response and high quality of work. Mrs. Katerina Hadjichristofi, director of the firm, is very knowledgeable and efficient.’

‘Having visited many law firms in Cyprus in order to choose which one to work with, I consider Ioannides Demetriou LLC the preferred choice and hence the best one. Not only are they extremely professional, but they sincerely took care of my interests by proposing the best and most economical solutions, and finally being able to deliver successfully in every single one. Their team was on time every time a deadline was set with continuous communication when needed. The billing was correct, and well elaborated. Our collaboration has been exemplary.’

‘Their team members work together to produce best results. Their billing was very fair and well-explained, and so there has never been any room for doubt. In every legal case or matter they handled for me, they served my interests, when sometimes this meant less potential legal fees for them. The team is honest, professional and highly competent. Due to this, they were able to build a trustworthy and honest business relationship. The partners I have worked with and they stand out are Mr. Andrew Demetriou, Mr. Pambos Ioannides and Mrs. Christina Ioannides. From the associates I worked with, the one that stands out is Mrs Zoe Christou.’

‘Pambos Ioannides – very astute and quick minded. To the point, huge experience. Christina Ioannidou – Very strong intellect, always accessible and quick to respond, down to earth advice.’

‘The firm is characterised by its high level of services and responsiveness. The calibre of the partners and directors of the firm stands out. It is a trustworthy firm having the power to deliver results with professionalism, integrity and efficiency. Mr Pambos Ioannides and Christina Ioannidou are remarkable professionals with incredible depth of experience and intellect who understand our business needs. The individuals from the firm we work with stand out as they provide high quality practical and innovative advice. They are always available to assist with urgent matters.’

‘The firm’s client service is excellent – very responsive and available/interested to discuss and understand the nature of our business or our point of view. The partners and the associates are experienced, knowledgeable and well respected in Cyprus. Communication is facilitated with quick, direct and clear substantiated responses. The partners and the associates are experienced, knowledgeable and well respected in Cyprus. Always easy to assess them and discuss matters with them.’

‘The team is highly motivated, competent and pragmatic; Swiftness in responding. Andrew Demetriou: very proactive and is on top of every issue and case no matter the complexity.’

Key clients

Cyprus Stock Exchange

Cyprus Health Insurance Organisation

NKS Shacolas Group

Hermes Airports Ltd

Louis Group

Petrolina Holdings Public Co Ltd

VLPG Plant Ltd

Archbishopric of Cyprus

Electricity Authority of Cyprus

Frederick University

Cybarco Development Ltd

Cyprus Agricultural Payments Organisation

CNP Cyprus Insurance Holdings Ltd

HD Insurance Ltd

Eurosure Insurance Company Ltd

European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education

Cosmos Insurance Public Company Limited

Eurobank Ergasias SA / Eurobank Cyprus Ltd

Hellenic Bank Public Co Ltd

Grant Thornton

Mercuria Energy Group

Apollo Global Equities Fund of Funds Vcic Plc

ING Bank NV

Bank of Cyprus Public Co Ltd

Hellas Insurance Ltd

Tsokkos Group

Cyprus Organisation for Storage and Management of Oil Stocks

Work highlights

  • Advised and continue to advise a consortium of local and international investors in relation to the submission of the tender for the construction and operation of the two airports of the Republic under a 25-year concession by the Government of the Cyprus Airports.
  • Acting as legal advisors to Petrolina, the leading Cyprus petroleum company in the country, advising in relation to all matters pertaining to their operations including joint venture for the purpose of  the construction of new LPG storage facilities, and handling corporate/commercia/competition and financing matters.
  • Acting as Cyprus counsel to G4S Plc in relation to the reorganisation and sale of the cash business of G4S Plc to Brink’s Company, the value of which exceed €800m.

Cyprus > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Ioannides Demetriou LLC‘s team is ‘very knowledgeable, experienced and responsive’. It is renowned for its expertise in both international and local commercial litigation, banking, financial and corporate disputes, in addition to public and administrative law cases. It also assists clients with disputes before the Tender Review Authority and the Committee for the Protection of Competition. In addition, the versatile group provides the full range of arbitration and ADR services. Major clients include foreign governments and private clients. Key members of the team are Pambos Ioannides, Andrew Demetriou and Christos Frakalas . Other prominent members of the team ‘who work together to produce the best results for the client’ are Theo DemetriouDemetris Kronides and Savvas Yiordamlis.

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Testimonials

‘The uniqueness of Mr Andrew Demetriou comes from his deep knowledge on the matter of dispute resolution and his ability to substantiate all of his thoughts and ideas during any conversation with his client.’

‘I work predominantly with Andrew Demetriou, Theo Demetriou and Christos Frakalas. Andrew is the name in the dispute resolution team in Cyprus who delivers very practical advice on the basis of very deep knowledge of Cyprus law and his experience. Theo is a younger generation partner being proactive and very responsive. Chris is a lawyer who always understands your needs. You would always wish to retain this kind of a lawyer.’

‘The team is very responsive, they put a lot of effort into servicing their clients and offering high quality legal advice. The individuals who I am working with are always on top of things, they are always available no matter what the time is and the fees they charge are reasonable and reflect the hours that they dedicate.’

‘Not only are they extremely professional, but they sincerely took care of my interests by proposing the best and most economical solutions, and finally being able to deliver successfully in every single one. The team was on time every time a deadline was set with continuous communication when needed. The billing was correct, and well elaborated. Our collaboration has been exemplary.’

‘ They are a customer friendly law firm and they are highly professional and well experienced solving our queries promptly and efficiently. They are highly professional, well experienced, keen to be of any assistance, and give efficient and prompt solutions to our queries and problems. Their work reflects their in-depth expert knowledge and experience.’

‘The firm is characterised by its high level of services and responsiveness. The calibre of the partners and directors of the firm stands out. It is a trustworthy firm having the ability to deliver results with professionalism, integrity and efficiency. Mr Pambos Ioannides is a remarkable professional with an incredible depth of experience and intellect who understands our business needs. He provides high quality practical and innovative advice and is always available to assist in urgent matters.’

‘Our firm has a long-standing relationship with Ioannides Demetriou, who handled litigation issues in Cyprus. Andrew Demetriou and Demetris Kronides are business-oriented attorneys with exceptional negotiating and analytical skills.’

‘Savvas Yiordamlis is an outstanding lawyer. He is always very thorough in analysing the law, the legal procedure and the options available and the best course of action. He works extremely hard and with diligence in achieving the desired result for the client and is always prompt in addressing all issues within deadlines. A humane and creative way of thinking is what makes the individuals stand out.’

Key clients

Ilyashev & Partners

KInstellar law firm

Cosmos Insurance Company Public Limited

Electricity Authority of Cyprus

Hermes Airports Ltd

NKS Shacolas Group

Petrolina Holdings Public Co Ltd

CNP Cyprus Insurance Holdings Ltd

Lois Builders Ltd

Cybarco Ltd

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Medcon Constructions Ltd

Eurobank Cyprus Ltd

Hellenic Bank Public Co Ltd

Paphos Sewerage Board

Rosinka Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Nicos K. Shacolas on a dispute resolution claim for debt, acting for defendant in the retrial of a 1976 action before Nicosia District Court after having successfully defended the defendant at the first hearing in 1999-2002 (over 300 sittings). The retrial of the case (which is the oldest running case in Cyprus) took over 80 sittings between January 2019 and August 2020 and resulted in the rejection of the plaintiff’s claim in its entirety.
  • Advised in the Providencia Case – Alexander Zakharov, Vradimir Zakharov, Armen Davidyan –  a very high-profile case frequently referred to in the local newspapers, concerning disputes and court proceedings on trusts/finance and corporate matters relating to properties mainly consisting of high value estate development in Moscow.
  • Acting for Petrolina Holdings Public Ltd in a recourse filed before the Administrative Court challenging a decision of the Committee for the Protection of Competition taken in 2017, whereby the company was found in breach of the Competition Rules and a fine of £4m was imposed on it. Very interesting case from a legal point of view, touching upon the Committee’s power to carry out investigations for possible violation of the law.

Cyprus > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Ioannides Demetriou LLC is well-regarded for its work in the property sector, with notable strengths in PPP, development and infrastructure projects, as well as project finance transactions. The department, which is jointly led by Pambos Ioannides and Andrew Demetriou, acts for international and local banks, public bodies and semi-governmental organisations, public and private foundations, among others. Christos Frakalas is active in contentious matters. Theo Demetriou made partner.

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Testimonials

‘This practice is unique due to its expertise and specialisation in the sectors it deals with, which is one of its strengths as it allows clients to be confident about the service they receive. Clients also have direct communication with the firm regarding their cases. What makes the firm’s individuals stand out is their in-depth knowledge and continuous studying of the matters they deal with, as well as their ability to provide immediate service to clients.’

‘I have worked with Ioannides Demetriou LLC in construction claims. They offer unparalleled experience in that field and they are by far the best on the island. They are organised, with an efficient method of work (quick responses, initiative on advice, arrangement of meetings etc), which sets them apart. Professional and capable.’

‘The partner in charge of the construction law department is vastly experienced, quick in his replies and always on the front foot. Hugely helpful for any contractor or client. Always available on the phone and/or text messages. His active presence is very helpful in a field of work where quick responses/reactions are of the essence.’

‘Fast and effective.’

‘This practice provides expert advice in diversified fields, and in particular, contract law and construction claims. Andrew Demetriou – his in-depth knowledge of the subject matter he is dealing with is exceptional. He is diligent, meticulous and straightforward.’

Key clients

IT Quarter Ltd

Cyprus Housing Finance Association

A. Tsokkos Hotel Public Ltd

Woolworth (Cyprus) Properties Public Ltd

Elite Constructions Ltd

Nicodemou & Gavrias Construction Company Ltd

Electricity Authority of Cyprus

NKS Shacolas Group

Lois Builders Ltd

Medcon Constructions Ltd

Miltiades Neophytou Civil Engineering Contractors & Developers Ltd

Paphos Sewerage Board

Medcon & DB Technologies JV

Work highlights

  • Provided legal advice to IT Quarter Ltd during the negotiation process and contract conclusion for the purchase of a number of immovable properties for a total price of over €32m.
  • Provided legal advice to the Electricity Authority of Cyprus regarding the compulsory land acquisition for the construction of a major electricity sub-station; representing the Authority in over 80 ongoing court cases for compensation claimed in respect of power transmission pylons on land.
  • Advising/drafting development and sale contracts for NK Shacolas Holdings Ltd; advising and revising restructuring/debt for assets transactions with banks and development and sale contracts, banking/financing, restructuring/debt for assets transactions.

Cyprus > EU and competition Tier 2

Ioannides Demetriou LLC advises a wide range of major local and international clients, include semi-governmental organisations, public and private foundations, universities and various commercial enterprises and companies. The department is led by Pambos Ioannides, Andrew Demetriou and Christina Ioannidou. It has experience of representing clients in various complaints that have been filed against them and in investigations that have been initiated by the CPC for alleged abuses of dominance. The practice also advises on EU and competition issues arising from various transactions.

Testimonials

‘This practice is unique as it offers in-depth and well supported legal opinions within the agreed deadlines on which the client feels very safe to rely on. It has kept abreast with all modern challenges, mainly in the technology aspect, and its clients should expect exceptional quality.’

‘At all stages, Mr. Ioannides sought all necessary industry specific information and commercial knowledge which helped him prepare the case in the most efficient way. The outcome of the case by the High Court was successful for our side.’

‘Fast and well-researched responses. Most individuals working at this firm are well educated and trained for their jobs.’

‘The firm is characterised by its high level of services and responsiveness. The calibre of the partners and directors of the firm stands out. It is a trustworthy firm having the ability to deliver results with professionalism, integrity and efficiency.’

‘Mr Pambos Ioannides and Christina Ioannidou are remarkable professionals with incredible depth of experience and intellect who understand our business needs. The individuals from the firm we work with stand out as they provide high quality practical and innovative advice. They are always available to assist in urgent matters.’

Key clients

European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education

Petrolina Holdings Public Co Ltd

Hermes Airports Ltd

Electricity Authority of Cyprus

Cyprus Trading Corporation PLC

Argosy Trading Company Ltd

VLPG Plant Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising the European Agency and Ministry of Education on the contemplated restructuring of the primary and secondary education system of the country, including drafting of a new bill intended to repeal the current legislative framework.
  • Advising the leading petroleum/LPG trading companies in the country on the creation of a JV for the purpose of constructing new LPG facilities and obtaining clearance from the competition authorities accordingly.
  • Advising KODAP (the Cyprus Organisation for the Storage and Management of Oil Stocks) on the obtaining of a €35m loan from EIB for the construction of own storage facilities.

The firm: Ioannides Demetriou LLC is a top-ranked, full-service commercial law firm at the forefront of the Cypriot legal services market. The firm has lawyers recognised as leading individuals in their chosen fields.

The corporate law team has unrivaled experience and has advised on some of Cyprus’ largest business deals to date.

Its lawyers are purebred litigators who advocate some of the most complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes heard before the Cypriot courts.

It acts as counsel to the largest private and public entities in Cyprus, including the Cyprus government.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC’s domestic client base includes some of the island’s largest corporations which operate and conduct business in all areas of the commercial spectrum, public and semi – public bodies, local banks, trade unions, public and private foundations, universities, the largest building contractors on the island, government concessionary holders and a host of local commercial enterprises considered leaders in their fields. The government of the Republic of Cyprus entrusts the firm’s lawyers to advise on international contracts, sit as arbitrators in disputes involving local government contracts and to head public enquiries.

The foreign client base is equally enviable. Many of the largest and most reputable international law firms choose Ioannides Demetriou LLC as their preferred firm to work with in Cyprus. Its foreign client base includes foreign governments, multinationals, large corporations and private individuals conducting business in multiple jurisdictions. It routinely handles high value international corporate disputes that contain a Cypriot element as well as enforcement proceedings in relation to foreign arbitral awards.

Due to the demands of the client base, which conducts business both domestically and internationally, it understands and places great emphasis on the need to foster strong and longstanding links with the world’s leading law firms. These range from the largest international law firms to independent law firms. These firms may differ in size but they share their commitment to quality, client care and the need to act in accordance to the highest ethical standards of the legal profession at all times.

The firm’s lawyers are members of the International Bar Association, the Cyprus Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Institute of Directors. A number of their lawyers are qualified arbitrators, mediators and insolvency practitioners.

The firm works to strict quality control standards, evidenced by the fact it is the longest standing ISO certified law firm in Cyprus, holding the ISO 9001:2015 Standard for advocacy, legal advisors and legal consultancy in all fields of the legal profession.

There are established teams containing lawyers of all ranks, from Directors to Associates. This allows the firm to work in an effective and cost-efficient manner for the benefit of its clients.

The approach to billing is flexible and totally transparent. Time spent on a case is meticulously recorded and clients have access to their time records upon demand. In many instances these accompany their invoices.

DNA: The firm’s “DNA” is a set of principles which form the basis of what it does and explains why it does it.

The firm goes deeper than providing the highest quality of legal services as it already take this as a given.

These principles are what the firm stands for, not only as Ioannides Demetriou LLC but also as individuals.

The DNA is made up of the following principles:

  • To work with tenacity in getting results and to add value to its client’s business
  • To be for the clients a sword as well as a shield and to afford them the confidence that comes with correct legal advice
  • To amass knowledge and know-how and share it with clients
  • To act with integrity in all dealings and to steer away from situations which may lead it to compromise its sense of morality and fairness
  • To maintain a business model which is profitable, sustainable and which is capable of providing an exciting and fulfilling career
  • To find and develop talent and to create a working environment in which talent is rewarded
  • To use technology to increase efficiency
  • To avoid remaining static

Areas of practice: The firm provides legal and advisory services to both public and private sector clients in the fields of litigation, dispute resolution, corporate law, banking, insurance, financing, mergers/acquisitions, taxation, energy, construction, competition, shipping, aviation law, litigation, ADR, BOT/PFI. Additionally, the firm’s prominent position and high level of contacts built through the excellent reputation and expertise of its partners enables it to provide invaluable assistance in the fields of public and government affairs and government relations.

Litigation/ADR: The firm’s civil and administrative law litigation lawyers provide the full range of civil and public/administrative law litigation services. The litigation team is renowned for its expertise in the fields of both international and local commercial litigation, including banking, financial disputes and public and administrative law recourses before the courts of Cyprus and administrative organs such as tender review authorities and competition tribunals and the full range of arbitration and ADR services. The firm has been involved in many of the largest civil litigation suits heard in Cyprus and regularly represents foreign governments and private clients before the courts of Cyprus.

Commercial and corporate law: The firm provides the full range of commercial law services to local and international businesses in all aspects of their activities ranging from establishment, structuring and advice on a daily basis in commercial transactions. The firm’s corporate lawyers handle, among others, corporate acquisitions, mergers, corporate finance agreements, corporate reorganisations and restructuring, corporate investigations, international corporate transactions, stock exchange listings and public offerings.

Private client services: Ioannides Demetriou LLC also offers private client services for high-net-worth individuals which adds both security and value to the private client to a fully legitimate international legal environment.

Tax advisory: The firm’s tax professionals provide tax advisory services to both local and international clients in the areas of corporate and personal taxation, asset and wealth management, international tax and estate planning and Value Added Tax. In addition, they can assist with the provision of tax opinions, tax rulings, representations at the tax office as well as tax disputes and litigation in co-operation with our litigation department.

Fiduciary services: The firm offers fully fledged fiduciary services, which include corporate administration, accounting, tax/VAT compliance services and other related management services via its specialised wholly owned subsidiary Nobel Trust Ltd.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Arbitration Andrew Demetrioua.demetriou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Arbitration Pambos Ioannidesp.ioannides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Arbitration Theo Demetriout.demetriou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Banking Pambos Ioannidesp.ioannides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Banking Christina Ioannidouc.ioannidou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
BOT/PFI/privatisation projects Pambos Ioannidesp.ioannides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
BOT/PFI/privatisation projects Andrew Demetrioua.demetriou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Competition Andrew Demetrioua.demetriou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Competition Pambos Ioannidesp.ioannides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Construction Andrew Demetrioua.demetriou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Construction Pambos Ioannidesp.ioannides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Corporate/commercial Pambos Ioannidesp.ioannides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Corporate/commercial Christina Ioannidouc.ioannidou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Energy and natural resources Andrew Demetrioua.demetriou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Energy and natural resources Kalia Stivarouk.stivarou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
International business corporations Christina Ioannidouc.ioannidou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
International business corporations Nayia Morphin.morphi@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Intellectual property Zoe Christouz.christou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Litigation Pambos Ioannidesp.ioannides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Litigation Andrew Demetrioua.demetriou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Litigation Christos Frakalasc.frakalas@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Litigation Christina Ioannidouc.ioannidou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Litigation Demetris Kronidesd.kronides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Litigation Andreas Apostolidesa.apostolides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Litigation Savvas Yiordamliss.yiordamlis@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Litigation Theo Demetriout.demetriou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Litigation Anna Christoua.christou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Mergers and acquisitions Pambos Ioannidesp.ioannides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Mergers and acquisitions Christina Ioannidouc.ioannidou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Mergers and acquisitions Katerina Hadjichristophik.hadjichristofi@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Public/administrative Kalia Stivarouk.stivarou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Public/administrative Anna Christoua.christou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Tax advisory services Nayia Morphin.morphi@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Tax advisory services Evangelia Christoue.christou@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
Labour Demetris Kronidesd.kronides@idlaw.com.cy+357 22022999
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Theo Demetriou  photo Mr Theo Demetriou Senior Associate
Mrs Christiana Konteati  photo Mrs Christiana Konteati Senior Associate
Mr Christos Kyprianou  photo Mr Christos Kyprianou Senior Associate
Mrs Kalia Stivarou  photo Mrs Kalia Stivarou Senior Associate
Number of lawyers : 26
English
French
Greek
Turkish
Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Institute of Directors
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Contacts : Andrew Demetriou (managing director)
Contacts : Christina Ioannidou (director)
Other office : Limassol

Ioannides Demetriou LLC values diversity in all its aspects. We continuously increase the diversity of individuals in our working environment to the fullest possible extent. We strive to hire the best talents from different backgrounds and educational systems, with different cognitive styles and personalities and welcome people of various cultural, professional and geographical experiences regardless of race, nationality, colour, disability, sexual orientation and without any prejudice.

69% of our employees are women while 58% of lawyers at all levels are also women. The average age of all staff is 42 while the percentage of staff that is under 35 years of age is 42%.

At Ioannides Demetriou LLC, we respect and support each employee as a unique personality. We work together with each member of our team irrespective of status or position to help them attain both their personal and our firm’s goals. As a consequence, we are able to develop people with strong individual independence and professionalism, who, at the same time, are also dedicated team players who pursue the interests of the firm’s clients with total dedication.

Commitment to Our Communities

Our commitment to our community begins inside our own home; as we strongly support continuous improvement, we frequently sponsor our members’ educational endeavours, be it seminars, courses or university degrees. An integral part of this practice is the implementation of the latest technologies wherever and whenever possible, accompanied by the provision of relevant training to all our members.

Stepping outside, we start with the simple things, like supporting local companies for the materials and/or services we use for our daily operation, recycling whatever can be recycled.

Our activities embrace international organisations of enlightened thinking and the Arts. We are the private partner of Creative Commons for Cyprus. Every year we offer Law students the opportunity to acquire practical experience in the legal field through internship programs, enabling them to gain hands-on experience in many aspects of the legal profession and equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge for their future careers. Our doors are also open for secondary education pupils who wish to get to know the legal profession in order to decide on their future.

Through participation in events and systematic donations, we support a number of charitable organizations, mainly anti-cancer associations, orphanages and charities for children, as well as the Red Cross Society. We also support sports through sponsorships, including particular underfunded athletic and regional football clubs, as well as various educational institutions.

We provide Pro Bono legal services to charities and workers’ welfare trusts, as well as in cases relating to family matters and to the protection and promotion of artists and the arts.


CLIENT: Constantia Zacharia, Senior Legal Advisor |Legal Services
COMPANY/FIRM: Εurobank Cyprus Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: “The services of the firm have been utilized since 2007 in the area of banking and financial services, in corporate and litigation. It strives to provide high quality of service.  […] the turnaround is impressive.  The firm comprises of associates with a practical and sophisticated approach on the enquiry. Christina Ioannidou is an outstanding professional with in-depth knowledge and excellent understanding of the needs of the client.  Christina is responsive and provides clear commercial advice. Savvas Yiordamlis is always available to assist and rigorous in his approach.  Savvas also has extensive expertise in litigation and is very professional.”


CLIENT: Konstantinos Xanthis, Head Wealth Management Operations
COMPANY/FIRM: Eurobank Cyprus Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: [We have been working with the firm for “o]ver 5 years [regarding] Investment Fund Services, Depositary/Custody/Paying Agent Services… Overall the level service is very good, in terms of response time, understanding business & regulatory framework and advising. Good value for money.” [We have cooperated with] “Mrs. Katerina Hadjichristofi / responsive and knowledgeable with business acumen.” [The firm “r]anks amongst the highest performers.”


CLIENT: Asaad George Younis
COMPANY/FIRM: D.G. Jones & Partners (Middle East) Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: [We are using the firm for] “company secretary [services] and general administrative / legal advice.” [The firm has a] “very high level of expertise. Andrew Demetriou [has] vast experience and breadth of knowledge. We have limited interaction with other legal firms but have no reservations continuing with this company.”


CLIENT: Angeliki Frangou, Head of Central Depository / Registry
COMPANY/FIRM: Cyprus Stock Exchange
TESTIMONIAL: “We instruct the firm on quite a few areas including litigation, drafting, consultation on major agreements and contracts but a very important part is legal advice on various areas such as Stock Exchange / Securities legislation, Companies Law, Administrative Law, Public Procurements Law. The level of service is excellent. The firm has an excellent knowledge of all the areas which are mentioned above and has provided sound legal advice to the CSE consistently throughout the years. We single out Pambos Ioannides, Anna Christou, Christina Ioannides. Excellent level of professionalism, and legal expertise.”


CLIENT: Leonidas Koufopavlou
COMPANY/FIRM: Senior Instructor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, European University Cyprus
TESTIMONIAL: We have been cooperating with the firm for “about 2 years. We are fully satisfied with the firm’s services. We single out Demetris Kronides. The firm is better than others that we have used in the past.”


CLIENT: Vasilis Patsalides
COMPANY/FIRM: Michalis Avraam & Partners Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: “We have been working with this firm for a number of years mainly in civil litigation, contract law and land law. Overall, we are very satisfied with the service we receive. All tasks are resolved in a timely manner, their teams possess substantial knowledge and experience on their fields, and the advice we receive is always well substantiated and in-depth. We mostly work with Andrew Demetriou, who has a passion for the job, great communication skills, in-depth knowledge of the law, creativity and solid judgement. We rank this firm among the top in their field in Cyprus.”


CLIENT: Valentini Ioannou, Senior Legal Advisor
COMPANY/FIRM: Hermes Airports Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: “It is apparent that the client comes first for the firm. Savvas Yiordamlis is always available to assist and work under tight deadlines, whilst delivering quality of work. He is always very thorough and works extremely hard and with diligence in achieving the desired result. Mr. Pambos Ioannides is a remarkable professional. We respect him for his in-depth knowledge, experience and first-class advice. He is very pragmatic, reliable and precise in his assistance. Mr Ioannides’ experience is invaluable to us who need someone to provide expertise and guidance in areas where the administrative and legal issues are overwhelming.”


CLIENT:
COMPANY/FIRM: Medcon Construction Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: “We have been [the firm’s] clients for over 25 years.  Several legal cases and constructions claims have been handled by [the] office. Very good knowledge of construction industry, high quality advice. [We single out] Mr. A. Demetriou: excellent knowledge of law and contractual matters, outstanding handling of cases, managing meetings and negotiations, highly respected dependable professional.”