Theo Demetriou > Ioannides Demetriou LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus > Lawyer Profile

Ioannides Demetriou LLC
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Theo is a Director and has been a member of the firm’s practise since 2012. Theo is part of the firm’s litigation department and his main areas of focus are Arbitration, Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Energy Law, Litigation, Public and Administrative Law and Real Estate and Construction.

Theo handles complex litigation spanning a broad range of subject matters. His practice focuses on high-stakes, complex commercial disputes, often of a multijurisdictional nature and usually coupled with an element of either securing or resting the issuance of interim measures. Theo has also litigated on behalf of foreign governments and has successfully represented the Attorney General of England and Wales as well as His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in disputes before the Cypriot Courts.

Having considerable experience in matters of construction claims and arbitration, he advises and litigates on behalf of some of the largest contractors in the country. He has handled numerous cases dealing with the standard form contracts used by the Cypriot construction industry, the FIDIC forms of contract and the government standard form construction contracts used in public works.

In relation to arbitration, both international and domestic, Theo has considerable experience in upholding or setting aside arbitral awards, as well as in relation to proceedings for enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

He also advises and litigates on behalf of some of the largest semi-public bodies in Cyprus, such as the Electricity Authority of Cyprus and the Open University of Cyprus. Theo has scored notable victories on behalf of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus in disputes concerning the application of the laws which regulate the Cypriot energy market. Due to his hands-on experience as a litigator and his knowledge of the legal framework surrounding semi-public bodies, he is adept at recognising the complicated relationship between public and private law.

Theo appears before both the District and Supreme Courts and also litigates before both domestic and international arbitral tribunals.

In relation to non-contentious advice, Theo opines for and advises a number of semi-public bodies in relation to both commercial matters as well as their administrative function.


English, Greek


Cyprus Bar Association

Barrister at Law, Member of Gray’s Inn

Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


The University of Manchester, LL.B

The College of Law, Bar Professional Training Course, Barrister at Law, Gray’s Inn

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

ADR Group Accredited Mediator

Lawyer Rankings

Cyprus > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Theo Demetriou – Ioannides Demetriou LLC

The team at Ioannides Demetriou LLC garners praise for its ‘unwavering commitment to putting the client first and the ability to navigate complex legal challenges efficiently and creatively‘. The group handles the full range of civil, public and administrative law litigation for major local and international clients; the practice has established expertise in international and local commercial litigation, banking, financial and other corporate disputes. Pambos Ioannides and Andrew Demetriou are ‘strategic thinkers, able to look ten steps ahead and plan to ensure the best results for the client.’ At a senior level, Christos Frakalas, Theo Demetriou and Demetris Kronides, along with Savvas Yiordamlis and Anna C. Christou, stand out as ‘very strong professionals‘.