Mr Pambos Ioannides > Ioannides Demetriou LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus > Lawyer Profile

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

Head of Corporate

Position

Co-founder – Managing Director

Career

Pambos is a co-founding Partner/Managing Director of Ioannides Demetriou LLC. He has wide experience in all fields of commercial law, offering services to major corporate clients, local and international. He acts as legal advisor to semi-governmental organisations, banks, the Cyprus Stock Exchange, large construction and development/engineering companies, insurance companies, hoteliers and tourism companies, shipping, oil, estate, general trading companies and a plethora of other business concerns, both foreign and domestic.

He acts as leading counsel in major local and international commercial transactions, as well as in major court and arbitration cases. Pambos also acts as an arbitrator in international and local arbitrations. Furthermore, he advises international corporations and investors in utilising Cyprus corporate vehicles and investment opportunities.

As a Courtroom litigator Pambos has litigated some of the most legally demanding and factually complex corporate litigation disputes ever heard before the Cypriot Courts. He is adept at managing teams of lawyers handling complicated cases that involve tens of witnesses and hundreds of exhibits. He is highly experienced in the law surrounding interim proceedings and specialised applications of Certiorari before the Supreme Court.

Pambos’ expertise furthermore includes the drafting of a wide range of documents, e.g. statutory instruments pertaining to the structuring, administration and operation of semi-governmental organisations, including the Cyprus Stock Exchange, the Agricultural Payments Organisation, the Cyprus Ports Authority, the Scientific and Technical Chamber and the Central Bank of Cyprus; contract documentation in international transactions; tender and contract documents and studies for major infrastructure projects, including, inter alia, the ports and airports of Cyprus, tourism and development projects, shopping centres, highways, stock exchange; mergers and takeovers of banking institutions, insurance, tourism and other business concerns; joint venture of local and international corporations; syndicated loans and other banking/ financing/securities documentation; listings on the Cyprus Stock Exchange and finally corporate organisation documentation.

Pambos is a member of the board of directors of public and private companies. He is also the author of a variety of publications on Cyprus corporate and business laws, such as “Cyprus Corporate and Trust Law”, “Partnership Law of Cyprus”, “Directors Liabilities in respect of Prospectus”, “Cyprus Enterprises” and has given many lectures in seminars in Cyprus and abroad on public law subjects, corporate and business law. He is also an examiner for the Association Chartered Certified Accountants (Corporate and Business Law).

Languages

English, Greek

Memberships

Cyprus Bar Association

Education

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Law Faculty 

University College London (LL.M)

Lawyer Rankings

Cyprus > Banking and finance

The ‘excellent’ team at Ioannides Demetriou LLC is well-equipped to handle complex banking mandates and syndicated financings for clients such as Commerzbank and Mercuria Energy Group. Pambos Ioannides and Christina Ioannidou are recommended.

Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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Ioannides Demetriou LLC acts as legal advisers to the Electricity Authority of Cyprus and has been advising Eurobank Cyprus on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. Hermes Airports is another major client. Pambos Ioannides has ‘such vast experience that it usually means that he can answer even the most complex question quickly’; the ‘thorough’ Christina Ioannidou  ‘exceeds expectations’ and the ‘hardworking’ Katerina Hadjichristofi has ‘a deep understanding of complex legal and financial issues’. Andrew Demetriou and Zoe Christou are other key names.

Cyprus > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

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Ioannides Demetriou LLC  ‘hand picks high-quality lawyers’ and as a result is ‘able to provide a better quality service even on the high-level, voluminous and complex matters’. It is representing Paphos Sewerage Board in a dispute over the construction of the Paphos sewerage system. Andrew Demetriou is ‘a very astute lawyer’; Pambos Ioannides ‘performs exceptionally well in the courtroom’; and Christos Frakalas is ‘very efficient’.

Cyprus > EU and competition

The team at Ioannides Demetriou LLC is headed by Pambos Ioannides, Andrew Demetriou and Christina Ioannidou, who ‘clearly stand out as being capable of handling the most complicated competition cases’. Highlights included representing Cyprus Trading Corporation before the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition in relation to the proposed merger of one of its group companies with another entity. Hermes Airports is also a client.

Cyprus > Real estate and construction

Ioannides Demetriou LLC has ‘a very professional team that has an excellent reputation’. Andrew Demetriou is ‘extremely competent’ and Pambos Ioannides is ‘highly efficient’. The department advises Hermes Airports on various property matters.