Firm Profile > Athos Demetriou Associates LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC
THE RIVERSIDE FORUM
2A CHILONOS STREET, 2ND FLOOR
1101 NICOSIA
Cyprus

Banking and finance Tier 4

The bulk of Athos Demetriou Associates LLC’s work in banking and finance comes from international law firms, where it is instructed on the local law aspects of large transactions and project finance. Other areas of expertise include assisting local businesses with structuring, establishment, authorisations and licensing. Athos Demetriou and Anna Skouri jointly head the practice.

Key clients

FxPro Financial Services Ltd

BDO Ziv Haft

IFCM Cyprus Ltd

ALTER DOMUS (CYPRUS) LIMITED

K. Treppides &Co Ltd

Allen & Overy (Czech Republic) LLP

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston

Petersen

Mashav Energia

Mellius House of Companies

Urban View Development

Elgan Automotive Group

FPL & Associates

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC has considerable experience in representing financial services clients. Acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and dissolutions are key areas of strength in which the firm provides ‘uncompromising, practical and cost-effective services’. Practice heads Athos Demetriou - ‘a key player in the investment services sector' - and Anna Skouri - commended for being ‘helpful and knowledgeable’ - are two names of note.

Testimonials

The firm is very responsive, commercially-minded and are easy to work with. They provide excellent level of service and valuable assistance in M&A and corporate matters as well as regulatory matters.

Athos Demetriou is a key player in the investment services sector in Cyprus and he is very well regarded. He provides solid and high quality advice and does so promptly.

Anna Skouri is always helpful and knowledgeable.

They are committed to providing uncompromising, practical and cost-effective services, with personal approach, creativity and judgement maintaining high standards of professionalism.

Key clients

FxPro Financial Services Ltd

BDO Ziv Haft

IFCM Cyprus Ltd

ALTER DOMUS (CYPRUS) LIMITED

K. Treppides &Co Ltd

Allen & Overy (Czech Republic) LLP

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston

Petersen

Mashav Energia

Mellius House of Companies

Urban View Development

Motortech Holdings Limited

FPL & Associates

Investors Compensation Fund

Venture Smart Financial Group

MAP Platis

Rodeler Limited

The firm: Athos Demetriou Associates LLC is a full-service commercial law firm which provides professional advice of the highest standards to international and local clients. The team of lawyers have extensive experience in handling complex cases and transactions and can deliver efficient, effective and highly diversified advice in a number of areas.

The firm has strengthened its footprint in the Cypriot financial services market with the legal representation and counselling of a number of Cyprus investment firms and alternative investment funds and it is considered as being among the market leaders in the field. It has also strengthened its network of professionals with regards to commercial, corporate and M&A issues.

The firm takes pride in its strong reputation in the banking and finance, and commercial areas of practice with consecutive commendations in the fields while also offering an expanding litigation and dispute resolution practice.

In the years since its founding the firm has continuously grown, bringing together the expertise of highly experienced, motivated, ambitious and innovative lawyers and consultants and the skill of competent administrative personnel, reflecting the firm’s overall growth and expansion owed to the support and trust of its clients.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: the firm provides advice to multinational and domestic clients on complex assignments specialising in syndicated and non-syndicated bank financing as well as lending, restructuring and reorganisation. The firm regularly receives instructions and co-operation mandates from international law firms.

Financial services: the firm’s practice in the Cypriot financial services market is one of the largest, with many leading Cyprus investment firms and alternative investment funds trusting the firm for the deep market knowledge and experience of its team. The firm advises such investment firms on various corporate, transactional, regulatory and compliance matters. In addition, Athos Demetriou has represented a number of those clients before the courts and the regulator.

Commercial, corporate and M&A: the firm provides advice to multinational and domestic clients in all matters relating to corporate and commercial law, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments as well as commercial litigation. Anna Skouuri represents clients on matters relating to shareholders’ disputes, liquidation proceedings, cross-border transactions and derivative actions with an experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, asset financing transactions, debt restructuring and international trusts.

Litigation and dispute resolution: the firm has an expanding litigation and dispute resolution practice offering representation and advice in matters concerning disputes, litigation and arbitration processes in Cyprus at all stages and for a wide range of areas, including inter alia corporate, banking, construction and general civil and criminal litigation. George Ktorides represents and advises network investment firms in the resolution of disputes arising from client complaints and other regulatory matters.

Tax and international tax planning: the firm provides a wide range of domestic and international tax advice to companies and individuals including advice on the structuring and execution of transactions and strategic tax planning and advises domestic and international clients on using Cyprus companies and/or in doing business in or via Cyprus.

Trusts and estate planning: the firm advises high-net-worth individuals, families, private banks and trust companies on all aspects of Cyprus trust law, offering advice on taxation, estate planning needs, trust formation, and administration and offers trustee services and drafting of wills.

Real estate and immigration law: the firm offers services in all matters relating to real estate, immigration law, citizenship applications, immigration permits, permanent residence permits and employment permits including drafting and negotiating sale agreements and acquisition of property by non-EU citizens.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Corporate and commercial
Tax
Mergers and acquisitions
Trusts
Immovable property
Immigration
Financial services
Funds
Regulatory
Intellectual property
Litigation
Insolvency
Number of lawyers : 6
English
Greek
Russian
Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association