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Athos Demetriou Associates LLC

Cyprus > Banking and finance Tier 3

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC is jointly led by Athos Demetriou and Anna Skouri; the talented team has an excellent reputation for handling complex local and international banking and finance matters. Asset financing transactions, anti-money laundering matters and debt restructuring mandates are key areas of instruction for the group, which regularly acts for local investment firms, international law firms and alternative investment funds. The firm has also been appointed by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission as the legal advisor to the Investors Compensation Fund.

Practice head(s):

Athos Demetriou; Anna Skouri

Other key lawyers:

Marilena Michaelidou


‘Athos and Anna are professional, prompt, kind and helpful. They provide fast returns and good work.’

Marilena Michaelidou and Anna Skouri – very responsive, great cooperation.’

‘Athos is knowledgeable, pragmatic and businesslike. He provides workable solutions that go beyond a simple ‘legal’ remit.’

‘The team possesses deep knowhow and expertise in banking and finance issues. They also possess a very good understanding of the business of various firms in the industry in a way which allows them to provide solutions appropriate for clients.’

‘Analytical and strategic thinking, attention to detail, understanding of risks and ability to provide solutions and identify issues. The managing partner Athos Demetriou exhibits innovation and creativity during the provision of legal services.’

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Asian Development Bank

Allen & Overy (Czech Republic) LLP

Allen & Overy (Warsaw) LLP

Asters Law

Electric Networks of Armenia CJSC

Mashav Energia

Elgan Automotive Group

Tech Con Group of Companies

K. Treppides & Co Ltd

FxPro Financial Services Ltd


Alter Domus Luxemburg

Allen & Overy (South Africa) LLP



Latomia Pharmakas PLC

International Finance Corporation

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Black Sea Trade & Development Bank

Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V.

Fameline Holding Group

Meteor Motortech Kereskedelmi Kft.

Automation Yeruham & co ltd

LBF Partners


Integrated Casino Resort Cyprus Limited


Work highlights

  • Engaged by the client to advise on an amendment to a EUR 470m credit facility between multiple entities.
  • Instructed by a client to act as Cypriot legal counsel to the International Finance Incorporation in relation to a loan facility transaction.
  • Acting as Cyprus legal advisors to the client in connection with a financing transaction of EUR25m.

Cyprus > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC handles a variety of complex domestic and international corporate and commercial transactions. Under the joint leadership of Athos Demetriou and Anna Skouri, the group is well versed in acting for multinational companies and leading Cypriot financial institutions in a range of corporate matters. The firm is also noted for its appointment by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission as legal advisor to the Investors Compensation Fund.

Practice head(s):

Athos Demetriou; Anna Skouri


‘The value of the team is in its people, who are available when needed, experienced and technically very competent. They are very approachable.’

‘The team is very strong. Athos Demetriou is excellent.’

‘The team has been involved in multiple M&A transactions and can help with complex issues arising while addressing such issues in legal agreements for the benefit of their clients. They are a go-to for commercial matters and for M&A deals.’

‘The team is very detailed and agile and is able to address the particularities of each project successfully.’

‘The individuals that we have worked with are very knowledgeable and have a business-oriented mindset that makes them able to address the particularities of each project successfully.’

‘Athos Demetriou Associates LLC offers clients high-end legal services. The firm has extensive experience in handling complex and sophisticated cases and transactions.’

‘Athos Demetriou and Anna Skouri stand high for their professional standards. The whole team has experience and expertise and is dedicated in providing high quality legal services.’

Key clients

FxPro Financial Services Ltd

BDO Ziv Haft

Alter Domus (Cyprus) Limited

Alter Domus Group

StoneX Group


Meteor Motortech KERESKEDELMI KFT.

Investors Compensation Fund (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission)

Tech-Con Group

Pelican Trading (London and Eastern LLP)

Ashtrom Group

Map S. Platis

Treppides Investments Limited

HLB (Cyprus) Limited

Permira (Guernsey) Limited

Engie UK & Ireland

Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus Limited

BNKPro Europe Ltd

MGL Wallet Ltd

Fameline Holding Group

Automation Yeruham & Co. Ltd

London & Eastern LLP

Etoro (Europe) Limited

Jefferies GmbH

J+A Philippou architects – engineers

Latomia Pharmakas PLC

IFCM Cyprus Limited

Mellius Group of Companies


Arvis Capital Limited

Inango Systems


Fiduserve Management Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted FxPro Group Limited with restructuring and reorganisation matters.
  • Assisted Alter Domus Group with restructuring and regulatory matters.
  • Acting as Cypriot legal counsel to the Tech Con Group of Companies on cross-border re-organisation and restructuring matters, as well as shareholder issues.

Cyprus > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Under the joint leadership of Athos Demetriou and George Ktorides, the excellent team at Athos Demetriou Associates LLC is increasingly active in a variety of complex domestic and international disputes for corporate and financial institutions. Ktorides has expertise in handling mediation and dispute resolution matters on behalf of prominent Cyprus investment firms, as well as providing specialist advice on regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Athos Demetriou; George Ktorides

Other key lawyers:

Marios Michael


‘Dispute resolution is very dependent on reliable and solid legal advice one can receive, alongside the effective involvement of a senior lawyer in negotiations who is able to achieve a deal. This is the core value added by Athos Demetriou Associates LLC.’

‘The team shall provide all necessary information and possibilities of success and failure on different scenarios in case the client wishes to pursue the dispute further.’

Excellent team members and excellent service. Athos Demetriou and Marios Michael are excellent professionals and well established in their practice and field.’

Athos Demetriou gives personal attention on all matters especially in the dispute resolution cases.’

‘We collaborated successfully with Athos Demetriou on a cross-border case. I was impressed with the professionalism of Mr. Demetriou and the team. I would emphasise an excellent grasp of legal concepts, litigation skills and the ability to implement a wide and creative perspective. Excellent team work and cooperation.’

‘Leadership and precision in advancing legal solutions. Inter-personal skills.’

‘The team is very detailed and agile and is able to address the particularities of each case successfully.’

‘The individuals that we have worked with are very knowledgeable with a multi-dimensional mindset that makes them able to address the particularities of each case successfully.’

Key clients

Autotechnica (cyprus) ltd

Alter Domus (cyprus) ltd

Arvis Capital ltd

Astrobank ltd

Banc de Binary ltd

Bitconvert ltd

Blossem Services limited

eToro Group ltd

F1markets ltd

Forextb ltd

Fxpro Financial Services ltd

HLB Cyprus ltd

Hoch Capital ltd

Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus ltd

Investor Compensation Fund (cysec)

J+A Philippou architects – engineers

K. Treppides & co ltd

Linkia Trust ltd

Magnum fx (cyprus) ltd

Mount nico corp. ltd

Nenel d.o.o. beograd

IOS investments ltd

Obr investments ltd

Resen Establishment ltd

Rodeler ltd

Royal Forex ltd

Trea Secretarial ltd

Utorg ou

Wadja Media ltd


Fiduserve Management Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for K. Treppides & Co Ltd in initiating and defending actions for and against various administrative receivership and insolvency/liquidation proceedings before the District Courts of Cyprus.
  • Instructed by Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus Ltd to handle matters relating to national and European betting law and regulations, prepare agreements with gaming affiliates and acting as their legal representatives in all matters relating either to civil or criminal actions.

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
Mergers and acquisitions
Immovable property
Financial services
Intellectual property
Number of lawyers : 9
Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association