Firm Profile > Athos Demetriou Associates LLC > Nicosia, Cyprus

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC

Banking and finance Tier 4

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC frequently works with international law firms, advising on local law aspects of large transactions and various project financing matters. It regularly advises domestic and international banks and financial institutions, borrowers, lenders and investors on debt financing and refinancing, securities, and other regulatory matters. Athos Demetriou and Anna Skouri lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Athos Demetriou; Anna Skouri


‘Anna Skouri – goal-oriented and practical approach towards problem solution’.


Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Allen & Overy (Czech Republic) LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

IFCM Cyprus Ltd

Mashav Energia

Elgan Automotive Group

K. Treppides & Co Ltd

FxPro Financial Services Ltd


Allen & Overy (South Africa) LLP


Allen & Overy (Warsaw) LLP

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Athos Demetriou Associates LLC has a proven track record of working on several complex M&A deals and remains a firm of choice for some international law firms. It has established an excellent relationship with various multinational companies, local and international banks and other financial institutions. The group has also been busy advising on other areas such as joint venture and partnership agreements and on the establishment of investment funds. Anna Skouri and Athos Demetriou lead the 'very responsive' team.

Practice head(s):

Athos Demetriou; Anna Skouri


‘The team is close to the client and provides alternative solutions to issues. Guidance to the client for the best solution is a priority. The lawyers care about their clients and they are always available’.

‘The team was well connected and respected in the Cyprus Financial Services market. Athos Demetriou is well connected and respected in the Cyprus Financial Services market and was a pleasure to deal with’.

‘The team is well-versed in all aspects of commercial and corporate matters and offers a significantly high level of service in terms of response times, business knowledge, appropriateness of advice and value for money. Excellent communication, speed and real team work. The lawyers provide an excellent level of service and valuable assistance in M&A and corporate matters as well as regulatory matters’.

‘Athos Demetriou is the leading lawyer in the Financial Services sector in Cyprus. He provides solid and high quality advice and does so promptly’.

The lawyers are quick, knowledgeable, easily contacted, out-of-the-box thinking’.

‘Athos Demetriou is an exceptionally good lawyer with an excellent knowledge of Cypriot and European (case) law. He is highly respected in the courts’.

‘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 is dedicated to providing high-quality legal services. They have the experience and they pay attention to detail’.

Key clients

FxPro Financial Services Ltd

BDO Ziv Haft


Clifford Chance LLP

Mashav Energia

Urban View Development

Motortech Holdings Limited

Investors Compensation Fund (CySEC)

MAP Platis


Gain Capital Group



Cyta Employees Pension Fund

Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus Limited


Hoch Capital Ltd

Rodeler Ltd


Magnum FX (Cyprus) Ltd

Linkia Trust Ltd

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 : 6
Cyprus Bar Association
International Bar Association