IOANNIDES DEMETRIOU LLC is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Nicosia and Limassol. The firm has a dynamic team dedicated to working for the fulfillment of the firm's mission, to provide its clients with the highest standard of legal services by giving sound, timely and practical advice in a cost-effective manner and to act at all times in strict accordance with the highest ethical standards of its profession.
IOANNIDES DEMETRIOU LLC is in a position to meet and exceed the expectations and demands placed upon it by the firm's enviable client base which includes, amongst others, governments, international and local banks, public bodies, semi-governmental organisations, public and private foundations, universities, international and local contractors and consultants, major international and local commercial enterprises, concession holders spanning all areas of commercial activity.
The firm's lawyers have acted as advocates in Cyprus' most high value and complex court cases and as legal advisers in some of Cyprus' biggest financial transactions.
IOANNIDES DEMETRIOU LLC have extensive expertise in all key sectors of the legal services market and lawyers who are highly respected by both the local and the international community.
IOANNIDES DEMETRIOU LLC are the longest standing ISO certified law firm in Cyprus, holding the ISO 9001:2008 Standard for advocacy, legal advisors and legal consultancy in all fields of the legal profession. They also ensure the continuing development of their professional staff through adherence to the Investors in People (IIP) Standard.
The above standards are central to the provision of high quality, responsive and client focused services to our clients.
Areas of Practice
The firm provides legal and advisory services to both public and private sector clients in the fields of litigation, dispute resolution, corporate law, banking, insurance, financing, mergers/acquisitions, taxation, energy, construction, competition, shipping, aviation law, litigation, ADR, BOT/PFI. Additionally, the firm's prominent position and high level of contacts built through the excellent reputation and expertise of its partners enables it to provide invaluable assistance in the fields of public and government affairs and government relations.
The firm's civil and administrative law litigation lawyers provide the full range of civil and public/administrative law litigation services. The litigation team is renowned for its expertise in the fields of both international and local commercial litigation, including banking, financial disputes and public and administrative law recourses before the courts of Cyprus and administrative organs such as tender review authorities and competition tribunals and the full range of arbitration and ADR services. The firm has been involved in many of the largest civil litigation suits heard in Cyprus and regularly represents foreign governments and private clients before the courts of Cyprus.
Commercial and Corporate Law
The firm provides the full range of commercial law services to local and international businesses in all aspects of their activities ranging from establishment, structuring and advice on a daily basis in commercial transactions. The firm's corporate lawyers handle, among other, corporate acquisitions, mergers, corporate finance agreements, corporate reorganisations and restructuring, corporate investigations, international corporate transactions, stock exchange listings and public offers.
Private Client Services
IOANNIDES DEMETRIOU LLC also offer private client services for high net worth individuals that add both security and value to the private client to a fully legitimate international legal environment.
The firm's tax professionals provide tax advisory services to both local and international clients in the areas of corporate and personal taxation, asset and wealth management, international tax and estate planning and Value Added Tax. In addition, they can assist with the provision of tax opinions, tax rulings, representations at the tax office as well as tax disputes and litigation in co-operation with our litigation department.
The firm offers fully fledged fiduciary services, which include corporate administration, accounting, tax/VAT compliance services and other related management services via its specialised wholly owned subsidiary Nobel Trust Ltd.
International Bar Association
Cyprus Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Institute of Directors
The firm is a member of the Terralex, Meritas and Legalink global legal networks. It is also a member of the European Energy Law Group (ELG). The combined strength of its local offices and the global networks with which it associates provide the firm with access to extensive resources in meeting its clients' needs in an efficient and effective manner.