Ioannides Demetriou is a full-service firm with offices in Nicosia and Limassol. The firm employees 19 legal professionals, seven of which are partners. It has international reach through its membership to legal alliances TerraLex, Meritas, LegaLink and Energy Law Group.
Focusses / specialisms
The firm is active banking and finance and M&A. It often advises as local counsel on cross border deals.
Some of the firm’s key clients include the Apollo Investment Fund and Hellas Direct Insurance.
Research period review: 31st edition (2020/2021)
Within the most recent research period, the firm worked on a lot of banking, M&A and restructuring matters. Most of the firm’s banking matters were corporate financing deals.
The M&A matters that the firm worked on varied from joint ventures to mergers and demergers. Insurance and banking and financial services were popular industries for the firm.
In restructuring, the firm represented mostly debtors.
Energy, especially oil & gas, was also a big industry for the firm, where it worked on several matters including security transfers.
Deal highlights: 31st edition (2020/2021)
Louis Plc €250 million restructuring
NK Shacolas Group €80 million restructuring
Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)
“Top team of expert lawyers. Best on the island.”
Financial services regulatory
“They provided us with an excellent analysis with all possible alternatives and impacts.”
“Great depth of knowledge and experience on all matters regarding Corporate Law. ‘Client first’ professional approach. Professional and quite friendly approach.”
“Incredible service as well as in depth knowledge. Elena is a consummate professional and is outstanding in terms of substantive knowledge and experience. The firm's nimble and responsive turnaround is excellent. We have recommended her in turn to many of our clients. She is a delight to deal with. Top marks.”
“Reliable, professional and extremely diligent team. In depth knowledge of our company's operations and the Energy sector.”
“Accessible, diligent, and dependable legal team. Very knowledgeable of the company's operations and workings and of the Energy industry as a whole. Responsive, high quality advice.”
“Excellent knowledge of Contract Law and Public Procurement Procedures followed by EAC.”
“Very knowledgeable and experience in their field of expertise, quick response to any requests and inquiries.”
“The firm has high quality of people up and down the organization. All are willing to go the extra mile in order to assist their client. The firm is characterized by its high level of services and responsiveness. In a nutshell the firm provides top-notch service.”
Restructuring and insolvency
“Detailed explanation of the subjects.”
“Excellent knowledge of legal/commercial issues, professionalism, prompt response and excellent cooperation.”
“Very informed on the law and our business, very quick response on our inquiries, provides innovation solutions to challenging tasks.”
“Christina provides the highest quality advice with a friendly touch. She deals with the complex business needs of our company with ease and is an extremely diligent negotiator.”
“Professional and approachable at the same time. Excellent country legal knowledge and ability.”
“Mr. Ioannides is respected as a trusted advisor at the highest levels of our business. We respect him for his invaluable experience and first-class advice. He understands our business needs and provides tailor-made solutions to legal issues we are facing. We value his in-depth knowledge as well as his commercial approach.”