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Awards and Recognitions

 

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC is internationally acknowledged as one of the leading law firms on the island and is viewed as a pioneer in the concept of offering comprehensive services to all of its clients, both within and across international borders.

2017

LEGAL 500

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Recognition from Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa – 2017

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC’s ‘fast team produces work of excellent quality in a cost-effective way’. It advised one of the biggest commercial and real estate development companies in Russia on a major restructuring within the group. The ‘outstandingChristodoulos Vassiliades, the ‘exceptionalKoulla Demetriou and the ‘knowledgeable’. Michalis Pittakis are recommended.

Dispute resolution

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC assisted a Cypriot bank in reaching a settlement with a group of companies that had defaulted on their loans. Christodoulos Clerides is a name to note.

Intellectual property

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC has a ‘responsive and helpful team’. Clients include The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts. Ourania Vrondou left the firm.

Maritime and admiralty

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC’s ‘thorough and experienced’ team provides a full range of legal services to shipowners and ship management companies, as well as serving as registrar of Belize-flagged vessels. Highlights included advising Maritime Bank on taking security over various Cyprus registered vessels. The ‘highly efficient and methodical’ Maria Hajivarnava heads the practice.

Real estate and construction

 Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC has been acting for some wealthy international clients concerning their real estate holdings. Advocate Savvas Georgiou is ‘knowledgeable and responsive’.

 

2016

LEGAL 500

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Recognition from Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa – 2016

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC’s services are ‘prompt, professional and of a very high level’. The group has been variously advising on restructuring and development matters pertaining to an international airport and a large hotel complex. It also assisted a bank with the €95m sale of its stake in a high-end hotel in Bucharest. Managing partner Christodoulos Vassiliades and head of corporate Koulla Demetriou are recommended.

Dispute resolution

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC successfully settled a case for 450 British citizens in a dispute pertaining to loans in Swiss Francs. Other work included representing a major Japanese corporation in respect of a worldwide freezing injunction valued at €65m. Christodoulos Clerides is the key figure.

Intellectual property

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC is distinguished for ‘its high level of professionalism, business acumen, appropriateness of advice and value for money’. The practice provides a comprehensive IP service. Ourania Vrondou heads the practice, which acts for clients such as The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (EKATE).

Maritime and admiralty

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC’s team recently assisted a Cypriot shipowner with re-registering two Russian vessels under the Cyprus flag. Other work included advising on the bareboat chartering and parallel-out registration of nine bulk oil barges. It has experience in ship or yacht finance, as well as purchase or saleMaria Hajivarnava heads the practice.

Real estate and construction

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC acts for local and international corporate clients on a wide range of real estate matters. Savvas Georgiou heads the team.

 

CHAMBERS & PARTNERS

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Recognition by Chambers and Partners in ‘Band 2’ for Private Wealth Law for 2016 and listed us as the World Leading High Net Worth Advisers for 2016

Noted by sources for “providing good services in private client law and litigation,” Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. provides legal services out of locations in Nicosia and Limassol in addition to six affiliated offices in Moscow and Budapest, among others.

The firm is seen as a destination for international private wealth work, with sources highlighting its “rather impressive clientele when it comes to high net worth individuals, and long experience on the Russian market.” The trusts and estates team is experienced in the creation of Cyprus International Trusts for the purpose of wealth structuring, and also assists in matters of estate planning such as the preparation of wills and trust deeds. The firm’s migration desk is also experienced in guiding individuals through the processes of obtaining residence permits and citizenship.

 

AWARDS

 

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2015

global-2015-90-260The Firm was also the winner of the Corporate LiveWire – Global Awards for 2015 in the category Offshore – Cyprus.

 

 

ship-90-260The Firm was voted Shipping Lawyer of the Year in Cyprus for 2015 by Shipping Law Experts.

 

The Firm was IP ambassadors for Cyprus for 2015 by World IP Review.

legal-500-266-90Our Firm is also recommended by Legal 500. Due to the fact that the Firm is currently a member of several prominent networks worldwide, it is also among leading law firms within Legal 500.

 

 

2014

Recognition from Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa – 2014

Corporate and M&A

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC displays excellent understanding of the commercial environment, thus providing rapid, accurate and personalised advice, and provides local law advice on high-value transactions. Christodoulos Vassiliades and Koulla Demetriou are recommended along with the professional and trustworthy Savvas Georgiou.

Dispute Resolution

The advice is clear and well thought out’ at Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC. The firm successfully defended a Jersey-based company against a freezing injunction relating to a shareholders agreement matter. Christodoulos Clerides’ deep knowledge of both Cypriot and European law is extremely impressive.

Intellectual Property

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC’s IP team always acts in the most professional manner. It has experienced an increase in trademark registration mandates from Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese clients. Clients have included a popular Ukrainian singer and the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (EKATE).

Maritime and Admiralty

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC assists with ship registrations in Cyprus and Belize. Other recent work includes handling the sale of a Cypriot ship to vessel owners in Brazil. Maria Hajivarnava heads the team.

2011/2012

global-90-260The Firm was the winner of the Corporate INTL Global Awards for two consecutive years