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Awards & Recognitions

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC is internationally acknowledged as one of the leading law firms on the island and is widely recognised as a pioneer in the market of comprehensive services which satisfy all client needs, both within and across international borders.

THE LEGAL 500

Recognition from Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa – 2019

Our Law Firm continues strengthening and securing its positions in the international legal rankings directory The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa.

We are pleased to announce that our Law Firm has once again been named and recommended as the as a TOP-TIER FIRM in Commercial, Corporate and M&A as well as Maritime and Admiralty.

Furthermore, our Law Firm has been recommended in the additional 3 practice areas:

  1. Dispute Resolution
  2. Intellectual Property
  3. Real Estate and Construction

We are proud to announce that our Commercial, Corporate and M&A Department received again Tier 1 recognition. Our firm is noted as one which has “a highly qualified team that finds solutions…has considerable skill in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Koulla Demetriou is recommended along with the ‘very organised and competent’ Michalis Pittakis. Senior Associate Maria Taki is ‘smart and highly professional.”

Also, our Maritime and Admiralty Department team maintained Tier 1 recognition and has been characterized as“energetic and professional team adopts a very client-oriented approach to matters. The group serves as deputy registrar of the Belize-ship registry in Cyprus and Greece.”

Our Intellectual Property Department team received Tier 3 recognition and has been characterized as one which “gets the job done’ and advises on all forms of registered and unregistered intellectual property rights. Maria Kyriacou is at the helm”.

The Real Estate and Construction Department team received Tier 3 recognition and has been cited as following: “advises wealthy foreign clients on their real estate holdings in Cyprus. Savvas Georgiou and Marianna Pavlides have considerable experience in the space”.

And finally, Dispute Resolution Department team received Tier 4 recognition and was noted as a team which “works together as a cohesive unit to ensure that the client is consistently given the best legal advice. Phivos Zomenis is a key name and Christodoulos Clerides is a master tactician with superb negotiation skills”.

We are also very proud that 8 of our lawyers are recommended for their excellence:

In light of these achievements we would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our clients, without whom these recognitions would not have been possible.

For a complete view of our profile here.

THE LEGAL 500

Recognition from Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa – 2018

Our Law Firm continues strengthening its positions in the international legal rankings directory The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa.

We are pleased to announce that our Law Firm has been named and recommended as the Leading Law Firm 2018 as well as the Top Tier Law Firm 2018 in two practice areas namely; Commercial, Corporate and M&A and Maritime and Admiralty.

Furthermore, our Firm has been recommended in the following 3 practice areas:

  1. Dispute Resolution
  2. Intellectual Property
  3. Real Estate and Construction

We are proud to announce that our Maritime and Admiralty department received Tier 1 recognition. Our team is noted as one which “handles the full range of maritime matters such as the purchase of vessels and yacht registrations and also serves as deputy registrar of the Belize-ship registry. Recent highlights include advising the vendor on the sale of nine bulk oil barges.”

Our Commercial, Corporate and M&A team received its’ first Tier 1 recognition and our Managing Director is cited as a person who “always finds solutions without ever cutting corners”, “provides very high levels of service’ and handles the full array of corporate and commercial matters with a particular strength in cross-border mergers and acquisitions”.

The Dispute Resolution Department team was noted as a ‘first-class’ team successfully represented a Cypriot company in an ex-parte order against a former manager prohibiting him from soliciting or communicating with clients. Christodoulos Clerides is an ‘excellent negotiator’.

And finally, our Intellectual Property Department team has been characterized as one which “provides ‘accurate advice’ and Maria Kyriacou is recommended.”

We are also very proud that 7 of our lawyers are recommended for their excellence, namely:

  • in relation to our main area of practice, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, our Managing Partner Christodoulos G. Vassiliades and Deputy Managing Director Koulla Demetriou were recommended as well as Michalis Pittakis, Head of Corporate Department, was proclaimed as a Legal 500 Next Generation Lawyer;
  • for Dispute Resolution Christodoulos Clerides is listed in the “Leading lawyers” list. The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018’s guide to outstanding lawyers in Europe, Middle East & Africa;
  • in relation to Intellectual Property, Maria Kyriacou is recommended;
  • finally, in relation to Real Estate and Construction Marianna Pavlides and Savvas Georgiou are recommended.

In light of this achievement we would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our clients, without whom this achievement would not have been possible.

For a complete view of our profile click here.

THE LEGAL 500

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

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 ‘outstanding’ Christodoulos Vassiliades, the ‘exceptional’ Koulla Demetriou and the ‘knowledgeable’. Michalis Pittakis are recommended.

Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Dispute resolution

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

Intellectual property

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.

Maritime and admiralty

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’.

Real estate and construction

THE LEGAL 500

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

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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.

Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Dispute resolution

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).

Intellectual property

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.

Maritime and admiralty

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.

Real estate and construction

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS

World Leading High Net Worth Advisers for 2016

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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.

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

OTHER AWARDS
GLOBAL AWARDS

Winner in the category Offshore - Cyprus - 2015

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

SHIPPING LAW EXPERTS

Shipping Lawyer of the Year 2015

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

THE LEGAL 500

Recognition from Legal 500 - 2015

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Our 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.

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

THE LEGAL 500

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

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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.

Corporate and M&A

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.

Dispute Resolution

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).

Intellectual Property

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.

Maritime and Admiralty

INTL GLOBAL AWARDS

Winner for 2012

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The Firm was the winner of the Corporate INTL Global Awards for 2012.

INTL GLOBAL AWARDS

Winner for 2011

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The Firm was the winner of the Corporate INTL Global Awards for 2011.

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