Company Profile

It all started nearly six decades ago, back in 1955, when a young, passionate lawyer established his own practice, under the name of Lellos P. Demetriades Law Office, making his dream a reality. Founded on strong roots and values, with excellent client care, integrity and commitment at their very core, this small practice took off on a road of steady growth and success.

In April 2002, a landmark is set along this road, with the evolution of the sole practice into a partnership. A few years later, in January 2009, following a change in Cyprus law, which permitted the establishment of Lawyers’ Limited Liability Companies, our Office acquires its present form, with the transfer of the activities of the partnership to Lellos P. Demetriades Law Office LLC.

Driven by a vision focused on building long-term, trusting relationships with our clients and all our other stakeholders and on cherishing these relationships, we have successfully established ourselves amongst the leading law firms on the island, particularly in the areas of corporate, insurance, intellectual property (trademarks, patents, industrial design, copyright, unfair competition) and human rights, both domestically and at the European level. Our expertise is also recognized in the commercial field, with legal advice being offered extensively on a broad range of matters, including the setting up of projects for development in Cyprus, as well as advice on EU matters. We also provide advice on company, competition, data protection, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, employment, electronic telecommunications, and information technology law. Our spectrum of services is augmented by our subsidiary companies that offer trustee, administrative and secretarial services to our corporate clients, whilst our network of associates in Europe, Asia and the US enable us to cater to the needs that domestic clients may have in other jurisdictions.

Small in size, admittedly, yet forged with a strong enterprising and pioneering spirit, our Office has distincted itself, inter alia, in the area of human rights, having inaugurated litigation before the European Court of Human Rights. Read more...

Behind our success story is a team of qualified lawyers, educated at European or US universities, all committed to offering superior client service, underpinned by integrity, professionalism and creativity.

Main Fields of Practice

Commercial and Company Law

  • Advising on the formation of companies.
  • Drafting and advising on commercial agreements as well as related litigation.
  • Providing administrative services for companies.

European Law and Human Rights

  • Assisting in the drafting of the EU-harmonised Electricity and Gas legislation.
  • Advising on BOT projects for airports and ports.
  • Advising on EU harmonisation issues relating to the food industry and on pharmaceutical regulatory matters.
  • Conducting litigation before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the UN Human Rights Committee, consulting and litigating in domestic human rights issues, including applications for asylum.

Intellectual Property Law

  • Advising on securing protection under copyright.
  • Undertaking of anti-piracy actions as well as registration and litigation on Trademarks, Patents, Industrial Design and Unfair Competition.
  • Assisting Customs on border control of intellectual property rights and providing anti-piracy training.

Information Technology Law

  • Preparing software licencing and computer contracts.
  • Carrying out electronic commerce transactions and web-page design and operation.
  • Advising on Domain Names registration and matters relating to Data Protection and Privacy (in particular, the Data Protection Law).

Internet, Electronic Communications, Data Protection Law

  • Participation in the EU harmonisation process of the Cyprus Telecommunications Law.
  • Offering advice on electronic communications licences for networks and services, as well as mobile communications, radiocommunications and broadcasting.

Competition Law

  • Initiating and conducting cases before the Committee for the Protection of Competition.
  • Advising on notifications of mergers and acquisitions in relation to the Concentration of Undertakings Law.

Insurance Law

  • Conducting litigation and providing advice on the whole range of insurance law, including regulatory matters.

Banking Law

  • Advising on banking issues, drafting account, loan and security documentation as well as related litigation.

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