Chris joined the Firm in 1981 and became a partner in 1986. As from 2015 he is the senior and managing partner of the Firm.

Chris has extensive experience of corporate and commercial matters, particularly in relation to company and business acquisitions and sales of both public and private companies, joint ventures, shareholder disputes, corporate reorganisations, insolvency, banking and taxation.  He also advises on Insurance Law, Corporate Finance, International Transactions, Intellectual Property, Energy, Arbitration (International Commercial Arbitration), Construction Law, Sports law, Aviation Law and Administrative Law.  He is a licenced insolvency practioner.

Chris has assisted a number of entities including banks, captive and general insurance companies, offshore financial services companies, international funds and ship management companies to establish and operate in Cyprus and continues to advise them on corporate matters, tax and regulatory compliance.

Chris has advised foreign financiers on a wide range of issues relating to foreign lending in Cyprus with respect to borrowings by the Cyprus government, government institutions, Municipal Authorities/local administration and local companies.

Chris contributes regularly to various legal and commercial publications including the Chapter on Cyprus in Jordan’s “International Corporate Procedures” the “Offshore Legal Opinions in Loan and Security Transactions” published by Sweet & Maxwell; and the Global Legal Insights, Energy published by Global Legal Group.

Chris has assisted in the drafting of various Cypriot Laws and Regulations with particular reference to the Cyprus Casino Law and Regulations, the Examinership Law as well as the introduction of amendments to the insolvency laws of Cyprus assisting the Government of Cyprus with respect the preparation of the relevant bills.

Chris has held and/or holds numerous directorships in various Cypriot and Foreign Companies (including Banks and Insurance Companies).

Chris has played and is playing a central role in the development of sports law in Cyprus having served for years as General Secretary of the Cyprus Football Association and thereafter as Chairman of Anorthosis F.C. and is currently a member of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport and Chief Disciplinary Inspector of UEFA.

  • LLM, King's College, London (1980)
  • LLB, University of Athens (1979).
  • Partner, Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC (since 1986)
  • Associate, Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC (1981-1986)
  • Cyprus Bar admission (1980)