Demosthenes is a recognized banking and finance practitioner, specializing in advising borrowers in connection with major cross-border syndicated loans, both internationally and locally, high yield bond issues and hybrid transactions as well as pursuing an interest in the expanding field of energy related projects, focusing on the Cyprus off-shore exploration, alternative energy infra-structure and investment. Demosthenes had in the past served as a compliance director and takes a keen interest in international developments in AML procedures and financial technology. Further he has taken an interested in advising European corporations to comply with their obligations under EU imposed sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Demosthenes has taken a keen interest in Energy Investment and regulation having advised a consortium bidding for the first round of offshore hydrocarbon exploration. More recently, he has advised a UK fund in regard to its investment in the Cypriot windfarm infrastructure by way of acquisition of the island’s largest windfarm project as well as advising it in refinancing the same through a local bank.

Demosthenes has served as a Director of the Cyprus University of Technology, a post to which he was appointed by the President of the Republic. He has also served as honorary Treasurer in the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham Cyprus), where he is still a member of the Board of Director. He is currently also a Director of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and a member of the council of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce. He is alos lead contributor in the Law Review’s “Asset Management Review”.

  • Georgetown University Law School, LL.M. Securities and Financial Regulation (2000)
  • Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course (1999)
  • Kings’ College London, LL.B. (1998)
  • Chrysses Demetriades & Co LLC, Partner (since 2007)
  • Chrysses Demetriades & Co LLC, Associate (2003-2007)
  • Advocate, Cyprus Bar, admitted 2003
  • Watson Farley & Williams LLP, London UK, Assistant, Shipping Finance (2001-2003)
  • Morgan Lewis LLP, New York , NY, Associate, Securities (2000-2001)