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Pavlos Aristodemou Managing Partner

+357 25 820020

Expertise and Professional Background

Pavlos Aristodemou is the Managing Partner of Harneys’ Cyprus office and is one of the three founding partners of Aristodemou Loizides Yiolitis, which merged with Harneys in 2009. He practises in banking and finance, private equity, capital markets and corporate tax law. His client base includes financial institutions and corporates throughout the world. He is often instructed by leading international and magic circle law firms and acts for international banks in connection with syndicated loans, pre-export finance agreements and aircraft purchase and leasing agreements. Pavlos is also involved in corporate and company law matters involving, but not limited to, due diligence for Cyprus companies.

Pavlos is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the International Tax Planning Association, and the national representative of AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) in Cyprus. He has published articles in the International Tax Review, UK legal periodicals, and international publications of the International Centre of Commercial Studies. He is also a speaker at many international conferences.

Pavlos is consistently ranked as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the jurisdiction by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, and Who's Who Legal.

Pavlos’ recent experience includes:


Chambers and Partners: Pavlos is described as being “proactive and practically creative” by Chambers Global while Chambers Europe describes him as “very sharp, focused, efficient and commercial”; he is also lauded for his “ability to identify problems and offer feasible and effective solutions to clients”. Pavlos offers considerable banking and finance knowledge, and frequently advises corporate clients and financial institutions on deals involving elements of private equity, capital markets and tax law.

Legal 500: Legal 500 recognises Pavlos as a leading individual for banking and finance matters in Cyprus, describing his practice as “top-notch”. He is also recommended for corporate and commercial work.

IFLR 1000: Pavlos is ranked as a “leading lawyer” by IFLR 1000.

Who's Who Legal: Pavlos is recognised as being amongst the world’s leading banking and finance lawyers in Cyprus by Who’s Who Legal 2016.

Best Lawyers: Pavlos is also recommended by Best Lawyers in Cyprus.

IFLR 1000 2018: Pavlos is ranked as a “highly regarded lawyer” by IFLR 1000.

Education & Admissions

Oxford Brookes University (LLB) 1999
Boston University (LLM) 2000
Bar Admissions
Cyprus 2001


Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Restructuring and Insolvency
Tax and Regulatory
Shipping and Aircraft
Cyprus Banking & Finance
Cyprus Tax
Cyprus Regulatory


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