Demetris Loizides is the head of the Corporate and Commercial practice group of our Cyprus office and specialises in corporate and commercial law. His clients include large, multinational corporations and banks in both the local and international market.
Prior to joining us, Demetris was a founding partner of Aristodemou Loizides Yiolitis LLC, which merged with us in December 2009. He has substantial experience in establishing sophisticated joint venture structures, restructuring and acquisitions of companies and businesses. Demetris has led the Cyprus office in numerous high profile capital markets related transactions, including private placements, initial public offerings, listings of Cypriot companies, public takeover bids, and delistings. He also enjoys a broad cooperation with leading international firms, including the magic and silver circle law firms, as well as the Big Four audit firms.
Some of Demetris' recent experience includes:
- Advising leading supplier of logistics and energy equipment supplier China International Maritime Containers Group (CIMC) in its acquisition of international offshore drilling contractor Frigstad Deepwater Ltd from the Frigstad Offshore Group
- Advising Trelot Holdings on its acquisition of approximately 31 per cent of Irrico Holdings Limited, a large irrigated farming project located in southern Russia
- Advising international offshore drilling company Songa Offshore SE on significant refinancing
- Acting for and providing advice on Cypriot law matters to The Brink’s Company in connection to its acquisition of the majority of G4S plc’s cash operations for US$860 million
Demetris has been appointed to the Companies’ Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association and has been instrumental in a number of legislative amendments and developments pertaining mainly to the Cyprus Companies Law and other statutes. He has also published articles in his field of expertise.
Demetris is recognised as a leading individual for his Commercial, Corporate and M&A expertise.Legal 500, 2020, 2021
Demetris is ranked as “highly regarded”.IFLR1000, 2020
Demetris has been ranked by Chambers. According to interviewees, he "is very technical, with a nice commercial edge". Demetris has a growing reputation in the market for his expertise in the establishment of joint ventures, M&A, restructuring and competition.Chambers and Partners, 2019
Demetris is “deeply knowledgeable”and praised for his “commitment to clients”.Legal 500
- Warwick University (LLB)