Building trust over 34 years – Α top tier firm in the field of Admiralty and Maritime Law
Βy Angela Komodromou
Christodoulos G. Vassiliades: “Our lawyers are passionate, accessible and focused on the business needs of our clients”
From its humble beginnings some 34 years ago, Nicosia-based Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC has grown to become one of the leading law firms in Cyprus with an international reach, building a solid reputation in the areas of tax, corporate and maritime services, culminating in being awarded one of the prestigious awards for its achievements in shipping – the annual Legal 500 ratings.
Christodoulos G. Vassiliades Law Firm has been awarded the First Tier Shipping Law Firm for 2017 as per the Legal 500. What can you tell us about this major achievement?
Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co is a firm with strong international focus and networks. The vision of its founder 34 years ago, was to establish a firm which would combine solid knowledge in various fields of law, high quality service and trust. 34 years later, we are grateful to be recognized as one of the leading firms in Cyprus with representative and affiliated offices in Greece, Malta, United Kingdom, Russia, Hungary, Belize and Seychelles.
The high quality service and hard work are reflected in the latest achievement of the firm, namely, its recognition as a top tier firm in the field of Admiralty and Maritime Law, by a world-renowned rating organisation, such as Legal 500. We believe that this achievement is due to our outstanding reputation in the field as well as our dedication in providing personalised and quality services.
Being awarded the First Tier Shipping Law Firm for 2017 as per the Legal 500, was one of our aims and illustrates our passion and efforts. The firm is actively involved in Maritime and Admiralty Law and can be characterized as a one-stop shop in this practice area. We offer a full range of legal services to shipowners, charterers, ship managers and ship financing institutions.
Our lawyers are passionate, accessible and focused on the business needs of our clients. Our Law Firm continues strengthening its position internationally and we pride ourselves in providing excellent services to all of our clients and appreciate the recognition of our efforts.
What were your major initiatives during 2017 both in Cyprus and abroad?
The shipping industry can be described as one that is dynamic and ever changing. New regulations and laws, more often than not being stricter, are the foundation of these changes.
As a law firm, we strive to be kept up to date with these challenges and this is achieved through the continuous training of our staff.
Attendance at various training seminars and shipping events has become a main focus of the office, which also provides a great opportunity for networking and building rapport within the Shipping industry.
CGV has had a strong presence in conferences and panel discussions such as the Maritime Cyprus 2017, the second Shipping panel discussion: “Shipping: an industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experience – Part Two”, the 4th Athens Triennial Meeting, the East Mediterranean Yachting Forum (Athens), the London International Shipping Week, and Opportunities in Superyachts 2017 (Malta). In addition, we have had office representatives attend the Monaco Yacht Show and the Malta Boat Show.
What do you plan to achieve in 2018?
Our aim is to always be close to our clients and provide them with all necessary guidance and options to best secure their interests. Keeping our standards high, building trust and maintaining our service quality forms part of our firm’s culture and is a constant target.
As shipping is an important aspect of our economy and the island’s most resilient industry due its various competitive advantages, we hope to be able to promote these internationally through our high quality services and passion for the field.
Christodoulos G. Vassiliades established the Law Firm Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC in 1984 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, the firm is presently universally cited as one of the leading law firms in the country and has formed a solid reputation for excellence and diligence in the profession. It has singled-out itself as a full-service law firm entrusted by high-profile corporations and private clients with their legal and business issues, in both domestic and international law.
The firm has developed expertise in matters relating to private and corporate clients in Corporate, M&A, Banking and Finance, Tax and International Tax Planning, Contract, Trust, Admiralty and Maritime, EU and Competition, Intellectual Property, Migration, and Dispute Resolution. Management services such as Auditing and Accounting are also provided through the firm’s affiliated companies.
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