Christophe Wilhelm

Founder of the firm, Christophe Wilhelm has accumulated over 20 years of commercial law practice. Doctor in Law (Ph.D.) from the University of Lausanne Law School, LL.M. (class of ’95) from the University of Michigan Law School, Christophe Wilhelm has been a lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel since 2011, in the bilingual Master’s programme in Business & Tax Law, on the subject of “Legal Aspects of Swiss Company Law in an Innovative Perspective”.

Christophe Wilhelm was awarded the “International Law Office Client Choice Award 2011” prize in the category of company law for Switzerland. His experience in commercial law is recognised and recommended by the Chambers and Legal 500 website.

For the second consecutive year, Christophe Wilhelm was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2018 in the field of Corporate Law.

Christophe Wilhelm is a regular adviser to listed companies for the implementation of the Minder initiative with reference to abusive compensations. He was appointed as independent attorney for the shareholders for two major listed Swiss companies. He has extensive experience in the subject of commercial litigation, both before courts of arbitration and ordinary civil courts of law in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Christophe Wilhelm has acquired considerable experience in international arbitration proceedings (ICC rules of arbitration and Swiss Rules of International Arbitration).

Christophe Wilhelm practises in French, German and English.

Languages
French, English, German

Membership
Ordre des avocats vaudois (OAV), Fédération suisse des avocats (FSA), Association genevoise de droit des affaires (AGDA), Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL), Association suisse de l’arbitrage (ASA), Centre du droit de l’entreprise (CEDIDAC), International Bar Association (IBA), Institut suisse des administrateurs et dirigeants d’entreprises (ISADE), Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), membre du conseil de la Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe, Panathlon Club Lausanne

Clara Decuyper

Clara Decuyper is our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Belgium on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Clara directly using the contact details listed above.

Clara holds a master’s degree in law from the Catholic University of Leuven, obtained in 2013 with distinction. She also holds a complementary master’s degree in environmental and public real estate law from the University of Saint-Louis in Brussels, also obtained in 2014 with distinction.

Clara has been a member of the Charleroi Bar since 2014, where she completed her internship with the law firm Buyle Legal.

Clara Decuyper specialises in matters of public and administrative law (public service, school law, urban planning and environment, public procurement, etc.). It is also involved, in its consulting or litigation missions, in practicing civil law, especially real estate law (lease, construction) and general commercial law.

Christos Mavrellis

Christos Mavrellis is Head of the Company & Commercial Department. He specialises in general corporate work, banking, capital markets and private equity transactions, as well as the tax aspects of such transactions. Christos has also acted domestically and internationally for many companies involved in debt restructuring and recapitalisation as well as working for administrators and liquidators on several high profile insolvencies.

Christos has been the Secretary of the International Tax Planning Association (I.T.P.A.), is a member of the Offshore Institute, founding member of the Mediterranean Maritime Arbitrators Association and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He has published numerous articles in international magazines and has presented various legal issues at international conferences and seminars. He is a member of the board of directors of Cypriot and foreign public companies as well as of many private limited liability companies

Firm Overview:

Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC is a Cyprus law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services to local and international clients. We have been instrumental to the development of Cyprus as an offshore and international financial centre and are widely acknowledged as one of the leading law firms in Cyprus in the key areas of corporate activity.

We have long established relationships with many of the world’s leading international financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies, are consistently highly rated in independent research studies and regularly lead offshore league tables.

Our success is founded on our ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an uncompromising service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice.