Pambos Ioannides

Pambos Ioannides is a co-founding Partner/Managing Director of Ioannides Demetriou LLC. He has wide experience in all fields of commercial law, offering services to major corporate clients, local and international. He acts as legal advisor to semi-governmental organisations, banks, the Cyprus Stock Exchange, large construction and development/engineering companies, insurance companies, hoteliers and tourism companies, shipping, oil, estate, general trading companies and a plethora of other business concerns, both foreign and domestic.

The Firm:

Ioannides Demetriou LLC is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Nicosia and Limassol. The firm has a dynamic team dedicated to working for the fulfillment of the firm’s mission, to provide its clients with the highest standard of legal services by giving sound, timely and practical advice in a cost-effective manner and to act at all times in strict accordance with the highest ethical standards of its profession.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC is in a position to meet and exceed the expectations and demands placed upon it by the firm’s enviable client base which includes, amongst others, governments, international and local banks, public bodies, semi-governmental organisations, public and private foundations, universities, international and local contractors and consultants, major international and local commercial enterprises, concession holders spanning all areas of commercial activity.

The firm’s lawyers have acted as advocates in Cyprus’ most high value and complex court cases and as legal advisers in some of Cyprus’ biggest financial transactions.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC have extensive expertise in all key sectors of the legal services market and lawyers who are highly respected by both the local and the international community.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC are the longest standing ISO certified law firm in Cyprus, holding the ISO 9001:2008 Standard for advocacy, legal advisors and legal consultancy in all fields of the legal profession. They also ensure the continuing development of their professional staff through adherence to the Investors in People (IIP) Standard.

The above standards are central to the provision of high quality, responsive and client focused services to our clients.


– International Bar Association
– Cyprus Bar Association
– Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
– Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
– Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus
– Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
– Institute of Directors

International Links:

The firm is a member of the Terralex, Meritas and Legalink global legal networks. It is also a member of the Energy Law Group (ELG). The combined strength of its local offices and the global networks with which it associates provide the firm with access to extensive resources in meeting its clients’ needs in an efficient and effective manner.

Jerzy Pieróg

An uncontested authority on Public procurement law and the author of numerous publications, including the most influential and valued Commentary on the Public Procurement Act, published by C.H. Beck Publishing House.
Jerzy Pieróg has been overseeing the Law Office since 15 years and personally supervises the entire team and key clients. Head of the public procurement department.

For almost 10 years Jerzy Pieróg was an arbitrary for public procurement from the list issued by the President of The Public Procurement Office, ruling in hundreds of appeals cases.

As a plenipotentiary of the procurer he has successfully completed numerous public procurement proceedings.
Represents our Clients in the major, most difficult cases. Has achieved immense success in appeals proceedings related to the construction of energy blocks, the value of which was 6,5 billion PLN and 11 billion PLN, respectively.

Public Procurement Law Practice:

Pieróg & Partners Law Office is one of the leading law firms in Poland with expertise in public procurement. High positions in annual rankings confirm our strong market position.

We provide professional, comprehensive legal services with the purpose of successful and effective obtaining public procurements. For contractors, cooperation with our team is a guarantee of avoiding legal traps related to participating in public tenders and subsequently – a good chance at obtaining a lucrative contract. For procurers – a guarantee of legality of all the decisions and activities related to tender procedures, and above all, a certainty of a duly conducted proceeding for public procurement.

We offer professional help to our clients at every stage of proceedings for public procurement, as well as in the stage of fulfilling the contract. Our team will skillfully handle the appeals procedure and ensure the highest quality of representation before the National Appeals Chamber and district courts. If need be, we prepare legal opinions and analysis. Furthermore, PIERÓG & Partners Law Office offers aid in pursuing compensation claims due to damage sustained during a proceeding for public procurement (for example, withholding the deposit) or related to the completion of the procurement

PIERÓG & Partners:

PIERÓG & Partners Law Office situated in Warsaw is one of the leading law firms in Poland, deemed to be the leader in the field of public procurement law.

The founder of PIERÓG & Partners Law Office is Jerzy Pieróg, legal counsel and attorney, one of the pioneers of public procurement in Poland and the author of an extraordinarily influential commentary. He is one of the most experienced specialists in this field, valued for his ability of theoretical understanding of the law as well as masterful handling of lawsuits (Chambers Europe 2013).

Stable and varied in regards to practicing law, the team of experts of PIERÓG & Partners for the last 15 years has been successfully providing professional legal services to national and international business entities, entities offering public procurements, public procurement contractors as well as state government and local governments. In the recent years the range of this service has expanded to include such areas as: public-private partnership and concession contracts, construction investments, European Union funds and public aid, TMT (technology, media and telecommunication), corporate services as well as litigation in courts and administration bureaus.

All actions undertaken in our Clients’ interest are characterized by exceptional knowledge, considering not only the legal aspects, but also including technical and business aspects as well as great dedication to realization of projects. The objective of the team is to fulfill the needs of our Clients quickly and effectively while maintaining the highest quality of service.

Rui Pena

Rui Pena works in administrative law, focusing on public procurement, energy and environment.

Rui was the founding partner of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut, and is now the current Senior Partner. He founded his first law firm in 1987.

Rui Pena studied law at Universidade de Lisboa and he has been a member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1964.

Rui was Minister of National Defence from 2001 to 2002 and Minister of Administrative Reform in 1978. In 1986, he was a Member of the Municipal Assembly of Lisbon.

In 1985 the Portuguese government asked him to bring together mediators and conciliators of the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). Between 1976 and 1983 he was a Member of Parliament, and he was elected chairman of CDS Parliamentary Group

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut:

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut is a law firm that dates back to 1964 and is firmly established in the Portuguese market.

Renowned for its proficiency, professionalism and thoroughness, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut builds long-term relationships with its clients which are based on trust and transparency. CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut works to provide reliable, ethical and legally correct solutions for clients while striving to be creative, competitive and efficient.

Drawing on its multidisciplinary expertise, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut organises its work teams to take account of individual client requirements. This includes predicting likely scenarios and anticipating potential problems. The goal is to provide quality legal and tax advice and contribute to the successful pursuit of clients’ business objectives.

With a strong presence in the Portuguese market, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut is part of CMS, the largest European legal and tax service provider. CMS´ wide range of jurisdictions and experience strengthens and supports CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut´s capacity, offering strategic added-value for clients of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut.We have our own unique culture which defines our identity and our work.

Andrea Butašová

Andrea mainly focuses on issues concerning commercial law, real estate, construction and development, contractual law, public procurement, state aid and litigation. More particularly, she focuses on a variety of commercial law issues, among others on acquisition and property management, greenfield projects, customer-supplier relationships and related disputes in court proceedings. Andrea is also an expert on problematic contracts for work and the subsequent litigation.

Andrea has been cooperating with the firm since 2003. In 2014, she became an active member of the Local Management Board, she is Partner and Director for Slovakia.

Andrea has vast experience in the regional coordination of legal services and frequently cooperates with foreign law offices. During her career, she has represented numerous well-known national and international clients, for example, Slovenské elektrárne, Group Vinci, City-Arena, Skanska, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Veolia, Škoda Transportation, Continental Matador, etc.

From 2005 through 2006, she worked as a lawyer/linguist for the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Andrea regularly publishes professional articles on current legal and legislative issues in Slovak and international periodicals and is a member of the Administration Council of the Franco-Slovak Chamber of Commerce.


Slovak, English, French


Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg, France

Bar Membership:

Slovak Bar Association