Demetra Sottou

Senior Associate

Career summary 

Demetra is a senior associate of the law firm. She provides advice on Cyprus land and real estate law to corporate clients and private individuals. She has an in-depth understanding of dealing with all aspects of residential real estate transactions as well as advising on long term lease and novel real estate acquisitions.

Demetra has extensive experience of negotiating and drafting complex real estate sale and purchase agreements, and she provides advice on planning, regulatory, land registry and local governmental building regulations and procedures. Recently she advised corporate and private clients on the first residential sale at the Agia Napa Marina drafting the first long term leases at that development.

Demetra is experienced in a broad spectrum of Cyprus immigration law with particular emphasis on permanent residency, and citizenship by investment of the Republic of Cyprus, advising on sometimes complex applications for HNWI foreign investor and entrepreneur clients, their partners and children. She regularly advises peers from other jurisdictions on the immigration and citizenship procedures in Cyprus, imparting clear advice which they can rely on.

Additionally, her practice has come to include advising on family law, including succession and inheritance law. She advises individuals in the drafting and preparation of wills and acts for beneficiaries, executors and trustees in both contested and non-contested wills and probate. Demetra deals regularly with the administration of estates of individuals domiciled both within and outside Cyprus often having to resolve complex multi-jurisdictional legal issues.

Career History

January 2018 to present: Senior associate at Stelios A. Stylianou & Co LLC

2012-2016: Associate at Nicolaides Stylianou LLC

2011-2012: Trainee at the law firm Nicolaides Stylianou LLC


Admitted to the Cyprus Bar 2012

2008-2011: (LLB Hons), University of Kent


Greek (Native) and English