Demetris Roti

Partner, Limassol 

T: +357 25 110161  |  [email protected]


• Banking and Finance
• Corporate and Commercial



Demetris Roti has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and banking and finance. He has acted in numerous substantial transactions whilst working in a top 25 City of London firm and for this firm on behalf of international law firms and institutional financiers, credit agencies and international commercial and development banks including China Development Bank, Citi, Deutsche Bank, EBRD and HSBC. Legal 500 notes Demetris Roti in banking and finance and corporate. Clients state on Legal 500 Demetris’ main features are “attention to detail; flagging issues arising in the context of the proposed course of action and addressing them; good communication between them and with collaborating attorney; and inter-changeable availability at all times and on short notice”. IFLR lists Demetris as ‘Notable Practitioner’.

Languages: English, Greek


Relevant experience
  • Financing of the largest natural gas field in Azerbaijan
  • Financing of a large Polish telecoms provider to reserve frequencies for the provision of telecommunication services including 4G
  • Senior revolving credit facility to an international energy trader for an oil storage depot, the biggest foreign investment at the time in Cyprus
  • Matisse financing of the first international bond issue secured by Romanian commercial real estate
  • USD 350 million debut Eurobond issue of a Russian property company traded on the main market of the Irish Stock Exchange, the first Eurobond issue by a Cyprus company active in the Russian real estate market
  • Bond offering of a UK-listed satellite communications provider
  • Hostile mandatory public takeover offer for a company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Advised a consortium including Trafigura in relation to the USD 12.9 billion purchase of India’s Essar Oil Ltd which was India’s largest ever foreign direct investment transaction;
  • Advised a consortium including Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, China Limited and ING Bank N.V., in relation to a $1 billion project financing Lukoil Overseas Shah Deniz Ltd in relation to stage 2 of the of the Shah Deniz gas development project in Azerbaijan;
  • Assisted BW Offshore (which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange) refinance the USD 2.4 billion facility into a five-year senior secured USD 672.5 million revolving credit facility
  • Advised a group of entities which includes an entity listed on the LSE regarding the group’s several re-financings amounting to US $557 million
  • Advised General Electric regarding the USD150 million debt financing package provided to LongWing Energy S.C.A. regarding the first phase of the Zaporizhia Wind Farm.
Career, skills and qualifications
  • Graduated in law from the University of Manchester, UK, 2005
  • BPP Professional Education, Legal Practice Course, 2006
  • AimHigher, Department for Education and Skills, UK, 2006
  • Gained significant experience working in a top 20 City law firm in London
  • Admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2010
  • Senior Associate since 2014
  • Advocate Partner since 2017
  • Legal 500 recognises Demetris as one of the ‘next generation lawyers’ in Cyprus for commercial, corporate and M&A, quoting reports from clients that he “makes sure that the service the client receives is always excellent”.
  • Lexis Nexis accredited
  • Experience as anti money laundering officer
  • IFLR 1000 Client Feedback 2019 | We have been assisted by Elias Neocleous in the context of capital markets transaction. Mr Demetris Roti was the partner in charge of the matter. We were very satisfied by the work of Mr Roti and his team as well as their ability to work towards tight deadlines
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