The Cyprus’ Intellectual Property (“IP”) Regime, which has entered into force a few years...
Our personnel represents our most important and valuable asset and in this respect we place particular precision in recruiting and training our staff to ensure that the services rendered to our clients are constantly of the highest level. Our firm comprises of highly qualified and experienced individuals, who are capable of addressing our client’s requests in a timely and efficient manner.
Meet our Leadership Team:
Vasilis Koufaris – Managing Director
Vasilis joined a Big-4 international audit firm in 2002 in the Audit & Assurance Services Department, where he qualified as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in 2005. In 2007 he moved to the Tax Services Department, where he worked up until 2014 reaching the level of Principal.
His portfolio of clients included a number of international companies operating through Cyprus, as well as local entities involved in financing and trading operations. Vasilis was heavily involved in international tax planning, gaining extensive experience through his participation in numerous advisory projects including corporate, real estate, merger & acquisition transactions and restructuring operations at both national and international level.
Having gained a specialisation in transfer pricing, Vasilis has been involved in a number of projects involving the provision of advise to several organisations on their means of financing and on the establishment and operation of intra-group financing companies.
Vasilis is the Managing Director of VGDA since its establishment, focusing in the promotion of Cyprus as an international financial centre by organising and delivering presentations in CIS and Middle East countries with a view of establishing business relationships.
Antonis Antoniou – Head of Audit & Assurance Services
Antonis started his career in 1993 in the Audit & Assurance Department of a medium-sized audit firm, where he qualified as a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1997. He worked there until 1999, and as an Audit Manager he specialised in the audit of Retail and Manufacturing companies.
From 2000 up to 2002 he worked as an Audit Manager for a Big-4 International Audit firm, where he specialised in the audit of Telecommunication, Media and Manufacturing companies. He later moved to the industry, where during the period 2003 to 2014 he held the positions of Chief Accountant and Chief Financial Officer of the largest Media Group of Cyprus.
He heads the Audit & Assurance Services department since the establishment of VGDA.
Constantinos Christodoulou – Head of Advisory Services
Constantinos started his career in 2003 in the Audit & Assurance Department of a Big-4 International Audit firm, where he qualified as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in 2006.
In 2007 he moved to the Transaction & Restructurings Department where he assumed the role of Senior Manager up until 2014. During his tenure, Constantinos managed and executed a large number of financial advisory engagements to client organisations across all industry sectors (service offerings pertaining to Transactions, Capital Markets, Restructurings, Forensic and Corporate Finance), including some high profile and unique projects.
During his career he has undertaken various challenging roles/assignments, including:
Constantinos leads the Advisory Services Department of VGDA since 2017.