Christos studied law at the University of Athens. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in Shipping Law from University College, London.
He has served for six years, initially as Minister of Transport, Communications and Public Works and thereafter as Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus (1982-1988). He is currently a practicing lawyer in Limassol and he has for many years been the senior partner in Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC. He is currently a senior consultant to the firm.
Christos has been the Secretary of the International Tax Planning Association (I.T.P.A.), a member of the Offshore Institute as well as an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has acted as arbitrator in a number of disputes.
He is advising many Cypriot and international banks and financial institutions on various issues, he has been involved in flotations and listings of companies, in Cyprus and abroad, handled foreign investments in Cyprus and Cypriot investments abroad, mergers and acquisitions and complex commercial transactions. He deals extensively in tax, investment and financial matters. He appeared as expert witness before the International Court for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
He has published numerous articles in international magazines and has presented various tax and other legal issues at international conferences and seminars.
He is a member of the board of directors of public companies and he has served for more than 8 years the Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA). He is currently the Chairman of the Cyprus National Authority on Gambling and Supervision of Casinos.