Sophia Nearchou

Sophia is a lawyer in the Compliance department of CHRYSSES DEMETRIADES & CO LLC dealing with Anti Money Laundering & regulatory compliance matters and keeping the firm’s function in line with the law and regulatory requirements.


During the course of her employment she has gained extensive experience, particularly in cases relating to US sanctions and EU restrictive measures and has been involved in the resolution of arising matters. She has also been in charge of performing due diligence measures and has given legal advice to clients pursuant to the international, EU and US obligations.


In July 2016, Sophia successfully passed the Financial Services and Regulatory Advanced Examination of the by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), which is recognized by the Charted Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and which has familiarized her with the regulatory requirements relating to the securities and investments. She further participated on the drafting of advice for clients involved in the sector and assisted in matters including CRS/FATCA reporting and compliance. Furthermore, in order to provide more quality to the services and advice offered, during June 2018 Sophia took the examination of CISI on Global Financial Compliance and alongside the Certificate in Global Financial Compliance (Cyprus) which she successfully passed and was awarded the CISI Level 3 Award in Global Financial Compliance. Since then she has been an Associate of CISI.


More recently, in June 2019, following a successful examination, she has obtained the Worldwide recognized and top level certificate in Money Laundering, the ACAMS certificate and is a member of CAMS Cyprus.

Related Courses

Start Date Name Location DURATION CPD UNITS Status
July 7, 2020

COVID-19 – Related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

25 Megaron Street, 2032 Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus 5 hrs 5 COMPLETED
April 7, 2021

Κύριες πρόνοιες του νόμου περί της Παρεμπόδισης και Καταπολέμησης της Νομιμοποίησης Εσόδων από Παράνομες Δραστηριότητες – Οι πρόνοιες της 5ης και 6ης Ευρωπαικής Οδηγίας

Live Online 5 hrs 5 COMPLETED
April 21, 2021

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Overview

Live Online 5 hrs 5 COMPLETED
May 12, 2021

Financial Fraud, White Collar Crimes

Live Online 5 hrs 5 UPCOMING