Chelco VAT Ltd is celebrating 10 years on the Cyprus VAT scene and is marking the occasion with a VAT Forum and a cocktail party on Friday, 28 June 2024.

Chelco VAT is commemorating its first decade of operations with a very special round-table Forum discussion led by the renowned Prof. Dr. David Hummel, Professor at the University of Leipzig and Legal Secretary (Référendaire) at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Chambers of Advocate General, Juliane Kokott.

The Forum’s Guest Speaker will offer an insight into the functions of the CJEU, and its important role in developing case law with regards to VAT legislation. Prof. Dr. Hummel’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion that will address how the Cyprus Tax Tribunal and the Cyprus Courts have been dealing with VAT and how referrals to the CJEU will assist their work.

The Forum will be followed by a Cocktail Reception at Columbia Plaza’s 7 Seas.


  • Alexis Tsielepis, Managing Director, Chelco VAT Ltd – Moderator
  • Dr. David Hummel, Professor at the University of Leipzig and Référendaire CJEU – Lead Panelist
  • Demetra Constantinou, VAT Partner, Kinanis LLC, Chairwoman of the Cyprus VAT Association (CYVA) – Panelist
  • Constantinos Adamides, Partner, Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC – Panelist
  • Angelos Onisiforou, Partner, Patrikios Legal – Panelist



Prof. Dr. David Hummel
Legal Secretary
European Court of Justice
Cabinet de Mme L’Avocate Générale Kokott

David Hummel is a Legal Secretary (Référendaire) at the European Court of Justice at the cabinet of Advocate General, Juliane Kokott since 2016.

Before (2013-2016) he represented several tax law chairs at the Universities of Münster, Trier, Leipzig and Hamburg.

In mid-2017 he was appointed as a Professor at the University of Leipzig. His academic career started with the Study of Law at the University of Leipzig, a postgraduate (Ph.D.) as an assistant of Prof. Dr. Stadie with a VAT-Thesis in 2009 and a Habilitation in 2013.

Alexis Tsielepis


Managing Director
Chelco VAT Ltd

Demetra Constantinou

Kinanis LLC

Constantinos Adamides

Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC

Angelos Onisiforou

Patrikios Legal

The Forum and cocktail reception are complimentary. Registration however, for either or both, is required as seats are limited.
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Chelco VAT Ltd arose through a necessity to create a VAT-dedicated company for the purpose of offering high-level VAT services to our clients.

Chelco VAT started its operations in 2014 in Limassol and is now widely considered as the foremost authority on indirect tax matters on the island.

From the simplest local transaction to the more complex cross-border one, the tax consultants of Chelco VAT work alongside their clients and professional intermediaries to maximise VAT planning efficiency and ensure compliance.

The firm maintains strong and durable relationships with the island’s key public and private organisations, including the Cyprus Tax Department, as well as professional bodies and decision makers, frequently offering advice on VAT policy-making decisions.


The educational arm of Chelco VAT Ltd, the Chelco VAT International Academy, has been delivering high-end educational events since 2016.

Topics that are addressed by the Academy cover the VAT aspects of specific areas of legislation and specific types of transactions or specific industries, offering attendees an unprecedented level of comprehension and specialisation on the subject matters.

Each seminar, webinar or workshop provides a detailed explanation of each VAT topic with reference, where appropriate, to the EU legislation and relevant ECJ judgments.

The pinnacle of the education offered by the Academy is the Diploma in VAT Excellence (DiVE), a 10-month training program that elevates VAT knowledge to the level of a VAT expert, with an emphasis on the Cyprus VAT legislation.

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