Alexis Avakian

The founder of the firm Alexis Avakian was until recently a Director in the Transfer Pricing team of Deloitte. He headed Deloitte’s Limassol Transfer Pricing team since the introduction of Transfer Pricing requirements in Cyprus during 2017 and until 2023. From 2017 to 2020 he also served Deloitte as a Business Tax Senior Manager from a hybrid Business Tax and Transfer Pricing role.

Having joined the Tax department after almost 12 years in the Audit department of Deloitte, he has accumulated broad industry knowledge and in-depth understanding of financial and tax reporting. Before joining Deloitte, he worked as a fleet accountant for one of the world’s largest ship management groups.

Alexis is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a fully qualified member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) of which he also served as Chairman of the Educational Committee.

Relevant Experience

Transfer pricing documentation and advisory projects for clients in all sorts of transactions and industries, including financing, investment management, real estate, IP exploitation and manufacturing.

During his time at Deloitte, Alexis was a member of various international transfer pricing discussion groups, including the Deloitte Global TP Controversy group. He has taken part as a technical reviewer in transfer pricing practice reviews both for the Cyprus and for the Deloitte Middle East firm. He was also actively involved in meetings and discussions with the Cyprus Tax Authorities as to the practical implementation of the 2022 Transfer Pricing Law and other TP Circulars.