He graduated from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (Law Department) in 1991 with merit, and obtained postgraduate qualifications LL.M.s, one from the University of Southampton in Shipping Law, and another one from the University College London, in Shipping and Company Law in 1993.
In 1996, Christos Patsalides, founded Christos Patsalides and Associates Law Firm which through the years became a reputable limited liability law firm, under the name Christos Patsalides L.L.C. Christos Patsalides, the founder, acting as the Managing Partner of the firm, managed to expand the firm significantly through the years, gaining a reputable name in the legal world, acting for a highly enlarged customer base. In 2003, together with a group of advocates, Christos Patsalides founded THEMIS LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE, a non-profitable organization for the continuous education of legal professionals, of which he was the vice -president for many years.
He served as the Vice – President of the Licensing Authority for two years and he has been elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sigma TV, one of the most publicly broadcasting viewed channels in Cyprus. His main areas of practice are: Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Media Law, Shipping Law, Tax and International Tax Planning Law, Contract Law, Banks and Investment Firms Regulation.