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Chairman: Elias Neocleous
Languages: Arabic, Bengali, Czech, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu

Firm Overview:
With more than 155 legal and other professionals, Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is the largest international law firm in Cyprus and one of the most prestigious in the region. All staff members are proficient in English and at least one other language. The firm has significant expertise in cross-border work, and an impressive international client base. Cyprus has considerable benefits for HNWIs, including well established international trust legislation and a non-domiciled regime which gives complete tax exemption on investment income. Clients benefit from a dedicated team, guided by experienced partners Elias Neocleous and Kyriacos Xenophotos, which serves the needs of HNWIs, UHNWI’s, and their home country advisors. Clients may also access the firm’s affiliated trust company service.

Main Areas of Practice:
Admiralty & Maritime:
1 partner, 5 others
Deals with registration of vessels and aircraft under the Cyprus and other flags and all aspects of ship finance. It also handles disputes and executions of judgments against assets of shipping and aviation companies worldwide.
Contact: Costas Stamatiou
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance, Including Project Finance:
6 partners, 11 others
Advises on Cyprus aspects of major crossborder finance transactions, including all types of loans and derivatives. It has strong links with commercial and investment banks, trust companies and underwriters.
Contact: Demetris Roti
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial/Mergers & Acquisitions:
6 partners, 38 others
Advises on corporate management and governance, formation, merger and acquisition of companies worldwide, corporate restructuring, capital raising transactions, stock options, securities transactions, private equity work, the formation and use of trusts and, domiciliation of entities. Commercial team advises multinational and international companies on licensing, agency and distribution, concession and operating agreements, and regulatory matters.
Contact: Elias Neocleous
Email: [email protected]

Competition & EU Law:
1 partner, 4 others
Advises national and multinational enterprises investing in Cyprus on competition and merger control issues and on any other matters relevant to EU law. Works closely with the firm’s Brussels office.
Contact: Nicholas Ktenas
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property, Information Technology & E-Commerce:
1 partner, 5 others
Advises on acquisition, registration and protection of copyright, designs, patents and trademarks, licensing and franchising and IP enforcement actions. It also advises on Privacy matters, IT contracts, e-commerce and consumer protection.
Contact: Nicholas Ktenas
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
9 partners, 30 others
Deals with domestic and international commercial and contract disputes, administrative law, admiralty, international trade law, land, matrimonial and personal injury cases, debt collection, defamation, negligence and other torts, and conducts domestic and international arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR.
Contact: Chrysanthos Christoforou
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Immigration:
1 partner, 3 others
Deals with all issues related to real estate, including acquisition and sale, due diligence for acquisitions, estate planning and succession for HNWIs. Extensive immigration experience including citizenship applications and, employment and residence permits.
Contact: Christos Vezouvios
Email: [email protected]

Tax & International Tax Planning:
2 partners, 25 others
Advises on tax law and treaties, plans multinational structures and handles tax disputes. A specialist team focuses on tax planning and wealth management for HNWIs and UHNWIs.
Contact: Kyriacos Xenophontos
Email: [email protected]