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Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

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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:
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is among the largest firms in South East Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, with 134 lawyers and six tax consultants. All are English-speaking and members of staff speak most European languages, as well as major Asian languages. The firm is generally regarded as a regional leader, with a particular forte in cross-border work, advising international clients on all aspects of Cyprus and European law and handling the largest and most demanding cross-border assignments. Cyprus has considerable benefits for HNWIs, including an attractive citizenship by investment scheme, innovative residence rules and a non-domiciled regime giving complete tax exemption on investment income, and the firm has a specialist team serving HNWIs and UHNWIs and their home-country advisers.

Main Areas of Practice:

Admiralty & Maritime:

1 partner, 5 others
Deals with the 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:
2 partners, 11 others
Advises on the Cyprus aspects of major cross-border finance transactions, including all types of loans and derivatives. It has strong links with commercial and investment banks, trust companies and underwriters.
Contact: Panos Labropoulos
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial/Mergers & Acquisitions:
4 partners, 38 others
Advises on corporate management and governance, formation, merger and acquisition of companies in Cyprus and abroad, corporate reconstruction and reorganisation, capital raising transactions, and private equity work. It has particular expertise in investment via Cyprus to and from Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and South America.
Contact: Elias Neocleous
Email: [email protected]

Competition & EU Law:
1 partner, 4 others
Advises multinational enterprises investing in Cyprus on competition and merger control issues under domestic and EU law.
Contact: Maria Kyriacou
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property, Information Technology & E-Commerce:
1 partner, 6 others
Advises on acquisition, registration and protection of copyright, designs, patents and trademarks, licensing and franchising and passing-off actions.
Contact: Nicholas Ktenas
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
7 partners, 28 others
Deals with 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: 2 partners, 3 others Deals with all issues related to real estate, including agreements for buyers and sellers, expatriation of funds, estate planning and succession issues, particularly for HNWIs. Extensive experience in citizenship applications, employment permits, permanent residence permits and other immigration matters.
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 within the department focuses on tax planning and wealth management for HNWIs and UHNWIs in conjunction with their home country advisers.
Contact: Philippos Aristotelous
Email: [email protected]