Elias Neocleous & Co



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Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is among the largest firms in South East Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, with more than 140 highly-qualified, experienced professionals. 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.

Having pioneered the development of business ties between Cyprus and Russia, the firm has widened its market focus to include China, India and South America, acting for leading businesses, individuals and organisations from these regions. All staff are English speaking and members of staff speak most European languages and several Asian languages. The firm continues to invest in its human resources and infrastructure in order to provide clients with service of the highest quality.

Over many years Elias Neocleous & Co LLC has established itself as adviser of choice to international businesses and their advisers on the Cyprus law aspects of large international disputes. Cyprus holding and finance structures are used extensively, particularly in Eastern Europe, and disputes inevitably arise from time to time which fall to be resolved in Cyprus. In addition, parties to litigation and arbitration in other jurisdictions frequently seek orders over assets in Cyprus. The amounts at issue are often substantial, frequently running into billions of euros.

Dealing with the Cyprus law aspects of large international disputes in support of proceedings elsewhere accounts for a significant part of the dispute resolution department's activity, and there are particularly strong relationships with leading international law firms in this regard. In recent years the firm has pursued a parallel strategy of developing long-term relationships and becoming a strategic adviser to large international businesses, adding value to their operations.

In addition, Elias Neocleous & Co LLC carries out a great deal of domestic litigation, acting for local financial institutions including the largest local banks and insurance companies, and for other businesses, as well as individuals. Some of the domestic litigation is pure litigation such as debt collection, family law and professional negligence work; in other cases dispute resolution specialists support specialist staff in other departments such as intellectual property, competition, employment law and real estate in order to deal most effectively with contentious cases.

The dispute resolution department operates as four specialist teams, dealing respectively with:

  • Personal injury and insurance claims, professional and medical negligence cases, employers' liability claims and disputes, debt collection and certain types of criminal matter. 
  • Banking and finance disputes, hire purchase agreements, bankruptcy and insolvency law and family law. 
  • International trade law matters, trusts and equity, business contracts, company and partnership disputes and admiralty claims. 
  • Intellectual property disputes, administrative law, construction disputes and disputes relating to real estate. 

Everyone in the department specialises in a particular industry sector or field, such as insurance or intellectual property, giving a depth of resource and providing the next generation of specialist partners.

Last updated 1st November 2018