Advocate/Managing Partner


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Practice areas:

Capital markets
Investment funds
Private equity

Industry sectors:

Natural resources
Technology and telecommunications

Elias has long and deep experience in providing international businesses and organisations with advice at the highest level on matters including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investment, business structuring, corporate governance and tax and international tax planning. He is widely recognised as a leading adviser to private clients on wealth management issues including family and charity trusts, family foundations, tax law, domicile, and asset management.

Legal 500 quotes reports from clients describing Elias as a ‘consummate professional’ who is ‘at the top of his game’.

Elias is frequently invited to speak on Cyprus law at international events and has numerous publications on Cyprus corporate and tax law to his credit. He has been selected by leading legal publishers to write the Cyprus chapter of reference works including Guide to European Company Laws, Doing Business in Europe, and European Cross- Border Estate Planning (Sweet & Maxwell), Joint Ventures in Europe, International Tax and Investment Service, and Planning and Administration of Offshore and Onshore Trusts (Tottel Publishing).

  • The shipping department of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is proud to have assisted Royal Caribbean Group in registering the cruise ship, “Spectrum of the Seas”, under the Cyprus flag. Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the world’s largest cruise companies and, as has already been announced, it plans to open an office in Cyprus later this year. The office will be based in Limassol and is intended to support ship operations as the company looks to develop its Eastern Mediterranean business.
  • Elias Neocleous & Co LLC, together with Gofstein and Partners, has advised Zantemark Limited, operating under its brand name Yoloco, on setting up its operations and headquarters in Cyprus. Yoloco is a leading social data technology company aiming to revolutionize advertising through improving a brand’s ability to select the most effective ‘social media’ influencer to market its products. Elias Neocleous & Co LLC played a crucial role in the company’s decision to be based in Cyprus, and it is proud to have advised Yoloco on all legal aspects and related transactions from inception. Notably, it assisted Yoloco in matters relating to M&A, taxation, the registration of intellectual property rights, the drafting of all documents relevant to the company’s successful Seed II round of financing and, all incidental legal issues pertaining to the relocation to and establishment of operations in Cyprus. All work for Yoloco was undertaken by the Tech Law Department of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC, which was established specifically to support early-stage technology businesses on their journey towards significant growth and profitability.

  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity

  • Financial services
  • Accounting
  • Banking

  • Called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1992
  • Admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1993

  • Cyprus Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • STEP
  • International Academy of Estate and Trust
  • International Tax Planning Association
  • Association européenne d'études juridiques et fiscales

  • Graduated in law from the University of Oxford in 1991