ANDREAS NEOCLEOUS & CO LLC was founded in 1965. It is an international law firm based in Limassol, Cyprus, with offices in Nicosia and Paphos. It also has offices in Moscow, Brussels, Budapest, Kiev and Prague and an extensive network of corresponding and associated offices in other countries with permanent representation arrangements in London, New York, Paris, Rotterdam, Zurich and Athens.
With 69 qualified lawyers and 6 tax consultants, all English-speaking, Andreas Neocleous & Co. is generally recognised as the leading international law firm in Cyprus. It is the only Cyprus law firm with ISO 9002 accreditation. It is also a leader in the Middle East, a position confirmed by its establishment of MELA, the Middle East Legal Alliance, a group of independent law firms in the Middle East created to enable them to cooperate for the benefit of their clients who have business in the region.
The firm has a broad practice, offering a full range of quality services to its international clientele, with the resources and experience to advise them on transactions and projects both in Cyprus and internationally. It has particular expertise and experience in investment via Cyprus into the dynamic economies of Central and Eastern Europe, advising clients on effective holding and finance company structures to maximize the benefits of Cyprus' extensive network of double tax agreements. With offices in Moscow, Prague, Budapest and Kiev staffed by experienced, locally qualified lawyers, Andreas Neocleous & Co. can deal directly with issues arising in the host country.
Cyprus' membership of the EU presents a number of opportunities and challenges. To tackle them, Andreas Neocleous & Co. has established Eunomos Three, a partnership with two other law firms in Cyprus, Markides, Markides & Co. of Nicosia and Antonis Andreou & Co. of Larnaca to cooperate on all major matters related to the EU and its acquis communautaire.
In 2000 the firm published its Introduction to Cyprus Law (2000), a unique comprehensive guide to Cypriot law and the legal history of the island. Work is now in hand on a second edition.
Member: ABA (Tax Section) Foreign Lawyers Forum, Associate Network (Lawyers). Cicero League of International Lawyers, Cyprus Bar Association, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, International Academy of Tax Advisers, International Attorneys Club. International Bar Association, International Business Law Consortium, International Fiscal Services, International Tax Planning Association, Mediterranean Maritime Arbitration Association, Offshore Institute. Reunite, Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners.