Elias Neocleous leads the corporate and commercial department of Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC, Cyprus's largest firm of lawyers. Elias graduated in law from Oxford University in 1991 and is a barrister of the Inner Temple. He was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1993. His main areas of practice are cross-border mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, trusts and estate planning and tax. Elias is a founder member of the Cyprus Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and serves on its committee. He is a Vice President of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Elias has extensive and deep experience of advising in connection with cross-border investment projects using Cyprus's business-friendly tax regime, and of advising ultra-high net worth individuals, particularly from Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, on wealth structuring and tax and succession planning. Chambers Guide describes him as "unanimously recognised as a leading expert on international trust law".
He has many publications to his credit in the legal and tax field and is frequently called upon to speak on tax planning and related issues.