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TOP tier recommendations
Cyprus: Banking and finance
Within Banking and finance, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC is a first tier firm,
‘Valuable business partner’ Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC delivers ‘a prompt, high level, experienced service’. It recently advised a banking consortium (which included EBRD and the IFC, among others) on the financing of the development and reconstruction of St Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport. Andreas Neocleous is ‘a credit to the legal profession’ and ‘a problem-solver’. Elias Neocleous is also recommended. Former practice head Kyriacos Georgiades left the firm in December 2012 to establish a new practice.
Cyprus: Corporate and M&A
Within Corporate and M&A, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC is a first tier firm,
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC ‘always produces high-class work’ across the entire corporate, commercial and M&A space, including on ‘business-critical matters’. The team advised EFG Eurobank on local law aspects of a prospective merger with Alpha Bank. Other clients include Petrolia ASA, Kellogg Co, and Microsoft. Kyriacos Georgiades is ‘an excellent lawyer’, and Panos Labropoulos is ‘a true business lawyer with great business acumen’. Elias Neocleous heads the practice.
Cyprus: Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC is a first tier firm,
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC’s ‘first-class’ practice is highly active across a range of disputes, and is recognised as ‘one of the best when it comes to asset tracing and recovery cases’. It is acting for Hemslade and two associated companies in fraud actions against Bank of Moscow (and others). Practice head Panayiotis Neocleous and Costas Stamatiou are ‘outstanding’. Antonis Glykis is noted for professional indemnity matters, and Christos Melides is also recommended for judicial review and administrative law cases.
Cyprus: EU and competition
Within EU and competition, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC is a first tier firm,
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC’s EU and competition practice has extensive experience in merger clearance and notifications to the Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC). It recently obtained clearance for Marks and Spencer Group plc’s proposed acquisition of the whole of Marks & Spencer Marinopoulos, which has exclusive rights to operate stores in Greece, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. Maria Kyriacou heads the team.
Cyprus: Intellectual property
Within Intellectual property, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC is a first tier firm,
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC’s full-service IP practice continues to advise Four Seasons Hotels and Four Seasons Holdings on registering the Four Seasons trade mark in Cyprus. Nicholas Ktenas heads the practice, which also has experience advising clients on IP rights protection and licensing.
Cyprus: Maritime and admiralty
Within Maritime and admiralty, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC is a first tier firm,
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC has a comprehensive shipping practice spanning contentious and non-contentious matters. It recently acted for maritime business BW Group on a $500m indenture between BW and HSBC. The group also defended Maersk Line (and affiliate Seago Line) against a €500m compensation claim arising from the carriage of goods by sea. Panayiotis Neocleous is ‘insightful and good with clients’, and Costas Stamatiou is also recommended.
Cyprus: Real estate
Within Real estate, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC is a first tier firm,
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC’s real estate practice supports the firm’s work across other disciplines in addition to handling standalone matters. It has been kept busy undertaking reviews of the security underlying clients’ loan portfolios. It is also advising Cypriot property company Hassapis Group and the University of Central Lancashire on a joint venture to establish a branch of the university in Cyprus. Lefkios Tskikkinis heads the practice. Christos Melides and Chrysanthos Christoforou are recommended for litigation.
Within Tax, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC is a first tier firm,
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC’s tax and international tax planning group supports all other practice areas of the firm, with a strong emphasis on handling tax-efficient structures for international transactions. It recently advised Spiral Solutions on the establishment of a financial services business. Elias Neocleous has ‘a very practical approach and deep knowledge’. Andreas Neocleous and Panos Labropoulos are also recommended. Kyriacos Georgiades left the firm.
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- Banking and finance : Banking and finance
- Corporate and M&A : Corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution : Dispute resolution
- EU and competition : EU and competition
- Intellectual property : Intellectual property
- Maritime and admiralty : Maritime and admiralty
- Real estate : Real estate
- Tax : Tax