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Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial


Senior Associate


Elena  is a specialist in corporate and commercial law, specialising in tax and EU law. Elena principally focuses on international and European tax law, particularly as regards state aid, and EU law generally, providing clients from diverse sectors with international tax advisory and business structuring solutions and advice on EU regulatory and compliance matters.

Elena’s experience is as follows:

  • Advises trustees of Cyprus trusts on tax-effective structures for acquisition, holding and ultimate disposal of assets
  • Advises international companies on advanced business structuring issues
  • Hostile mandatory public takeover for a company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • Providing Cyprus tax advice on the tax treatment of a new alternative investment fund for limited number of persons (AIFLNP), the transfers of various valuable assets to the AIFLNP as well as the various income streams and operations concerning the AIF and its unitholders.


Speaks Greek and English


Admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2012


Graduated in law from the University of Surrey, UK, 2010, having been awarded a scholarship for all three years

LLM in International Commercial Law, University of Cardiff, UK, 2011

Lawyer Rankings

Cyprus > Tax

(Rising stars)

Elena ChristodoulouElias Neocleous & Co LLC

Elias Neocleous and Kyriacos Xenophontos lead the large group at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC, which is well-known for its ability to handle complex cross-border work; this includes devising and implementing innovative and tax-efficient structures for international transactions. It also has extensive experience of tax litigation and advises on a significant number of tax issues relating to employee share schemes and pension schemes. Clients include large international corporations, high-net-worth individuals and government organisations. The firm regularly works with major international law firms, including most of the Magic Circle and largest American firms and also acts for large corporations and government organisations. In addition, the department carries out a substantial amount of personal tax work for very wealthy individuals and their advisers. Elena Christodoulou is another name to note.

Cyprus > EU and competition

(Rising stars)

Elena ChristodoulouElias Neocleous & Co LLC

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC‘s excellent team assists clients with their dealings with the CPC and it has a wealth of experience in merger control work. It has considerable strength in various sectors such as shipping, and more recently, in betting. On the contentious side, the group is recommended for its EU litigation prowess. Elsewhere, the team works with specialists in data, privacy and cybersecurity team to assist clients with issues such as GDPR compliance. The group also works regularly with leading international law firm on various complex assignments. Brussels-based practitioner Nikos Korogiannakis and Ramona Livera in Nicosia co-head the department. Elena Christodoulou is another key individual. Nicolas Ktenas has left to set up his own firm.