Banking & Finance
Our specialist banking and finance team of Cyprus advocates and legal consultants is the largest and most experienced in Cyprus, with an unmatched record of success in servicing the increasingly complex and time-critical requirements of international financing transactions. Our team is at the cutting edge of technical innovation in the field and fully abreast of developments in banking and finance law in Cyprus and abroad, offering clients a breadth and depth of expertise that is only achievable through a focussed strategy of specialisation, given the complexity of modern banking and finance law. Our clients benefit from the highest quality of specialised advice on the Cyprus law aspects of loan and security transactions, whether cross-border or domestic, given promptly, efficiently and clearly. Our team includes several overseas lawyers who are familiar with the legal and practical requirements of the main destinations for investment from Cyprus. Elias Neocleous & Co LLC represents lenders, arrangers and facility agents on single-lender and syndicated, secured and unsecured loans, as well as borrowers, guarantors and security providers. All our clients benefit from our world-class resources, the unrivalled breadth of expertise and experience of our lawyers and the international reputation of our firm. We take pride that market-leading international businesses and organisations entrust us with their most important banking and finance affairs, which often include business-critical issues. Our clients include most of the leading Cyprus banks and financial institutions, most of the leading international commercial banks, investment banks and financial institutions and private equity funds, hedge funds and other asset managers. Our people have been involved in the lion’s share of major loan and security transactions involving Cyprus in recent years. domestic and cross-border loan and security transaction
Awards and Recognition
Tier 1 Legal 500 EMEA
The 2022 Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa rankings have been released and for the second consecutive year we are delighted to report that Elias Neocleous & Co LLC has received a Tier 1 rating in all nine categories reviewed. We are the only law firm in Cyprus to achieve this.
- Advised Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc and National Bank of Greece S.A. in relation to Cyprus law issues for a €300m 5¾% Senior Secured Notes due 2026, and the establishment of the Cyprus security package.
- Advised CPI Property Group SA on its €1.57bn joint all cash takeover with Aroundtown SA, of Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited made via the Cyprus entity Zakiono Enterprises Ltd and the Cyprus JVCo Tevat Limited.
- Advising the dealer manager, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, on all the Cyprus law aspects of a transaction in certain Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations involving the refinancing of Endo International plc and certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries.