ELIAS NEOCLEOUS was born in Limassol, Cyprus.
Elias graduated in law from Oxford University in 1991. He is a barrister of the Inner Temple. In 1993 Elias was admitted to the Cyprus Bar. Elias is a founder member of the Franchise Association of Greece, a member of the International Bar Association, the International Tax Planning Association, an honorary member of the Association of Fellows of Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies and the Honorary Secretary of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Main areas of practice: Banking and finance, company matters, international trade, intellectual property, trusts and estate planning and tax.
Publications: Elias is an author of "Increasing Tax Opportunities for Treaty Havens", (1992); "Foreign Investments in China", (1993); "Asset Protection Planning and Cyprus International Trusts", (1994); "Legal Aspects of Ship Registration and Mortgages in Cyprus", (1994); "The Rights of Beneficiaries to Trust Information under the Cyprus International Trusts Law of 1992", (1996); "Takeovers and Mergers", (2002); "Cypriot Trust and International Companies", in Trust & Trustees, March 2003; "Movement of Capital Law abolishes exchange control restrictions and brings Cyprus closer to Europe" in Trust & Trustees, November 2003; "International tax aspects of the Cypriot holding company" by Tax Planning International (E.U Focus) July/August 2004; "Financial Services Firms Law" in International Business Lawyer, August 2004; "Cyprus Annual Report", ABA, (2005).
He is also a contributor to "International Trust Precedents" by FT Law and Tax, (2001) and "Offshore Trusts" by Kluwer Law International; author of the chapter on Cyprus in "International Securities Law & Regulation" by The Bureau of National Affairs Inc, (1998); "International Succession Laws" by Lexis Nexis Butterworths, (2002); "Planning and Administration of Offshore and Onshore Trusts" by Lexis Nexis Butterworths, (2003); "Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook 2003/04" by Practical Law Co; "Tax Law Handbook 2004" by Practical Law Co and "World Trust Survey 2005" by Trust & Trustees. He is also a co-author of "Introduction to Cyprus Law" by Andreas Neocleous & Co, (2000); "Tax Planning in the New E.U. Countries: Malta & Cyprus" by BNA International, (2005); co-author of the Cyprus chapter of "Practitioner's guide to Takeovers & Mergers in the EU" published by City & Financial Limited, (2008).