Once more Andreas Neocleous & Co achieves the distinction of being rated as a first tier firm in every practice area, demonstrating sustained, consistent quality in every specialisation.
Legal 500 reports clients’ feedback that the firm’s banking practice is “excellent on all fronts, providing clear and professional responses in a timely manner” and that the corporate team’s “services correspond to the highest level of professionalism and corporate ethics”. The dispute resolution team is “impeccable in all aspects” and the tax practice “quick and incisive”.
For a third successive year, Andreas Neocleous & Co is among the handful of firms worldwide to achieve the distinction of being rated in the top tier in every practice area assessed by Legal 500, evidence of sustained, consistent quality across the board.
Legal 500 comments that, “The banking and finance team at Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC has continued to inspire 'complete confidence'" and that “Clients are quick to praise Elias Neocleous`s corporate team for its ‘responsive and accurate legal advice’”. The dispute resolution team is praised for its “decisive handling of cases” and the tax group for its “excellent, high quality of service”.
Again, Legal 500 rates Andreas Neocleous & Co in the top tier in every practice area. Legal 500 comments: “Early mover in the international sector, Andreas Neocleous & Co leads the market. Kyriacos Georgiades heads the banking and finance group, 'whose quality and responsiveness is great. Elias Neocleous, 'an excellent lawyer who always advises in time', leads the corporate team with which clients are also 'very happy'".
In 2007 Legal 500 ranks Andreas Neocleous & Co in the top tier in every practice area across the board. This is a distinction achieved by no other firm in Cyprus and, indeed, by only a handful of firms worldwide.
Legal 500 praises the firm’s “highly professional and effective representation” and says: “The largest commercial firm on the island is Andreas Neocleous & Co, and one client ‘would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who has legal business in Cyprus’”.
Legal 500 comments: "Bench-mark firm for the new order is Limassol-headquartered Andreas Neocleous & Co which also offers offices in Nicosia and Paphos. The firm consistently attracts client accolades and now fields 56 lawyers in Cyprus and 22 overseas. Andreas Neocleous & Co has deservedly established a reputation for consistent high quality and performance".
Legal 500 comments: "Elias A Neocleous heads the well-established commercial practice at Andreas Neocleous & Co, which continues to attract the highest-profile clients and is also instructed as local counsel by several leading UK firms. Clients describe the firm as having an international flavour and a good understanding of European issues".
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For a third successive year Andreas Neocleous & Co tops the Cyprus rankings, consolidating and extending its lead over its competitors. Eleven partners are endorsed by Practical Law Company, almost twice as many as the next firm in Cyprus.
Andreas Neocleous & Co tops the PLC rankings for Cyprus, well ahead of its competitors. In the key corporate and commercial field, PLC says, “The largest law firm on the island, Andreas Neocleous & Co’s size and breadth of practice are key factors in helping it win instructions on complex cross-border transactions......The practice is praised by clients for its responsiveness and commercial awareness."
Andreas Neocleous & Co is one of the few Cypriot firms with a specialist EU department. This company has offices in locations across Eastern Europe and is generally recognised as one of the leading firms in Cyprus. The firm has well-regarded practices in most areas, but reported a particularly busy year for M&A.
Andreas Neocleous & Co has offices across eastern Europe, and name partnerAndreas Neocleous has recently been elected Vice-President of the Mediterranean Maritime Arbitration Association. The firm has particularly well-regarded practices in tax and trusts, offshore and HNWIs but is strong in most other practice areas covered.
Andreas Neocleous & Co is a highly respected full-service firm. The firm has pre-eminent expertise in competition/anti-trust, backed by a dedicated European law team. It also excels in trusts, offshore and HNWIs, where it earns a leading rank. The firm achieves highly recommended status in four further key commercial areas - banking and finance, dispute resolution, M&A and tax.
IFLR describes Andreas Neocleous & Co as “a big firm, a full service firm ... [with] a lot of big transactions”, singling out transactions in Asia, Russia and Cyprus for comment as well as the firm’s involvement in multinational restructuring projects.
“Andreas Neocleous & Co is the largest and most internationally focused firm in Cyprus, capable of handling numerous demanding mandates at a time. In November 2008 Andreas Neocleous & Co moved to a new office in Limassol, building on its reputation as one of the best-equipped firms in the jurisdiction.
‘They are responsive and down to earth,’ says one client. ‘They know how to structure cross-border transactions and they know the needs of Russian clients ... how Russian [inbound and outbound] business works’”.
IFLR rates Andreas Neocleous & Co in a class of its own for financial and corporate work, the only Cyprus firm to achieve a Tier 1 ranking. It reports that, “Clients have only positive words to say about the firm: ‘You will find that Andreas Neocleous & Co are the best lawyers in Cyprus,’ says one”.
"Once again, Andreas Neocleous & Co retains its position as the lone tier one law firm in Cyprus. Competitors admit that the firm deserves to remain on top 'as they have done tremendously well over the last three to four years'. Clients are very complimentary of the 'very professional service', and one London client is particularly impressed by the 'good amount of attention and resources'".
"Andreas Neocleous & Co remains a premier legal firm in Cyprus, one market commentator saying that the firm has 'demonstrated careful analysis' in relation to various top-level transactions. The firm's lawyers are capable of conducting business in seven languages…"
"With 45 lawyers in Cyprus, Andreas Neocleous & Co is one of the biggest law firms in the country. It has a further 22 lawyers practising in offices in Moscow, Kiev, Prague and Budapest. The firm has recently added to its numbers, with associates Michaella Tsikkini joining from Richards Butler in London and Thomas Forsch joining from Law Office Acker Choquette in Dubai".
Chambers & Partners
Andreas Neocleous, chairman of the firm, is awarded Chambers & Partners’ top “senior statesman” recognition, the only Cyprus lawyer to be so recognised.
Chambers & Partners reports that: “this firm stands out for its depth of knowledge, accomplishment and speed of response and quotes clients saying that ‘if you do a cross-border or local merger, it’s better to go to who you believe is the best in the market. This firm is the one to go to for more complex transactions.’ The team possesses a wealth of experience and is one of the few that ‘gives you a straight answer and tells you what to do rather than offering too many alternatives.’”
Elias Neocleous is singled out for praise as “a hard-working and dedicated team player who epitomises the responsiveness and reliability of the firm, ensuring everything runs smoothly.” and other members of the team are described as “always comprehensive in their analysis of the questions they are asked".
Andreas Neocleous & Co receives more top-tier ratings than any other Cyprus firm. It is top-rated in the key practice areas of corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, real estate and tax. Chambers & Partners quotes clients’ praise for the team’s “outstanding ability to structure solutions within a short timeframe,” and its “effective communication with clients”.
"Once again alone at the top of the rankings, the gap between this Cypriot colossus and its competitors remains substantial. Impressed clients speak of the team exceeding expectations with their professionalism, credentials and experience. The lawyers' commercial understanding is also singled out".
"Cyprus's largest law firm is the clear market leader and continues to expand. Described to researchers as sophisticated professionals with a clear understanding of domestic and international legal provision, they are also said to be well connected - very good for smoothing the way and getting the deal done".
"Clients hail this corporate behemoth as an impressive outfit, which has the lawyers and expertise to handle anything on Cyprus. The group, the largest on the island with over 40 lawyers, also has offices in Moscow, Budapest, Kiev and Prague. One competitor endorsed it as the first firm that comes to mind on international business work".
"Clients find this proactive and well-connected international firm the closest to City of London quality you'll find in Cyprus. With almost 40 lawyers, the island's largest firm boasts a string of offices throughout Cyprus and Eastern Europe".
Chambers Europe rates Andreas Neocleous & Co as the overall leader in Cyprus, reporting client feedback on individual practice areas:
- Corporate and commercial: the department is “at the top of its game,” standing out for its “depth of knowledge, accomplishment and speed of response” and the “go-to firm for more complex transactions.” Chambers comments that “the team possesses a wealth of experience and can be relied on to provide clear, considered and commercial advice.”
- Tax: the firm is "Our first choice for tax advice in Cyprus. I would highlight its speed of reply, technical knowledge and ability to understand international issues."
- Shipping: Panayiotis Neocleous, who leads the “solid” shipping practice, is praised as "a real team leader, enthusiastic and able to provide solutions at a reasonable cost," Dispute resolution: "a team of great lawyers and litigators who are quick, personable and able to deal with complicated challenges."
- Real estate: the top-tier real estate practice is “solid and successful”.
The firm’s chairman, Andreas Neocleous, is the only Cyprus lawyer to receive the “senior statesman” accolade.
USA-based Best Lawyers is among the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In its first evaluation of lawyers in Cyprus, Best Lawyers awards Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC top ranking in every practice area.
International Tax Review European Tax Awards - Cyprus Tax Firm of the Year
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC confirmed its reputation as the premier tax firm in Cyprus by winning the Cyprus Tax Firm of the Year award for 2010 at the European Tax Awards organised by International Tax Review. First published in 1990, International Tax Review has established itself as the world's most authoritative magazine dedicated to international tax strategy. Its annual European Tax Awards are judged on the basis of innovation, technical expertise and market position in the field of cross-border taxation, based on detailed research which includes interviews with leading tax practitioners, private-practice lawyers, and in-house counsel.
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC wins InterContinental Finance Magazine’s Full Service Law Firm of the Year award for 2010
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC has been awarded the Full Service Law Firm of the Year award for Cyprus for 2010 by the readers of “InterContinental Finance Magazine”.
InterContinental Finance Magazine is an industry leading publication which highlights the very best advisors and financiers. Its awards are based on feedback from its 98,000 readers around the world.
Cyprus for tax legal work” , “Best law firm in Cyprus for M&A legal work” and “Best law firm in Cyprus for banking and finance legal work”.
Cyprus as well as Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year.
The awards identify and recognise excellence in the legal profession in more than 30 countries, with the winners being decided by an independent poll of readers and industry experts.
The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
Andreas Neocleous of Andreas Neocleous & Co is the number one practitioner in Cyprus for Corporate Tax legal expertise, according to the fourth edition of The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers published by Who’s Who Legal. Read more