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All Elias Neocleous departments ranked ‘Tier 1’ by Legal 500


The 2021 Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa rankings have been released and we are delighted to report that Elias Neocleous & Co LLC has been awarded the highest rating. For the first time in the firm’s history, all our departments are ranked as ‘Tier 1’. No other Cyprus law firm comes close to matching this feat.

The Legal 500 has been providing an annually updated, impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms in Cyprus since 1991. Its rankings are an authoritative guide to the expertise of lawyers and cover the widest range of practice areas of any such text. Rankings are based on a comprehensive research process examining actual performance in a year, including extensive contact with clients and related parties.

The evaluation is not restricted to the overall performance of a department; Legal 500 also seeks to identify individual lawyers whose performance justifies special commendation. We are gratified to note that 15 of our team have been singled out for special praise.

Significantly, all lawyers afforded special accolades in 2020 also retained them in 2021. Notably, Elias Neocleous (Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Tax) and Costas Stamatiou (Maritime and Admiralty) cemented their places in the ‘Hall of Fame’, while Nicholas Ktenas (Employment, EU and Competition) and Chrysanthos Christoforou (Dispute Resolution) retained their ‘Leading Lawyer’ status. More junior members of the firm were also honoured, with two of our partners recognised as ‘Next Generation Partners’ and six of our associates singled out as ‘Rising Stars’.

We thank all our clients and referees for their support and appreciation for the “diligent and expeditious approach” that our staff have consistently maintained, even when faced with challenging circumstances.

“It is absolutely pleasing to see the tremendous effort made by all staff in the past year being acknowledged,” said Managing Partner, Elias Neocleous, commenting on the listings. “All departments thoroughly deserve the rating given, and our clients can be assured that we have no intention of resting on our laurels – our aim always is to improve on what has gone before.”

View the rankings in full and discover what our clients say about us by clicking here.

For more information, please speak with your usual contact at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC.

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