Elias Neocleous is vice-chairman and head of the corporate and commercial department of Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC. He is a graduate of Oxford University and a barrister of the Inner Temple, and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1993. He is a founder member of the Franchise Association of Greece, a member of the International Bar Association and the International Tax Planning Association, an honorary member of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies, honorary secretary of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry and serves on the committee of STEP Cyprus. His main areas of practice are banking and finance, company matters, intellectual property law, international trade, tax and trusts and estate planning, and he has many publications to his credit in the fields of corporate, taxation and trust law.