ANDREAS NEOCLEOUS was born in Paphos, Cyprus.  He is the founder and Managing Partner of the law firm of Andreas Neocleous & Co.

He graduated in law from Athens University in 1964 and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1965.  He is a former member of both the Cyprus Parliament and the Cyprus Bar Council and is currently a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the International Bar Association, vice-president of the Mediterranean Maritime Arbitration Association and the International Academy of Tax Advisors.  He is also a member of the International Tax Planning Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association, Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies and is the National Reporter for the Foreign Lawyers Forum of the American Bar Association. 

His main areas of practice are general commercial law, banking and insurance law, arbitration law and maritime law and tax and corporate law.  He is listed as one of the top International Tax Lawyers in Euromoney’s International Tax Experts Guide.

Publications:  "Cyprus International Tax Planning" Published by Longman, 2nd Edition (1991); co-author of the chapters on Cyprus in "International Franchising Law" published by Matthew Bender (1993); "Enforcement of Foreign Judgments", published by Kluwer Law (1995), "International Taxation of Low-Tax Transactions", published by BNA Inc (1996), "International Agency and Distribution" published by Matthew Bender (1996); "International Execution Against Judgment Debtors", published by Sweet & Maxwell (1997), "International Protection of Foreign Investment", published by BNA Inc (1997), "International Banking Law & Regulation" published by FT Law & Tax (1998) and of Introduction to Cyprus Law by Andreas Neocleous & Co. (2000).  Numerous contributions to leading law journals and periodicals such as the Tax Planning International Review, International Tax Review, European Legal Business, International Financial Law Review, International Business Lawyer and Journal of International Banking Law.