Neophytou & Neophytou LLC | Nicosia - Cyprus | Lawyers | Associates
We are associated with a number of well-respected, medium-sized accounting firms in Cyprus that provide for as much as 30% of our clientele. We are therefore in a position to provide accounting (through our associates) as well as legal services through our law office. Moreover, we are dealing in bulk -and on a daily basis- with working professionals, rather than with lay clients, which ensures a high standard and level of service provided to our clients.
We are also in association with legal professionals in all districts in Cyprus (Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos and Famagusta-Paralimni) with whom we share knowledge and expertise in various areas of law in order to provide a more comprehensive and thorough legal solution to our clients' special needs.
We are associated with a well-established law office as well as a ship management office in Piraeus, Hellas (Greece) employing more than 10 lawyers. This enables us to facilitate clients coming from Hellas (Greece), or local and international clients with special legal needs in Hellas (Greece) as well as in Cyprus. These interests are focused mainly around shipping operations and the setup and/or operation of shipping companies.
We are also affiliated with other Law Offices in Hellas, in Athens, in Thessaloniki, and in Crete.
We are associated with a number of accountants/ accounting firms in the United Kingdom as well as with solicitors' firms. This enables us to offer better and more comprehensive legal services to our international as well to our local clientele. We are also associated with property management companies in London that can facilitate us in areas of law such as real estate, administration of estates, trusts, etc. We are also in direct contact with Banks, Marine Insurance companies and Charterers in London UK, thus enabling us to facilitate ship management services to our clients.
United States of America (USA)
We maintain a good working relationship with attorneys in the USA (New York NY (Long Island), Chicago IL, Peoria IL, Cincinnati OH, Los Angeles CA, Houston TX, Boston MA, and in the State of Delaware). Through our highly respected and dependable associates we can provide high quality legal services in various multi-jurisdictional, commercial, and non-commercial legal disputes, in areas of law such as Admiralty/Shipping Law, Employment Law, Personal Injuries Law (P.I. LAW), Administration of Estates, International Trusts (Conservatorships), Company Law, and Immigration Law.
South Africa has always been considered as an "island" jurisdiction, with strong and independent economy, solid industry infrastructure and strong dominion in the south hemisphere of the African continent. Furthermore South Africa maintains a considerable Greek community that lives there in prosperity. We maintain a number of clients from South Africa with special needs in international real estate asset management, the setup and administration of offshore international trusts as well the drafting of wills and the carrying out of probate actions.
Italy is one of the 7 most industrially developed countries in the world where many multinational companies exist. Many Italian clients wish to register Cyprus commercial and noncommercial Companies, register real estate assets in Cyprus companies and utilize extensive Cyprus bank facilities. For this reason we maintain good working relationships with Lawyers and Notaries in Rome, Milano and Sicily who help us in Real Estate, Employment, Commercial and Company Law matters in Italy. We take pride working at the Civil Tribunal of Rome whereas we also attend frequent seminars and courses about various aspects of Italian Law. Due to the increasing number of Italian clients, and as a gesture of appreciation to our respected Italian clients, our website has been translated in Italian language as well, effective, August 2009.
France, along with the Federal Republic of Germany, constitutes the core of the European Union. We offer legal services to French businesses in the areas of Transport Law, Construction Law, Company Law, Business & Commercial Law, Contract Law, Employment Law, EU Law and Admiralty/Maritime Law.
Albeit Belgium is considered as the capital of Europe and Brussels viewed as the capital city of Europe, Belgium is also a significant tourist as well as industrial centre. We maintain a good working relationship with Belgian as well as Dutch companies in the tourist and maritime industries/ shipyards. We are in position to offer high quality legal services in the areas of Employment Law/ EU Law, Contract Law, Company Law and Banking Law.
Moreover, we have visited the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Brussels numerous times in actions brought against Turkey for its illegal 1974 military invasion and continuous occupation against Cyprus, thus depriving 200,000 Greek refugees to enjoy their properties in the illegally occupied areas of Cyprus.
Romania is a jurisdiction in which there has been observed a real estate booming in the past decade. We have identified the need for local representation of international clients in Romania and we therefore have set up associations with Greek lawyers operating from Romania.
Due to its relative close proximity, stable banking system and favorable taxation system, Cyprus is preferred by an increasing number of Israeli businesses to serve as their base. This allows them to operate in European soil as well as it allows them to enjoy the many tax benefits offered under the Cyprus legal framework. We offer high quality legal services to a number of venture capitalists while keeping their costs to the absolute minimum.
Republic of Moldova
Moldova is an Easter European jurisdiction in which there have been traditionally very strong ties of friendship due to the historical connection between the Russian Empire and the Greek nation struggling to obtain its freedom from the Ottoman Turks. Moldova has very competitive taxation system and serves as a gateway to the Russian, Ukrainian and Romanian markets. We maintain strong business contacts in Moldova on the corporate level, thus enabling us to provide comprehensive legal services to our clients.
Since the fall of the former Soviet Union, Russia has proved to be one of the most evolving and promising capitalist markets with considerable investments in Cyprus, both in banking as well as in commercial activities. We are associated with a number of accountants/ accounting firms offering accounting services to Russian clients operating from Cyprus. Our function focuses mainly in companies formation and in the provision of legal services with respect to legal management consultancy, i.e. taxation planning, administration of estates, international trusts, etc. We also maintain a working relationship with Russian Lawyers handling cases of contract disputes in the Courts of Cyprus.
Ukraine has proved a fertile ground for the grow of international trade. We maintain a number of clients from Ukraine usually accommodating requests for Bank loan applications, the maintenance of companies and the drafting of various legal instruments.
We maintain contacts with working professionals from Bulgaria, as well as from other Eastern European countries. We mainly offer corporate services such as the setting up and administration of companies under the legal status of appointed directors and nominee shareholders, advice in acquiring real estate, as well as taxation and estate planning.
We maintain excellent contacts with working professionals from Serbia that enable us to offer legal services in various areas of law including but not limited to commercial, business and contract law. We also offer corporate services such as the setting up, administration and management of companies under the legal status of appointed directors and nominee shareholders.
Brazil is one of the richest countries in natural resources including steel, agricultural and dairy products, as well as industrial products. Brazil is also one of the leading nations in cosmetic surgery applications and research. We maintain good working relations with law professionals in Recife, Rio De Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paolo that can accommodate the special needs of our clients, including real estate conveyance in Brasilia.
Germany is at the core of the European Union and many products and services pass through German soil before they can reach their final destination. We maintain contacts with working professionals as well as with German Rechtsanwalts - Steuerberaters (Advocates) and deal with commercial disputes in the cross-border provision of goods and services. We also provide corporate services such as the setting up and administration of companies under the legal status of appointed directors and nominee shareholders. This enables Germans to take full advantage of Cyprus preferential taxation system, while at the same time they continue to operate in Germany and other European countries.
Due to the U.S./N.A.T.O. military attack, invasion, occupation and destruction of Iraq's infrastructure and social hierarchy, many Iraqi refugees, mainly of Arab and Palestinian descent, seek refuge in Cyprus. We provide legal services in the areas of Immigration Law, Real Estate Law and Employment Law.
Over the last years the Iranian market and economy has demonstrated its capacity to grow and expand beyond the limits of the Persian Gulf. An increasing number of Iranian business-men are selecting Cyprus as their base, mainly because they consider Cyprus as gateway to Europe. We maintain a good working relationship with an increasing number of Iranian clients and we offer legal services such as Company Formations, Conveyance, Contract Law, Real Estate Law, Immigration Law, Employment Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, etc.
Hong-Kong - People's Republic of China
China's exports are at all-times high and many of China's export companies are based in Hong-Kong. Hong-Kong has an excellent Banking system and a legal system that follows the universally accepted rules of the English common law. We maintain strong ties and a very good working relationship with Chinese as well as English Lawyers and Accountants operating from Hong-Kong and cooperate with them in matters such as company formations, company searches, the drafting of international commercial contracts, the drafting of charter-party contract agreements, etc. We offer high quality legal services to a number of venture capitalist companies while we always endeavor to keep their costs to the absolute minimum.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) - Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Bahrain - Qatar
UAE along with Qatar and Bahrain are three of the fastest growing economies in the world. There exist numerous investment opportunities to many international venture capitalists as well as business opportunities in many areas of international trade. This makes it necessary to acquire and maintain a good working knowledge of the laws and regulations of commercial, business and contract agreements, including Sharia Law. This has been achieved through the establishment of direct legal and business affiliates in Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Qatar and Bahrain.