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 possible. For the first time in the firm's history all our departments are ranked as 'Tier 1'. This is a feat which no other law firm in Cyprus comes close to matching.
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 which examines actual performance in a year and includes extensive contact with clients and other interested 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', whilst 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 recognized as 'Next Generation Partners' and six of our associates being singled out as 'Rising Stars'. We would like to thank all our clients and referees for their support and for their appreciation of the 'diligent and expeditious approach' that our staff consistently maintained even when faced with challenging circumstances.
Commenting on the listings Managing Partner, Elias Neocleous stated, "It is absolutely pleasing to see the tremendous effort made by all staff in the past year being acknowledged. 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."
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