Mr. Neofytos Pirilides is the Founder and Managing Partner of N. Pirilides & Associates LLC. He was born in Limassol in 1956. He studied Law at the University of Athens and obtained his LL.M degree from the University College of London (UCL), with specialization in Constitutional and European Law in 1980. He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 1981.
As a practicing litigant and indeed a fighting barrister, Mr. Pirilides has successfully handled numerous civil cases before the Cyprus Courts and has undoubtedly gained a vast, if not unmatchable, experience and expertise.
At the beginning of his career, Mr. Pirilides was one of the sole players on the pitch relating to shipping law matters, handling various ship registrations, ship mortgages as well as freight and admiralty claims. With the passage of time, his attention shifted and his skills were both directed and invested more in the fields of corporate and commercial litigation, including fraud, shareholders’ disputes, injunctive reliefs etc., whereby he has, and still enjoys, distinct success, being to-date actively involved in the legal representation of prominent local and international clients consisting of complex corporate structures of a multinational scale and international dimension.
Mr. Pirilides has indeed acquired a signature touch and particular know-how in the drafting of contracts which often act as the key solutions in big transactions.
Mr. Pirilides has acted for and against most of the key banking institutions in Cyprus and his winning of several banking law cases and in fact his establishment of precedents on this section of the law has transformed him into a rather popular figure in the banking law field and particularly a preferred negotiating figure on very ‘tender’ cases involving huge funds and high-end clients.
Throughout his career Mr. Pirilides has handled matters relating to tort, finance, corporate, mergers & acquisitions, insolvency, tax and international tax, trusts and estate planning, as well as intellectual property and has gained proficiency in arbitration proceedings as well as the recognition and enforcement proceedings of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.