“The greatest risk in life is not taking one.”

Philippos is an award-winning legal business strategist, author, trainer and speaker

He helps organisations prepare for the future of work and advises law firms in the fields of human capital development and organisational agility.

During his fifteen-year legal career, he accumulated substantial experience in the areas of legal practice management and human capital development and his work has been featured in Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Law Business Research and elsewhere.

Philippos team has worked with Clifford Chance, Baker McKenzie, Freshfields, Debevoise & Plimpton, Allen Overy, Wolf Theiss, White & Case and Hengeler Mueller and served clients the likes of Kellog's, Staples, Callaway Golf, Coutts, Harvard Management and many others.

He is an experienced business coach who helps lawyers tap into their full potential (European Mentoring & Coaching Council – EQA Foundation level accreditation) as well as a Certified HRDA Trainer.

He’s also an established songwriter. His song ‘Shineʼ, performed by the popular male duo Stereo Soul, was selected by Europa Donna for its 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Philippos lives in Limassol with his wife and their three children.

Legal Career Highlights

  • Senior Partner with Elias Neocleous & Co LLC (until May 2018)
  • Practising advocate licensed by the Cyprus Bar Association (until 2019)
  • Deputy Head of Human Resources (Lawyers Committee) 
  • Acted on the Board of Directors of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (until June 2018)
  • Admitted as a barrister (Inner Temple) in England & Wales in 2004 (non-practising)
  • Graduated from the Inns of Court School of Law, City University (London),2003
  • LLB, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom, 2003
  • Robert Kennedy College (Switzerland) Tax Course Graduate
  • Acted as a member of the International Tax Planning Association  
  • Acted as a licensed insolvency practitioner 

Awards / Accreditations

  • Ranked as Leading Lawyer for 2017 by IFLR 1000 in the areas of Financial and Corporate Law
  • Recommended by Legal500 for 2017 in the fields of Banking and Finance and Tax
  • Ranked as Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) for 2018 and 2019 by IFLR 1000 in the areas of Financial and Corporate Law

Often commented on by Leading Legal Rating Houses:

  • Philippos Aristotelous is a ‘safe pair of hands on complicated deals’” Legal 500 (2018 edition) (Commercial, Corporate and M&A)
  • Philippos Aristotelous is ‘vastly experienced’ – Legal 500 (2018 edition) (Tax)
  • The ‘very quick’ Philippos Aristotelous also [has] an excellent reputation” – Legal 500 (2017 edition) (Banking & Finance)

He is the published author of the book "The MARVEL of Engagement

Turning Passive Employees into Active Ambassadors" that has been described as "the concise bible of employee engagement theory and practice"

In a world where we are constantly connected those with the best people skills win. The Marvel of Engagement will teach you a set of practical and effective skills that will help you in every area of your life.

Stathis P. Stasis

The MARVEL of Engagement is a book that provides the concepts, the tools and the roadmap required by executives and managers alike to help them reach a calmer state of mind.

Xanthos Sarris

At last, a timely, thought-provoking and hopeful book for leaders on managing into the digital age. Well-structured and balanced with concepts, stories and practical tools for enhancing engagement.

Yangos Hadjiyannis

Written in a conversational style with stories and real-life examples to illustrate key concepts, MARVEL touches on the increasingly challenging topic of employee engagement providing insightful tips and practical tools.

Kyprianos Christofides

The book provides thought-provoking and fascinating insight into the challenging world of future-focused people management. It offers compelling concepts and highly useful tools for improving employee engagement.

Despina Panayiotou

Void of fluff or filler, Philippos Aristotelous cuts to the chase to provide a practical resource to help any leader turn her team of disengaged workers into ambassadors.

Kristin A. Sherry

Philippos in the Press

Netcast Zone
"Podcast at Netcast Zone" 06/02/2020
Interview GOLD
"Lunch with Gold" 19/01/2020
Interview Philenews
14/12/2019 (The Rise of Soft Skills)
InBusiness
MARVEL tour (Cyprus Institute of Marketing) 10/12/2019
InBusiness
MARVEL tour (WISTA Cyprus) 28/11/2019
Interview GOLD
August 2019 issue
Interview Phileleftheros
10/07/2019
Interview InBusiness
21/06/2019
Interview GOLD
May 2019 issue
Interview Phileleftheros
05/10/2018
Interview Phileleftheros
20/08/2018
Interview InBusiness
October 2013 issue
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