Elias graduated in law from Oxford University in 1991 and is a barrister of the Inner Temple. He was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1993 and has been a partner in Andreas Neocleous & Co since 1995. He currently heads the firm's corporate and commercial department as well as the specialist banking and finance, tax and company management groups. His main areas of practice are banking and finance, company matters, international trade, intellectual property, trusts and estate planning and tax. Elias speaks Greek, English and Spanish, and has numerous publications to his credit in the fields of corporate, taxation and trusts law.