Andrea studied her Bachelors of Law (LLB) Hons followed by her Bar Vocational Course in Manchester, UK.
Following completion of her Bar Vocational Course, Andrea began her training as an in-house advocate practicing Employment Law and dealing predominantly with high profile cases, case management, court hearings and arbitration.
In 2008, Andrea moved to Cyprus where she started her career at Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC, where she was involved in listings of IPOs, dealing with Stock Exchanges throughout Europe, as well as focusing on several other major financial services transactions.
Andrea then joined Vassiliades & Co LLC, whereby she become team leader, heading a team of 7 and managing a range of international clientele on high profile transactions, including the listing of large corporations valued at circ. 300 million on The London Stock Exchange and AIM.
Andrea recently joined Varnavas Playbell & Co. LLC as a Partner and heads The Financial Services Department. She currently advises and provides on going legal support to several of the largest investment firms in Cyprus and concurrently in several other jurisdictions as co-counsel on financial regulatory compliance, structures and distribution of financial services products and authorisations/approvals of new market principles and products.
Andrea also assists and advises on start up licence applications for Investment Firms and Alternative Investment Funds.
Her main focus areas are financial services, capital markets and securities regulation.
Andrea is a member of the Bar Association of The United Kingdom and a member of Lincoln's Inn.