Publications

The Amended Cyprus IP Box Regime

01.03.2017

In late 2016,the Cypriot Parliament Approved The laws amending the Income Tax Law with respect the the application of the Cypriot Intellectual Property Regime...

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Global Legal Insights – Litigation & Dispute Resolution 5th Edition - Cyprus

30.11.2016

The Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2016 covers key topics including efficiency and integrity, injunctions,cross-border issues,disclosures and privilege costs and funding ,settlement and mediation, and arbitration and expert determination in 29 Jurisdictions

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Alternative Investment Funds 2016

06.07.2016

A practical guide into the Alternative Investment Funds published by Global Legal Group in 2016.The Cyprus chapter was contibuted by  Christina Sofocleous and Antigoni Hadjiyianni.

The Q & A Guide includes questions and answers on topics such as :

  •    Regulatory
  •    Fund Structures
  •    Taxation
  •    Disclosure of Information

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The Cyprus IP Tax Regime at a glance

16.09.2015

With the introduction of the new CyprusTax legislation on Royalties (IP Box Scheme) effective from 1st Jannuary 2012,Cyprus offers competitive inventives and Tax Exceptions on income...

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Recent Amendments to the Cyprus Tax System

09.09.2015

A number of significant amending bills to the tax laws of the Cypriot Tax System have been voted by the house of Representatives on July 2015 which we published in the official gazette on July 16 2015

 

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Alternative Investment Funds (AIF)

05.11.2014

The Alternative Investment Funds Law 2014, has enabled Cyprus to develop the fund industry and align it to the European directive of Alternative Investments Funds (“AIF”), thus strengthening the fund regime in Cyprus by creating an attractive, competitive, trustworthy and prestigious industry for the creation of investment activities...

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Cyprus International Trusts

13.10.2014

Following the reform of the Cyprus International Trust Law that took place in 2012, Cyprus has become one of the most attractive and competitive jurisdictions for the creation of trusts, providing asset protection and the possibility for the creation of wealth-holding structures meeting the needs of individuals worldwide.

 

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Cyprus Leasing of Yachts Regime

05.10.2014

In 2012 a special VAT regime covering the lease of pleasure yachts was adopted in Cyprus, making Cyprus one of the most attractive jurisdictions for Yacht Leasing in the EU....

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Belize Company formation

07.08.2014

Practical guide to Company formation in Belize

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British Virgin Islands Company formation

06.08.2014

Practical Guide to British Virgin Islands Company formation

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Delaware Company Formation

05.08.2014

Practical guide to Company Formation in the state of Delaware,USA

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Marshall Islands Company Formation

04.08.2014

Practical Guide to Company Formation in the Marshall Islands

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Trade Marks in Cyprus

03.08.2014

A  Q & A guide to Trade Marks includes questions and answers on topics such as:

·       Relevant Authorities and Legislation

·       Application for a Trade Mark

·       Registration      

·       Defences to Infringement

·       Absolute Grounds for Refusal      

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Practical Guide to Cyprus Company Formation

13.02.2014

A practical insight to the Cyprus Company Law and the incorporation of  a Cyprus Company

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Establishing a business in Cyprus

21.01.2014

This Q&A gives an overview of the key issues in establishing a business in Cyprus, including an introduction to the legal system; the available business vehicles and their applicable formalities; corporate governance structures and requirements; foreign investment incentives and restrictions; currency regulations; and tax and employment issues

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Cyprus Corporate Recovery and Insolvency law 2013

20.06.2013

A  Q & A guide to Corporate Recovery and Insolvency includes questions and answers on topics such as:

  • Issues Arising When a Company is in Financial Difficulties
  • Claims
  • Formal Procedures
  • Ending the Formal Procedure
  • Restructuring
  • Continuing the BusinessInternational 

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Private Client 2012

09.05.2012

 A  Q & A guide to private client work includes questions and answers on topics such as  :

  • Trusts and Foundations
  • Immigration Issues
  • General taxation
  • Taxation of Corporate Vehicles
  • Succession Planning

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Cyprus Real Estate

10.01.2011

The most important law that regulates real estate in Cyprus is The Immovable Property (Tenure, Registration and Valuation) Law, Cap. 224.
Furthermore the main specific laws that govern real estate in Cyprus are the following:...

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Cyprus_ Tax on Corporate Transactions

08.06.2010

The Q&A gives a high level overview of tax in Cyprus and looks at key practical issues including, for example: the main taxes, reliefs and structures used in share and asset sales, dividends, mergers, joint ventures, reorganisations, share buybacks, private equity deals and restructuring and insolvency.

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Legal Guide to dispute resolution in Cyprus

05.08.2009

In Cyprus, there are two types of courts, the Supreme Court and the subordinate courts.
 
The Supreme Court consists of a president, who is primus inter pares without any second or casting vote, and 12 members. The jurisdictions that are exercised by the Supreme Court are original and appellate civil and criminal. It has authority as the Supreme Constitutional Court ...

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International Arbitration

23.07.2008

Under Cyprus Law a creditor may mortgage or charge any immovable property and pledge, lien or impose a floating charge on any moveable property. The difference between the legal mortgage
and the fixed charge is that the property under mortgage is being transferred into the creditor's ownership with a right of redemption in case the loan or any other obligation will be settled, and then the
property will be ...

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Cyprus Mergers and Acquisitions

09.07.2008

Relevant Authorities and Legislation
 
1.1 What regulates M&A?
The following legislation regulates M&As in the Republic of Cyprus:
  • Public Offer Law 2007 (Law 41(I)/2007).
  • Cyprus Securities and Stock Exchange Law 1995 as amended.
  • Cyprus Securities and Stock Exchange (Public Offer for the
  • Acquisition of Securities and Merger of Companies Listed on
  • the Stock Exchange) Regulations of 1997 (the “Regulations”).
  • Companies Law Cap 113 sections 198-201.
  • Insider Dealing and Market Manipulation (Market Abuse)
  • Law 2005 (116(I)/2005) (“Market Abuse Law”).

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Corporate recovery & Insolvency law in Cyprus

18.06.2008

Issues Arising When a Company is in Financial Difficulties

1.1 How does a creditor take security over assets in Cyprus?

Under Cyprus Law a creditor may mortgage or charge any immovable property and pledge, lien or impose a floating charge on any moveable property. ...

 

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Corporate Governance Law in Cyprus

14.05.2008

Corporate governance involves the processes, people, and activities in place to ensure the smooth running of a company and in particular when looking at public listed companies. The process involves the management and internal control of the company with the aim of protecting shareholders/icreditors of companies listed in the Cyprus Stock Exchange ...

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Corporate Real Estate Law

07.06.2007

The Corporate Real Estate Multi-jurisdictional Guide provides practical analysis of topical cross-border issues and country-specific Q&A guides on real estate law and practice worldwide. The Q&A guide aims to give a structured overview of the key practical issues including, for example, real estate title, sale and purchase, real estate tax and finance, commercial leases and planning law.

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