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Project Finance 2018

October 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC.

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Mrs Stella Strati, Partner-Corporate Finance, and Mr Stylianos Trillides, Senior Associate, contributed the exclusive Cyprus chapter to the 7th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Project Finance 2018.

A call for specifying the “Pre-Marketing” concept within the AIFMD

October 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC.

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On the 12th of March 2018, the EU Commission via an explanatory memorandum (“Explanatory Memorandum”), adopted a package of further measures intended to deepen, unify and further integrate the capital markets sector of the 28 EU Member States.

Why Register a Cyprus Company

Anarticle by Mr. Michalis Economides, CEO | Advocate & Legal Consultant ofthe International Law Firm Chambersfield Economides Kranos

Business nowadaysoperates in an interconnected world, without any boundaries or limitations toprotect brands and companies from the merciless competition. 

In our era, due totechnological breakthroughs, competition is thriving and multi-attacking companiesand brands from various channels of communication; therefore entrepreneurs findthemselves in the difficult position of searching and finding the mostfavorable path to follow, for the achievement of economies of scales.

Currently, manyentrepreneurs are in the process of searching various ways on how they canmaximize their productivity and enhance their profitability by minimizing theiroperational costs.  One of the main scenarios they examine, due to itsendless possibilities, is the reincorporation or re domiciliation of theirbusiness activities in favorable markets. Even though this practice is verycommon, entrepreneurs should cautiously consider their options, since this pathcan be very costly, multifaceted and time consuming. 

Cyprus Scheme of Investors Naturalisation

New and updated Regulation on the Naturalization (Citizenship) of Investors in Cyprus byInvestment on the basis of subsection (2) of section 111A of the Civil RegistryLaws of 2002-2015

The Council of Ministers of theRepublic of Cyprus, on the 13th of September 2016 has issued an amendedRegulation in relation to the Scheme for Naturalisation (Citizenship) ofInvestors in Cyprus by Exception.

One of the main objectives ofthe economic policy of the Republic of Cyprus is to further encourage ForeignDirect Investment and to attract high net worth individuals to settle and dobusiness in Cyprus.

Key factors that make Cyprus anattractive destination for investment, is the highly specialized human capital,the reliable legislative and regulatory framework, the stable tax system andthe safety and stability conditions prevailing in the country.

Within this framework and takinginto account the strong investor interest, the Government of Cyprus hasestablished and revised a "Scheme for Naturalization of non-Cypriotinvestors by exception" on the basis of subsection (2) of section 111A ofthe Civil Registry Laws of 2002-2015, with specific incentives, terms andconditions and control procedures in order to prevent abuse.

Why Companies Need Professional Asset Portfolio Management

An Article by Mr Michalis Economides, CEO and Founder ofChambersfield Economides Kranos, Advocates & Legal Consultants

Asset management isessential if a company is to maximize the return on investment (ROI) to itsshareholders and stakeholders. Despite its importance, however, many numerouscompanies and entrepreneurs neglect it and fail to provide the necessaryattention to the procedures required for an efficient asset managementstrategy. This can lead to their investments underperforming and they may findthemselves exposed and vulnerable to significant risks, due to financialfluctuations and the constantly changing market environment.   

THE CYPRUS BANKING CRISIS General Court of the European Union Judgments in Cases T-680/13 & T-786/14

On 13 July 2018 the General Court of the European Union ("the Court") issued its judgments on the cases T-680/13 and T-786/14 whereby the claims for compensation based on non-contractual liability launched by several individuals and companies in relation to the Cypriot banking sector claiming damages from the European Union have been rejected.

Listing on the Emerging Companies Market of the Cyprus Stock Exchange

June 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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The Cyprus Stock Exchange provides to Cyprus and international companies a unique opportunity to list their shares or bonds on the Emerging Companies Market, a recognised eurozone unregulated exchange, which provides potential investors with an indication that the company is active and transparent, while the cost of listing is low comparing to the regulated market and other jurisdictions.

Brief Outline on Cyprus Taxation on Interest Dividends and Profits from the Sale of Titles

June 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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A. General

The below mentioned comments relate only to companies which are tax residents of Cyprus and refer to the worldwide income these companies may have. Precise reference to relevant provisions of the Income Tax Law or Special Defence Contribution Law, examples and definitions of terms used may be found in our separate extensive reports:-

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) through Cyprus The Tax & VAT aspect

May 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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ICOs have recently exploded and become an increasingly popular method of fundraising for start - ups and other companies with the intention to fund innovative projects based on the Blockchain technology.

New Cyprus law on data system security

New Cyprus law on data system security

The Security of Networks and Information Systems Law, Number 17(I) of 2018, implements articles 8 and 9 of EU Directive 2016/1148 on measures to achieve a high common level of security of network and information systems throughout the EU. It designates the Commissioner for Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation (Commissioner), appointed under article 5 of the Regulation of Electronic Communications and Postal Services Law 112(I) of 2004, as the national competent authority for the purposes of article 8 of the directive, with responsibility for coordinating the implementation of the cyber-security strategy and monitoring the application of the directive at national level.

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