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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Double Tax Treaty between Cyprus and Kazakhstan

A DTT between Cyprus and Kazakhstan has been signed and ratified by Cyprus on the 15th of May 2019. The DTT is expected to “enter into force’ as from the 1st of January 2020, provided that the various legal procedures involved are finalized. Kazakhstan currently has the largest and strongest performing economy in Central Asia.

Is “Substance” the current Buzzword?

It seems that one of the latest buzzwords in the field of international tax planning is “substance”. The term “substance” is frequently used to indicate real/physical presence of legal entities in their country of tax residence, as opposed to the use of the so called “shell” or “conduit” companies for obtaining certain tax, or double tax treaty, benefits.


July 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by Stelios Americanos & Co.

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Our Family Grows Ch. P. Savvides & Associates LLC is a highly reputable, young and energetic law firm based in Nicosia actively involved in Financial & Investment Regulatory Compliance, Litigation & Insolvency, Corporate Law and a pioneer in providing legal advice for innovative technology business ideas and Blockchain.

International Business in Malta in the light of recent EU Tax Matters

Over the past twenty odd years, Malta has become an international hub for foreign direct investment (FDI). A solid services sector combined with seasoned professionals across a multitude of industries have helped the FDI business model flourish, placing Malta on the map within the European Single Market as a business base of choice for many.

Licensed Insolvency Practitioners

Two of our Senior Associates, Mrs Nasia Papakonstantinou and Mr Christos Ioannou, successfully passed their Insolvency Practitioners examinations and are now officially included in the Cyprus Insolvency Service (ISC).

Post Brexit future for UK businesses

The proposed UK-EU agreement has been rejected for a third time by the Members of Parliament in UK. Consequently, uncertainty persists due to no deal and therefore the following concerns arise: whether a deal will happen at all, what the terms of that deal might be and whether there will be a second referendum.

Blockchain Services in Cyprus

June 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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Cyprus as your Blockchain Jurisdiction of choice

Cyprus being an EU jurisdiction with a well-organized and regulated regime in full compliance with European legislation, provides additional comfort to prospective investors to rely on ICOs or STOs having Cyprus as their base. Further, Cyprus has a favorable tax system along with an extensive network of the double tax treaties making Cyprus an ideal jurisdiction from a financial aspect as well for both the issuing company and the investor. The flexible and well-organized infrastructure of Cyprus as well as the low costs for setting up an office in Cyprus for the ICO or STO project, are some additional advantages to be considered favorably for such a choice of jurisdiction.


June 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by Stelios Americanos & Co.

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Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. The Cyprus Ministry of Finance has presented to the Parliament legislation in view of the implementation of the European Union Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive.

Re-domiciliation of foreign companies to Cyprus

June 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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As from 28.7.2006, the Companies Law Cap.113 (the “Law”) has been amended and the re-domiciliation of foreign companies to Cyprus is permitted, as per the provisions of the Law.

Foreign companies that are established and operating abroad that consider changing their seat, have the choice to re-domicile to Cyprus and continue their operations uninterrupted as a Cyprus registered company and benefit from the advantages Cyprus, as a European jurisdiction, has to offer.

The purpose of this brochure is to provide a summary as to why a foreign company may consider moving its seat to Cyprus and the procedure of re-domiciliation that needs to be followed, as per the Law.

Takeover Law: An overview

The primary source of legislation relating to public M&A transactions in the Republic of Cyprus is the Law to Make Provision for Public Takeover Bids for the Acquisition of Securities of Companies and Related Matters, Law 41(I)/2009 (“Takeover Law”).

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