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Elias Neocleous & Co LLC’s ‘excellent team’ is adept at advising multinationals on the local implementation of employment policies and amendments, and also frequently acts as local counsel to international law firms. Clients include The British High Commission in Cyprus. The ‘first-class’ Nicholas Ktenas heads the ‘capable and responsive’ practice, which has particular expertise in devising remuneration and incentive packages for senior employees. Clients appreciate that ‘a member of the team is always on hand to help’.

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC provides ‘a truly outstanding level of service and provides timely and spot-on advice’. Alexandros Taliadoros heads the team, which has ‘sufficient resources to be able to handle urgent requests well’. It advises on the full spectrum of employment, compensation and benefits issues. George Mountis is ‘very knowledgeable and efficient’; senior associate Yiannis Karamanolis gives ‘prompt, clear and practical advice’.

A. & E. C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros & Associates LLC is ‘excellent in terms of response times and the quality of work it provides’. It has been advising two large companies on redundancies and acted for a major bank in dismissal and disciplinary proceedings. Associate Anna Charalambous-Katsaros ‘has the business acumen and drive to complete projects on time and achieve the client’s objective’.

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC routinely advises on employment contracts and also recently advised temporary public workers on job retention. Alexandros Marios Coucounis heads the team.

Antoniou, McCollum & Co advises on the full spectrum of employment matters from providing guidance on the procedures for terminating employment to reviewing crucial employment issues in transactions. Clients include MetLife, H&M and GRS Recruitment. Anastasios A. Antoniou is well regarded.

C.Samir & Co. LLC’s ‘versatile and well-structured team’ handles complex and ‘high-profile matters with due care and in a timely manner’. Clients include an airline and a large coffee chain. The ‘pragmaticCharalambos Samir finds ‘innovative and creative solutions’.

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC has been advising on various matters, including redundancies at various Cypriot and international companies and financial institutions. George Georgiou is a key figure.

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  • Notional Interest deduction 11/17

  • Cyprus: Changes To The Inheritance Process Under European Succession Regulation 650/2012

    The growing importance of cross border successions within the European Union and the difficulties and complications resulting from the diversity of succession and private international law rules relating to succession, prompted the European Commission to examine the possibility of introducing a Regulation that would facilitate and streamline cross border successions.
  • A fight against corruption by the proposed introduction of Criminal Record Certificates for Companie

    Due to existing problems with regards to companies competing for the undertaking of public projects, on the 28 th  September 2015 the Cabinet decided to give an end to the scandals involving the squander of millions of public money by approving an amendment Bill, which would add to the conditions for public tenders, the requirement of providing a Criminal Record Certificate for legal entities. Until today, this was not required due to gaps and loopholes in the existing Law. Provided this Bill will be passed into Law by its publication at the Official Gazette of Cyprus, companies applying for public tender will be asked to produce a certificate that would show they have a clean criminal record.

    Lis Alibi pendens is Latin for "suit pending elsewhere" . Both Articles 27 and 28 of the EU Regulation 44/2001 regulate the existence of lis alibi pendens and related judicial actions. In particular it is a doctrine that regulates the jurisdictional relationship of courts hearing concurrent proceedings involving the same or related causes of action between the same parties pending in the courts of different Member States.
  • The new features under the Recast Regulation 1215/2012

    The significance of the EU Regulation 44/2001 is well known as its rules determine both the jurisdiction of courts in the EU in civil and commercial disputes and the conditions for the recognition and the enforcement of their judgments in other EU member States.

    Case C-28/26 - Examines the right of a holding company to deduct input VAT on services acquired in the interest of its subsidiaries where those services are offered to its subsidiaries with no consideration.
  • European Commission proposes new VAT rules to support e-commerce and online businesses in the EU

    On 1 December 2016, the European Commission has published proposals to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. Particularly, the proposed changes, aiming to allow start-ups and SMEs, to buy and sell goods and services more easily online.
  • Unjust Banking Practices in Swiss Franc Loan Agreements

    The Cypriot banking system is currently being confronted with the issue of providing foreign loans and in particular Swiss francs to both locals and foreigners to cover their housing requirements. Of principle concern in Cypriot and European Courts are the banking practices used in attracting clients to these financial institutions. It seems that misinformation through the use of various means of bank notifications and practices point towards the use of the distortion and the concealment of essential information to borrowers. The Cypriot banking system (that is sanctioned by European banking) in the provision of Swiss Francs did not in most cases provide a complete and proper briefing of the risks involved in these types of loan contracts that also incorporated exchange and interest rate fluctuations.


    The European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) in the Gazprom Case (2015) held that anti-suit injunctions issued by arbitral tribunals in relation to the pursuit of Court proceedings within the EU, are not incompatible with the Brussels Regulation. The ECJ held that the BrusselsRegulation does not prevent a Court in an EU Member State from recognizing and enforcing an award containing such an anti-suit injunction, either pursuant to national law, or the New York Convention.

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