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Antoniou, McCollum & Co has a leading name in EU and competition matters, where it advises clients such as Starbucks, Unilever and Visa Europe. Anastasios Antoniou is highly experienced in such work.

Maria Kyriacou heads the ‘very capable and responsive’ team at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC. The large and specialised department acted as local counsel to provide merger control advice regarding the acquisition of control of a company in the aviation sector. Advocate Evyenia Kelly Epaminondou is ‘very practical’ and advocate Elena Christodoulou ‘always stays on top of every detail’.

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC’s ‘solid’ team is representing Daimler AG in proceedings before the Administrative Court of Cyprus to challenge the legality of a decision by the Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC). Google is another key client. Kypros Chrysostomides heads the team, which includes Anna Rossides and George Mountis.

Lellos P Demetriades Law Office has a proven record in EU and competition matters, where it is advising clients in the tobacco, pharmaceuticals, concrete and food and beverages industries. Achilleas Demetriades is recommended.

Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office’s ‘meticulous’ team ‘quickly comes to grips with complex issues’. The ‘vastly experienced’ Polyvios Panayides is a key member of the practice, which has extensive experience of dealing with merger control notifications before the CPC and of working with leading international law firms on complex multi-jurisdictional filings.

Ioannides Demetriou LLC has substantial regulatory experience and is skilled at representing clients before the CPC. Pambos Ioannides and Andrew Demetriou are names to note.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC recently acted for Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP during an investigation by the Central Bank of Cyprus into the Cypriot banking sector. Menelaos Kyprianou is well regarded.

Tasos Coucounis heads the team at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC that continues to represent Y Karydas Drive & Fly before the Cyprus Competition Commission.

Chryssafinis & Polyviou LLC is skilled at handling competition litigation and merger clearance procedures. Polis Polyviou is the key contact.

Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous LLC regularly advises Lukoil Cyprus on EU and competition matters. Loucas Koushos is the name to note.

Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & Co LLC is currently representing a leading Cypriot bank before the CPC. Dimitris Papadopoulos is the main figure.

Prountzos & Prountzos LLC’s ‘in-depth knowledge of EU energy law in particular is second to none’. The ‘capable’ team handles a vast array of public procurement matters. Charalambos Prountzos is ‘very experienced’.

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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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