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

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or


Kinanis opens new office in Shanghai China

April 2016. Press Releases by Kinanis LLC (view listing).

Kinanis Opens New office in Shanghai China

3rd February 2016

 Kinanis Opens New Office in Shanghai China

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Recourse by Kinanis LLC v. Attorney General

November 2012. Press Releases by Kinanis LLC (view listing).

Important Judgment of the High Court dated 26/11/2012 which directly affects all lawyers' limited companies

Nicosia, Cyprus - Recourse by Kinanis LLC against the decision of the Attorney General acting on behalf of the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver

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September 2012. Press Releases by Kinanis LLC (view listing).

Kinanis LLC in association with the US-Ukraine Business Council organised a workshop in Kiev on the 12th September which focused on Wealth Management via the Cyprus International Trust and the updated Cyprus Tax legislation.

Corporate and Tax Departments of Kinanis LLC

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Kinanis Law and Consulting Launches New Office in Malta

September 2012. Press Releases by Kinanis LLC (view listing).

Sharpening its international profile and broadening its reach to Europe, Kinanis Law and Consulting proudly announces the opening of its new office in Malta, a jurisdiction with a favourable tax regime.

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Kinanis LLC & The Moscow Times: International Holdings Conference

June 2012. Press Releases by Kinanis LLC (view listing).

Current Regulation & Risks, the Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Hotel, 21st June 2012

Corporate and Tax Departments of Kinanis LLC

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Kinanis LLC Voluntary Blood Donation Event – Because blood is meant for circulation, donate blood!

May 2012. Press Releases by Kinanis LLC (view listing).

The Law Firm Kinanis LLC organised a voluntary blood donation event which took place on the 17th May 2012 at the premises of Akamantis Conference and Exhibition Centre located at 10 Egypt Street, 1097, Nicosia, Cyprus between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.

Business Development Department of Kinanis LLC

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International Conference-Cyprus: Your Corporate, Tax and Banking Partner

October 2011. Press Releases by Kinanis LLC (view listing).

September 2011- Press Releases by Kinanis LLC

and Tax Departments of Kinanis LLC

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Legal Developments in Cyprus

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Supporting local and international charitable organizations

    As one of the leading law firms in Cyprus, we are active promoters and supporters of local economic growth by sponsoring local events, applying environmental-friendly practices, minimizing our ecological impact, and most importantly, by raising money for local charities and non-profit organizations.
  • Stricter supervision in relation to the Scheme for Naturalisation of Investors in Cyprus by Exceptio

    Recently there were a lot of publications within the European Union expressing concerns about the allegedly very high number of Cypriot passports being given to foreign investors the last few years. The Council of Ministers has decided on 9th January 2018 with the decision with number 84.069, to impose a stricter supervision of all the parties involved in the Scheme for the naturalisation of non-Cypriot investors in Cyprus by exception.
  • 19% VAT on Plots

    In order to harmonize the  Acquis Communautaire on the Taxation of untapped and undeveloped plots of land, the Cyprus Government enacted, on 03/11/2017, relevant legislation for the imposition of 19% Value Added Tax (VAT) on these properties, with a date of enforcement being 02/01/2018. The relevant legislation refers to plots/pieces of land offered and/or provided for construction for economic purposes.
  • Unfair contract terms

    The Unfair Contract Terms Law 93(1)/1996 (the “Law”) as amended, implements the EU Directive  93/13/EEC  of 5 April 1993 regime into national law. The objective of the aforementioned legislation is the protection of consumers in the European Union from unfair terms and conditions which might be included in a standard contract for goods and services they purchase. It introduces the notion of ‘good faith’ to avoid any significant imbalance in mutual rights and obligations.
  • Beneficial Ownership Concept - The approach of the Russian Federal Tax Service

    The beneficial ownership of the income concept (“the Concept”) is nowadays a material aspect affecting the eligibility of the taxpayers to claim treaty benefits.
  • MALTA - ICOs - THE NEW LEGISLATION (Updated 4th edition)

    Initial Coin Offering, known as “ICO”, is a relatively new phenomenon that has quickly become the main player in the Financial Services and Crowdfunding industries, as well as being the key subject of discussion in the Blockchain communities. In essence, it is one of the most advanced methods of raising finance from the public and is becoming increasingly popular to fundraise start-ups.

    The British Virgin Islands are rushing to pass by the end of December the new economic substance legislation to avoid the EU’s blacklist of tax haven jurisdictions.
  • Security Token Offerings (STOs): The Future of Coin Offerings

    The term ICO has been at the epicentre of discussions in the FinTech industry, being the main method of fundraising used by startup companies to develop innovative ideas on the Blockchain technology or other applications using Distributed Ledger Technology (“DLT”).
  • The 'dark' side of the data room: disclosure dangers in M&A and finance transactions

    Given the corporate environment's ever-changing nature and business needs and the importance of data protection at the EU level, the topic of due diligence in M&A and financial transactions warrants examination. The disclosure, transfer and processing of data raises concerns at several stages of the due diligence process during a transaction and undoubtedly makes things more complicated.
  • Registered alternative investment funds – an overview

    Cyprus is fast becoming an international fund hub and a well-respected player in both the European and international fund industries.