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Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants Offices
1 LAMPOUSAS STREET
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Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC's practice handles a broad range of instructions in this space, and is particularly active on mergers, purchases and sales of assets and businesses, due diligence, purchases and sales of securities, joint ventures, and transfers of corporate seats. Alongside the transactional work, the firm offers advice on corporate governance and directors’ responsibilities and corporate regulations. Its clients primarily operate in the financial, infrastructure, telecoms, technology, energy, cosmetics, transport, agriculture, and life sciences sectors. The group acted for USB Bank on the sale of its banking business to Astrobank. The highly regarded Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris and Kypros Chrysostomides head the practice. Nicoletta Kouvara Pantelides primarily acts on complex mergers and acquisitions, where she specialises in drafting joint venture agreements and purchase agreements. Another name to note is senior associate Artemis Amalia Metaxa.
‘The highly-professional team provides a wide range of services, including day-to-day corporate law services and legal opinions.’
‘Firm has a quick response time for inquiries, and is always willing to accommodate and cooperate. Only best possible impressions from working with Anna Rossides, Eleni Shiarly and other team members.’
Re- Pro Group
Monaco Telecom International SAM
J&T Banka A.S.,
Purcari Wineries Public Company Limited
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. group
Employment Tier 1
Alexandros Taliadoros and George Mountis jointly head up the practice at Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC, which advises on transactional, contentious and non-contentious matters. The team has notable strength advising on recruitment issues, terminations of employment, redundancies, mergers and transfers, employee share schemes, pension fund issues and sickness and misconduct procedures, as well as HR issues and the employment aspects of company restructurings. Clients include Cypriot employers, international companies with Cypriot offices and employees. Associate Alexandros Efstathiou is particularly strong in this space. Yiannis Karamanolis left to establish his own firm Karamanolis.
Lloyds Banking Group Plc
Cisco Systems Inc
SCB DIY Company Ltd – LEROY MERLIN
AER Rianta International Cpt (ARI)
Iron Mountain Cyprus Limited
V.Ships (Cyprus) Ltd
Vistra Group Management Limited
Barclays Plc No Societe Generale Bank
British Airways Cyprus
Employees Provident Fund
Dart Group plc
Hellenic Petroleum Cyprus Ltd
DP World Limassol Limited
CTC – ARI Limited
Trading Point Holdings Ltd
Pafos Transport Organization
Tiger Hellas S.A
Arista Networks Cyprus Ltd
Monaco Telecom SAM
Nicosia Marathon Series
EU and competition Tier 1
Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC has substantial expertise in EU and competition matters, encompassing antitrust issues, merger control work, cartels, and abuse of dominance mandates. Led by George Mountis, the team also provides advice to domestic and international clients in various sectors across the main regulatory fields governed by EU law spanning competition, trade, environment, free movement of goods and services, consumer protection, and privacy and data protection issues. Anna Rossides and associate Alexandros Efstathiou are also key contacts in this space.
‘They are professionals; you trust the legal advice and you feel safe that you will have a documented and substantiated reply.’
Societe Generale Bank – Cyprus
Pittas Dairies Ltd and Pittas Dairy Industries Ltd
Trading Point Holdings Ltd (XM)
Monaco Telecom International SAM
Intellectual property Tier 1
Eleni Chrysostomides heads up the ‘accessible and responsive’ practice at Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC, which acts on a diverse range of matters in IP, including trade mark, patent, design and copyright law issues, with an increased focus on contemporary fields such as online social platforms, video content platforms, online music sharing platforms, and user-generated content platforms. With ‘experience both in patent and trade mark matters in Cyprus’, Alexandros Georgiades is a key practitioner in this area, whose ‘advice is always practical and extremely useful’ for domestic and international clients.
‘In Cyprus, they have an unrivalled reputation for expert advice and client service.’
‘The team have always been accessible and responsive to any request, even very urgent ones. They always provide sound advice and are a pleasure to work with.’
‘Mr. Alexandros Georgiadis has much experience both in patent and trademark matters in Cyprus and can provide advice not only on the legal issues but also on the practice side of the local Patent and TM office, which, in some cases, varies from the legal text. In this way his advice is always practical and extremely useful for applicants abroad.’
Tax Tier 1
Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC’s team demonstrates its ‘wealth of knowledge in a variety of engagements, from simple drafting of agreements to complex cross-border transactions’ involving tax considerations. As well as advising private clients on wealth and personal tax matters, the group is also active in acting for high-profile clients in an array of sectors on the tax elements of mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, joint ventures, commercial projects and due diligence matters. Kypros Chrysostomides heads up the practice, which includes highly regarded associate Andreas Charalambides and tax specialist George Ioannou, who is 'very knowledgeable in tax and corporate law and has always been very responsive, providing concrete, concise, up-to-date and precise advice’.
‘The team is very professional, timely and effective.’
‘George Ioannou is very knowledgeable in tax and corporate law and has always been very responsive, providing concrete, concise, up-to-date and precise advice. He has cooperated with us on tax due diligence and M&A involving Cypriot subsidiaries or parent companies.’
‘Their corporate and tax teams have demonstrated their wealth of knowledge in a variety of engagements, from simple drafting of agreements to complex cross-border transactions.’
‘George Ioannou definitely stands out. His quick and detailed responses are appreciated by his clients.’
USB Bank PLC
European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
LVMH Moet Hennessy
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Ovostar Union Public Company Limited
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. group
Banking and finance Tier 2
Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC handles a broad range of instructions for an array of multinational lenders, foreign and local credit institutions, and large corporations. Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris and Kypros Chrysostomides jointly head the team, which has particular expertise in acquisition finance, restructuring, insolvency, project finance, structured corporate financing, and equity financing. Anna Rossides is another key practitioner in this space.
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Led by the ‘very experienced’ George Mountis, the team at Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC has experience acting for clients before both Cypriot courts and various international arbitration courts and tribunals. It specialises in dealing with high-stake disputes in a number of spheres: commercial and corporate law litigation, namely shareholders' disputes, fraud, freezing and disclosure orders; banking and finance; intellectual property; employment; and competition. Victoria-Zoi Papagiannis and associate Dimitris Papapolyviou – who is ‘quick to master even the more difficult business-related subjects’ – are noted practitioners in Cyprus’ litigation space.
‘George Mountis is very experienced and has good expertise in law and court cases. Dimitris Papapolyviou is younger, but is quick to master even the more difficult business-related subjects.’
‘People of the firm are experienced in their field, they know the law and are ready to make the extra effort to accommodate the client. The pool of partners, with special regard to Dr. K. Chrysostomides, are internationally respected, they advise top quality international clients.’
‘Very responsive lawyers that go the extra mile for the client and are very creative.’
‘George Mountis is fantastic. He always comes up with a solution and the right angle to approach matters, no matter how difficult the case. The team has depth. I have worked with Georgia Chrysostomidou, Victoria Papagiannis, Niovi Petridou and Charis Christodoulou, and they are all excellent.’
‘Their main strengths are their knowledge of law in Cyprus, their professionalism in dealing with the issues, and generally the quality of service that they offer, from the environment in which they work to the finished product.’
Wargaming Group Ltd
Societe Generale Bank- Cyprus Ltd
Hellenic Petroleum Cyprus
Altamira Asset Management (Cyprus) Ltd
International Transit S.A.L.
ECE Projektmanagement International G.M.B.H.
Eshet Tourist Services Limited
KTK POLSKA SP. Z.o.o
Evonik UK Holdings
Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants > Firm Profile
Chrysostomides is a leading independent Cyprus law firm established in 1981. We are now one of the largest law firms in Cyprus, with a team of over 80 legal experts and paralegals, serving both local and international clients from our Nicosia and Limassol offices. Our work extends across a wide spectrum of practice areas and industry sectors, and our clients range from multinational corporations to private companies and individuals from a variety of jurisdictions and backgrounds.
We focus on each client’s specific requirements and circumstances and provide customised, comprehensive legal services and workable solutions. In serving our clients, we strive for excellence and aim to meet their immediate and long-term requirements and goals. We value the trust our clients place in us and forge lasting relationships with them.
Today’s ever-changing global landscape requires in-depth understanding of local economies and businesses, laws, governments, cultures and trends. Our firm’s exclusive Cyprus membership to Lex Mundi, WSG (World Services Group), as well as our close and longstanding cooperation with several international, including magic circle law firms, avail our clients of seamless cross-border solutions, and provide our firm with an international footprint. Through the Firm’s global connectivity, clients can draw on streamlined, multijurisdictional and indigenous expertise and insight, which will help them navigate the local business and legal environment applicable to their industry sector.
Commitment to the community
Through the collective work and shared expertise of a vigorous team coming from different educational backgrounds, cultures and professional experiences, we foster a firm based on trust and respect which is ready to offer, share and add value not only to its clients but society at large.
Pro bono services and giving back to the community, are an integral part of our professional responsibility and culture, seeking to offer the same committed level of service to members of our society who are more challenged, or to aspiring new entrepreneurs. In the process, and in return, our members receive invaluable experiences and job satisfaction, making them stronger leaders in their respective practice areas.
Banking & Secured Financing: Our firm’s dedicated banking and secured finance team efficiently handles the complex and time-critical requirements of international high-value financing or refinancing transactions, including project financing, syndicated, subordinated and mezzanine financing, ship financing and related securities such as share pledges, floating charges, financial collateral and mortgages. It also advises on the compliance of new and existing banking products and payment solutions with current legislation and regulations, on bankers’ custodian agreements, ISDA agreements and related products, asset preservation and security enforcement and procedures.
Capital Markets: We advise on all types of public offerings (including initial, secondary and dual) on regulated or non-regulated markets, both within and outside the EU, whose value extends from several tens of million to billions of EUR. We also advise on Pre- IPO private placements and secondary fundraisings (whether via placings or rights issues) across a wide range of industries and assist issuers, lead managers and arrangers in connection with the issue of bonds, notes and other securities to be listed on various recognised stock exchanges.
Competition Law: Our competition law team has in-depth knowledge and provides expert assistance to both local and international clients on all aspects of national and EU competition law, including the preparation and handling of merger control notifications before the Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) in Cyprus, representing clients before the CPC in rebuttal of allegations for anti-competitive agreements or concerted practices, and providing advice in order to ensure compliance with national and EU competition rules.
Constitutional, Public & Administrative Law: We advise and represent before the Courts, public bodies and other organisations regulated under constitutional or public law and we undertake on behalf of individuals, institutions and public servants, the filing of administrative recourses before the Administrative Court of Cyprus. Our highly experienced team also handles complex hearings before the Supreme Court on administrative appeals from the lower Court, as well as on the constitutionality of laws in the context of constitutional or electoral recourses.
Corporate & Commercial Law: Our firm deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial law and practice and has worked on some of the most significant and high-profile transactions involving Cyprus structures, valued at several tens of million to billions of EUR. We are regularly engaged in corporate and commercial transactions involving Cypriot vehicles, especially acquisitions of both private and public companies, joint ventures, local and cross border mergers, corporate restructures, transfers of corporate seats, secured project financing and securitization.
Employment Law: Our firm offers the full range of legal services related to employment law. Typical examples of our work include advice on HR issues, unlawful termination of employment, compliance with all aspects of anti-discrimination legislation, the protection of maternity, disciplinary and grievance procedures, data protection, the impact of company restructuring and reorganisations on employment, transfer of undertakings, redundancy and provident and pension funds issues. Our litigation team has extensive experience and expertise in the representation of clients before the Employment Law Tribunal and the courts of Cyprus on all such matters. We also regularly draft or review and advise on employment contracts, restrictive covenants, restraints of trade, confidentiality agreements, compromise and release agreements, as well as employment manuals.
Energy Law: We have been advising leading companies within the energy industry from the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Canada, the Middle East/North Africa and the European Union for over three decades. Over the past decade, our work has centred on the renewable energy and natural gas sectors where we have had the opportunity to advise operators, financiers, investors or support services on wind farms, solar parks, and natural gas exploration projects and on the commercial and regulatory aspects of the emerging Cypriot energy market. In this respect, our expertise in energy law, combined with the firm’s long-standing experience and broad-ranging skills in corporate and commercial law, finance, tax and competition law, ensure the delivery of a seamless service within the sector.
European Union Law: Our EU law dedicated team has an in-depth understanding of EU institutions and policies and combines extensive experience advising companies, industry associations and governmental bodies, in both the private and public sectors. The team assists clients in achieving their business objectives, offering representation across the main regulatory fields governed by EU law, including competition, trade, environment, free movement of goods and services, consumer protection, privacy and data protection. Our lawyers also possess considerable regulatory experience in specific regulated industries such as financial services, cosmetics, chemicals, technology, e-commerce and telecommunications.
Family Law: We advise and represent clients on all family law matters, divorce and separation, child custody, maintenance and child-care disputes, adoption, abduction, cohabitation, alimony, asset separation and management, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and we often assist clients over procedures related to civil union. We specialise in international family law cases concerning child abductions. Within this field of practice, we recognise the importance of listening, understanding and then acting with the utmost discretion and care, the focus of our approach being to minimise as far as possible, the emotional and financial costs associated with what is, frequently, a stressful time for those involved.
Immigration: Our immigration team has extensive experience on all aspects of immigration law and citizenship applications and, where related, investment in immovable property and other assets. We provide personalised, efficient and comprehensive advice to a wide range of clients including ultra-high net worth and high net worth individuals, investors and their families or businesses. We regularly advise clients on the requirements and procedures for obtaining work permits and/or citizenship in Cyprus. We also have expertise in advising clients whose domicile or habitual residence is in Cyprus, on the administration of estates and their succession planning.
Intellectual Property: We have almost 40 years’ experience in all fields of IP, trademark, patent, design and copyright law. Our team delivers a complete range of services, covering also the more contemporary developments associated with this area, such as online social platforms, online TV and video content services, online music sharing sites and videogame platforms, and the protection of confidential information and trade secrets. Our experienced professionals provide our clients with expert advice on all the above, but also undertake litigation proceedings to safeguard clients’ rights. Some of the world’s most respected companies, representing a wide variety of industries, have for decades entrusted us with their IP portfolio, the management of their anti-counterfeiting programmes and the enforcement of their IP rights in Cyprus. The fact that clients continue to do so and to repeatedly rely on the skills of our lawyers, bears testimony to our established expertise and the quality of our work.
Investment Services & Funds: Our team regularly advises on, and assists clients with the setting–up, licensing, passporting of services and regulatory compliance of Investment Firms, UCITS, AIFs and their managers and custodians. We also advise on related services, including the re-domiciliation into Cyprus of investment firms, funds and their managers, the listing of funds on regulated and unregulated markets, while at the same time assisting the directors and other key staff of investment firms and fund managers with any required Cyprus domiciliation, such as citizenship applications or tenancy agreements.
Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation: Our dispute resolution team is experienced in identifying and implementing the most appropriate solutions for our clients, either by pursuing or defending litigation or adopting other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, like arbitration and mediation. Our lawyers have extensive experience before the Cyprus Courts and various international arbitration courts and tribunals, and deal with highly complex cases in all areas, including business, commercial and corporate, tax, intellectual property, professional and product liability, antitrust, banking and finance, family law, administrative, employment and criminal law. Our firm regularly and effectively handles international multi-million EUR cases and boasts an exceptionally strong commercial and corporate litigation and arbitration practice, with particular emphasis on the issuance of interim relief (including freezing, search and disclosure orders) in aid of pending or anticipated litigation or arbitration proceedings, in both Cyprus and abroad.
Real Estate Law: We offer the full range of services involving immovable property, including advising on, and negotiating the terms of acquisitions, sales, transfers, financing or leasing. We provide assistance to both local and international clients and have represented the interests of major developers in multi-million EUR development projects and small buyers alike, offering comprehensive services, ranging from the initial advice until finalization of the property registration process.
Taxation Law: Through our understanding of the intricacies of the Cyprus tax system and by keeping abreast with international taxation trends, we work with our clients in a comprehensive manner to maximise their tax benefits, according to their overall objectives. Our firm has the expertise and experience to design, implement and defend tax planning structures built around the Cyprus tax regime, taking into account the challenges brought about by the ever-changing global economic environment and evolving tax regimes. We strive to enhance tax efficiency, risk reduction and avoidance of tax controversy, effectively and efficiently, in matters involving corporate tax, property tax, personal tax, employment taxes, VAT and customs duties.
Telecommunications, Media & Technology Law: We have a thorough understanding of the industry and extensive experience in handling complex legal TMT issues. Our team provides specialized, integrated and tailored advice to multinational and local companies operating across a range of industries, to include telecom service providers, network operators, hardware manufacturers, equipment suppliers, app and software developers, and online media platforms. We have developed significant expertise across different areas of law which underpin the field of technology and innovation, from regulatory issues to data protection and privacy, e-commerce, cybersecurity and IP, enabling us to offer our clients, whether being start-ups or established businesses, with meaningful legal advice and support to achieve their business goals and protect their assets.
Trusts, Wills & Estate Planning: We offer comprehensive succession planning legal services to serve clients’ personal or business requirements, whether in transitioning or maintaining and maximizing the value of their assets. For over three decades, we have been dealing with the setting up and administration of trusts, assisting clients to safeguard and distribute family or business assets to the next generation or to further their objectives. Our team of highly skilled lawyers, some of whom carry over 25 years’ experience in this field, advises on succession planning solutions, taking into account all-important tax considerations, ownership, future targets and challenges and continuity. In terms of family succession planning, we offer legal advice on, and draft wills, trusts and asset protection structures aiming to address the individual needs and circumstances of each client.
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|Banking and secured financing||Pavlos Symeonidesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Capital markets||Anna Rossidesemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|Competition||Anna Rossidesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Competition||George Mountisemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|Constitutional, public and administrative law||Dr Kypros Chrysostomidesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Constitutional, public and administrative law||Alexandros Taliadorosemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
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|Corporate and commercial law||Anna Rossidesemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|Cross-border transactions, M&A, restructuring||Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatrisfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Cross-border transactions, M&A, restructuring||George Ioannouemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|Data protection||Alexandros Georgiadesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Employment law||Alexandros Taliadorosemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|Energy||Dr Kypros Chrysostomidesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|European Union law||Dr Kypros Chrysostomidesemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|European Union law||Victoria-Zoi Papagiannisfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Family law||Georgia Georgiouemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|Intellectual property||Eleni Chrysostomidesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Intellectual property||Alexandros Georgiadesemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|Investment services and funds||Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatrisfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Litigation, arbitration and mediation||George Mountisemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|Litigation, arbitration and mediation||Victoria-Zoi Papagiannisfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Real estate law||George Mountisemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|Taxation law||George Ioannoufirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Telecommunications, Media and Technology Law||Alexandros Georgiadesemail@example.com||+357 22 777000|
|Trusts, Wills and Estate Planning||Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatrisfirstname.lastname@example.org||+357 22 777000|
|Mr Charis Christodoulou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Dr Kypros Chrysostomides||Chairman||View Profile|
|Ms Eleni Chrysostomides||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Georgia Chrysostomides-Mountis||Partner (Banking and Secured Financing; Capital Markets; Corporate and Commercial Law; Cross…||View Profile|
|Mr Alexandros Efstathiou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Angelos Exadactylos||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Alexandros Georgiades||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Despina-Maria Georgiadou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Georgia Georgiou||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr George Ioannou||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Christia-Lydia Kastellani||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Maria Korneliou||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Eri Kozakou||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Margarita Louca||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Antonia Loukari||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Artemis Amalia Metaxa||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Marilena Miltiadou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr George Mountis||Co-Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Pavlos Mundis||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Elena Panayiotou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Victoria-Zoi Papagiannis||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Dimitris Papapolyviou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Niovi Petridou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Chryso Pitsilli-Dekatris||Co-Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Anna Rossides||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Ioanna Sapidou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Eleni Shiarly||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Tassos Stylianou||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Pavlos Symeonides||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Alexandros Taliadoros||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Petros Theofilou||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Marie Thomas||Associate||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 40 at this office : 39
LanguagesEnglish French German Greek Russian
MembershipsLex Mundi World Services Group International Bar Association International Trademark Association Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
OtherOther offices : Limassol
Legal Developments6th April 2021 It has been a long road for everyone’s favourite cheese. The protection of halloumi cheese should have never been complicated. The firm cheese which has the unique quality of retaining its shape even when fried or grilled, has its origins in the island of Cyprus where it has been produced for many centuries. Traditionally, halloumi is made from either sheep or goats’ milk or a mixture of the two, though in recent times industrial cheese producers began sometimes using cow’s milk. This traditional cheese has reached far and wide and has gained significant popularity globally in the past decades. With this success, however, came troubles regarding its collective European trademark which has been registered since 2000.
3rd February 2021 The Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the Protection of Persons Who Report Breaches of Union Law (EU Whistleblower Directive), hereinafter “the Directive”, was adopted on 23 October 2019 and has a transposition deadline of 17 December 2021 (with the exception of the obligation to establish internal reporting channels with a further two-year extended deadline), with the aim of ensuring a harmonised framework at national level, provided the current fragmentation in whistleblower protection across the EU. Currently, only about ten member states have a comprehensive legislative framework. In the case of Cyprus, at the time of writing, the Directive has not yet been transposed, but the Ministry of Justice and Public Order is in the process of drafting the relevant proposed bill. Nevertheless, Cyprus law does provide some piecemeal protection in the fields of the civil service, corruption and bribery offences, competition law, and termination of employment, without however any established reporting channels.
3rd February 2021 Pursuant to the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Activities Law (the “AML Law”), which transposes into national legislation the 4th EU AML Directive ((EU) 2015/849), companies and other legal entities must maintain and register, in a central public register to be created for this purpose, information on their beneficial owners.The AML Law provides that the particulars, the creation and operation of the relevant register, the process and entitlement to access thereto, shall be determined by separate regulations to be issued under the AML Law.
3rd February 2021 The long running battle between HALLOUMI and BBQloumi started in 2014, when a Bulgarian dairy company filed an application for the registration of a figurative mark containing the verbal element BBQloumi as a European trademark. This application was opposed by the Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi (hereafter the “Foundation”), on the basis of its earlier European collective trademark over HALLOUMI.