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Author: Christophoros Christophi

Lawyer and Managing Partner of Christophi & Associates LLC, Lecturer (Company Law) at the European University of Nicosia. You can connect with him on LinkedIn and Google+

Is there copyright in the taste of cheese?

Nov 28, 2018
An interesting question came before the Court of Justice of the European Union recently. which was called to decide as to whether there is copyright in the taste of cheese!...

Shell companies and the 60 days tax residency scheme.

Nov 16, 2018
The Minister of Finance has stated recently that the model where Cyprus encouraged the opening of bank accounts of companies, that had just deposits at the banks, with no physical...

What are shell companies?

Nov 12, 2018
The Central Bank of Cyprus issued on 02/11/2018 a Circular to the commercial banks of Cyprus defining the term “shell company”. This Circular comes following an earlier Circular dated 14/06/2018...

Cyprus back on track. S&P raises Cyprus credit rating to BBB.

Sep 21, 2018
On Friday 14/09/2018 Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings raised its long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Cyprus to ‘BBB-/A-3’ from ‘BB+/B’ with a stable outlook....

Permanent residency in Cyprus. A Q&A Guide

Jul 10, 2018
We have compiled this Q&A Guide about permanent residency applications to address questions usually  raised by clients. Updated 04/07/2017   1. Main differences between going through the Fast Track and...

Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing Compliance Manual seminar by UCLan.

Jun 1, 2018
The School of Law of UClan Cyprus organised a very interesting AML Seminar last Saturday 19/05/2018. The seminar entitled “How to Structure an Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing Compliance Manual” was presented by the experts...

Minority rights and derivative actions under Cyprus company law.

Jun 1, 2018
It is a general principle of company law that an individual shareholder cannot sue for wrongs done to a company or complain of any internal irregularities. This principle is widely...

Companies that own or trade in shares need to get an LEI code as of the 3rd of January 2018.

Jun 1, 2018
According to EU Regulation no. 600/2014, banking and financial institutions must present to their supervising authorities reports containing complete and accurate details of executed transactions. This starts from the 3rd of January 2018....