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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+

Advantages of Cyprus as Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) base.

Jan 25, 2019
An investment fund is, in essence, a vehicle for collective investment by two or more investors whose money is invested on a pooled basis on their behalf by an investment...

Alternative Investment Funds in Cyprus.

Jan 25, 2019
The Alternative Investment Funds Law. The passing of the Alternative Investment Funds Law in July 2018 has been welcomed as a significant development that modernized the Cyprus’s regulatory framework as regards alternative...

Registered Alternative Investment Funds (RAIFs) in Cyprus.

Jan 25, 2019
The Alternative Investment Funds Law 2018 (AIF Law, Law 124(I)2018), that came into force on 31/07/2018 introduced a new fund management vehicle known as the Registered Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF)....

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...