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The operation of the Ultimate Beneficial Owners Registry for Cypriot Companies.

Jan 24, 2022
According to the provisions of new Cyprus legislation adopted in 2021 concerning money laundering, all Cypriot companies are obliged to register the details of their beneficial owners in an electronic...

Who will have access to the Registry of Ultimate Beneficial Owners in Cyprus?

Jan 24, 2022
The release of the information added on the UBO Registry in Cyprus is divided to two phases:   Phase 1. During the first 12-month reporting period, i.e., starting from 12.03.2021...

What is the annual return?

Nov 26, 2021
What is the annual return? The Annual Return (also known as form HE32) is a statutory document that Cyprus companies must submit to the Company Registrar each year as provided...

Cyprus fast track permanent residency as at April 2021.

Nov 19, 2021
Cyprus has recently implemented a new investment permanent residence scheme (fast track) aimed at attracting high net worth non EU citizens that want to relocate to Cyprus. Under the fast...

EU Trademark Registration.

Sep 6, 2021
Introduction. Trademarks are a symbol of the identity of your business. The original names, phrases, symbols, logos, and designs that you create for your business help to identify your products...

Registering a trademark in Cyprus.

Sep 1, 2021
Introduction Trademarks are a symbol of the identity of your business. The original names, phrases, symbols, logos, and designs that you create for your business help to identify your products...

Directive for the Beneficial Ownership Register of Express Trusts and Similar Legal Arrangements

Aug 31, 2021
Legal Update: 23/06/2021   The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (“CySec”), being the competent independent authority for maintaining and operating the Trusts UBO Registry as required by the transposition of...

The Trusts UBO Registry.

Jun 30, 2021
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (“CySec”), issued the Directive that regulates the operation of the  Trusts UBO Registry. The Directive was published on 18/06/2021. A concise summary of the...

The end of anonymity. Cyprus transposes into Law the Fifth Anti-money laundering Directive. (Directive 2018/843)

Mar 16, 2021
Introduction The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) came into effect on the 10th January 2020 and serves to address new issues that have been exposed since the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering...

UK nationals living in Cyprus. Residence rights after Brexit

Jan 22, 2021
The Withdrawal Agreement The EU has reached an agreement with the UK on citizens’ rights, ahead of the UK leaving on the 29/03/2019. The implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, which...