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Category: Company and Corporate

Company law and corporate law related posts

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...

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...

Reminder about obligation to pay annual government levy for 2020.

Nov 30, 2020
This is a reminder to our clients that they need to pay the annual levy 2020 for their company up to 31 December 2020. Normally the annual levy is payable...

Opening a travel agency in Cyprus.

Aug 10, 2020
Cyprus is an ideal destination for EU citizens to open a licensed travel agency due to the favourable conditions, low license fee and low cost of living in general. The...

Extension of the deadline of the special government levy of companies until 31/12/2020.

May 11, 2020
The obligation to pay the company’s special government levy payable every June is suspended and is transferred on the 31th  of December 2020. The Companies Law (Amendment) (No. 2) Law...

Companies House in Cyprus.

Feb 2, 2020
The companies house in Cyprus is the department of the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver as it is called. The registrar of companies has recently launched a new website...

Open a company in Cyprus. Find all the information free!

Feb 2, 2020
There are many reasons to open a company in Cyprus. An important one is the possibilities that are offerred in terms of sensible tax planning. Asset protection is also another...