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Cyprus Regulatory

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As the only offshore law firm to have full-fledged regulatory capacity, we are uniquely positioned to advise on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance, financial services regulation, sanctions, tax, tax information exchange and other areas. 


Harneys’ regulatory team advises clients in Cyprus and other jurisdictions in relation to all aspects of AML compliance and terrorist financing regimes. Our economic sanctions practice advises on all aspects of sanctions law in Cyprus and we also are experienced in the provision of bespoke products to assist clients with applications to governmental agencies and authorities. We work regularly and positively in this area with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury, the European External Action Service and the United Nations.

We maintain excellent relations with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) and advise on the full scope of CySEC regulation. Moreover, we frequently opine as a trusted resource on the implementation of key EC law in this area including the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS). 

Our experts are ideally placed to advise on the full scope of financial services law from mutual funds and investment business to banking and fiduciary services, while always maintaining a responsive, client-minded approach. Legal 500 wrote that our Cyprus team has “unshakeable dedication” while giving “the highest standard of advice.”


  • Anti-money laundering compliance 
  • Terrorist financing compliance 
  • Financial services regulation 
  • Sanctions 
  • Tax 
  • Tax information exchange 
  • US FATCA compliance
  • UK ‘FATCA’ compliance
  • AIFMD 
  • Bank and trust company regulation 
  • Insurance and re-insurance regulation 


Brexit Practice Group

Our experienced team of corporate, funds and regulatory lawyers provides practical and legal advice on the implications of the UK’s June 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union. This includes advice on the impact Brexit may have for...Read More

Tax and Regulatory

Harneys has established a full-service regulatory practice and a highly qualified and experienced regulatory team. We provide regulatory advice in relation to BVI, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Anguilla and we are the only law firm to have regulatory...Read More


Pavlos Aristodemou
Pavlos Aristodemou

Managing Partner
Aki Corsoni-Husain
Aki Corsoni-Husain

Emily Yiolitis
Emily Yiolitis

Styliani Constantinou
Styliani Constantinou

Senior Associate
Marina  Ioannidou
Marina Ioannidou

Elina  Mantrali
Elina Mantrali


Articles & Updates

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