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by Nancy Erotocritou

Cyprus - Legal Entity Identifiers: The Cyprus perspective

With the implementation from 3 January 2018 of EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments (MiFID II) and accompanying Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 (MiFIR), additional requirements have been introduced on certain entities regulated under...

Tax and Regulatory - Cyprus snapshot: options and advantages

Cyprus has been a member state of the European Union since 2004 and one of the top venues for the incorporation and establishment of businesses across Europe. Cyprus boasts an impressive list of double tax treaties which can be fundamental to tax...

Tax and Regulatory - The Cyprus position - ESMA publishes practical guide on transparency directive major holdings notification regime

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a practical guide (Guide) providing an overview of the national rules of each Member State for the major holdings notification regime provided for under EU Directive 2004/109/EC on...

Cyprus Banking & Finance - Cyprus Market Abuse Law - PDMRs and closed periods

On 14 October 2016, Cyprus enacted the Market Abuse Law No. 102(I)/2016 (the Law) implementing the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2016 (MAR) and abolishing the previous legislation. MAR has strengthened the EU market abuse regime, incorporating a wider...

Tax and Regulatory - BRRD - The Cyprus position

In early 2013 the Cyprus banking sector was in severe difficulties. As a result of the disproportionately large banking sector, Cyprus was facing a major economic crisis. Laiki bank, the second largest bank in Cyprus, was on the verge of bankruptcy...

Tax and Regulatory - Cyprus as home Member State under the Transparency Directive - common pitfalls in cross-border reporting requirements

The Cyprus Transparency Directive simplified reporting and notification requirements in cross-border listing structures, and the amendments introduced to the Transparency Directive by EU Directive 2013/50/EU assisted in the convergence of the...

Tax and Regulatory - Harneys in Cyprus promoted in latest Legal 500 rankings

Harneys is pleased to announce a growing presence in Legal 500’s Cyprus rankings, following the release of Legal 500 EMEA. Harneys in Cyprus: "A ‘top-notch’ firm for financial services matters" This year, Harneys'...

Cyprus - Cyprus Chapter in Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Ninth Edition

This chapter was contributed by Cyprus Partner Nancy Erotocritou. It appears in the Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Ninth Edition. Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd.

Cyprus - Cyprus - Getting the Deal Through: Debt Capital Markets

Partner Nancy Erotocritou contributed the Cyprus chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Debt Capital Markets 2015. Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd.

Cyprus - Cyprus banking transactions restrictions abolished

The Enforcement of Temporary Restrictive Measures on Transactions in case of Emergency Thirty-Fifth Decree of 2015 and the Enforcement of Temporary Restrictive Measures on Transactions of Foreign Banks in case of Emergency Twenty-Eighth Decree of 2015...

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