The scope of this category of publications is to focus on company law in Cyprus, analyze and review amendments to the Cyprus Companies Law as well as current and future practices such as the reduction of capital, change of directors, change of the name and other.
In Cyprus, the predominant law covering companies’ dealings is the Companies Law, Chapter 113 of the Statute Laws.
The Companies Law was adopted during the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus (1960). Chiefly the legislative body then, adopted the Companies Act of 1948 as applied in the United Kingdom. Since then the Companies’ Law has been amended, 63 times, to adhere to the developing landscape of Cypriot companies and the international clients that they serve.
As of July 2019, i am aware of an overhaul to the Cyprus Companies’ law. It will be interesting to examine how the various disclosures (Cyprus Beneficial Ownership Registered, the General Data Protection Act, DAG6) will be adopted and applied.
Recent publications by the Registrar have provided significant guidance as to the conditions for entity name approval
Share Redemption in Cyprus has been used in order to allow for the return of profits to shareholders however such right should be carefully structured
Cyprus Company Formation is a series of publications considering the Cyprus Company Formation and Cyprus law matters around the Formation. In this publication we consider the law and the memorandum of association
The name change process in a Cyprus Company is a process which needs the involvement of multiple parties and the approval of the Registrar
A share plan must...
The process to transfer shares in Cyprus is misconceived, a transfer of shares doesn’t occur simply by submitting form HE57 to the Registrar.
The Registrar of Companies changed the electronic filing process for the forms changing the registered office, director and shareholders of a company.
The Central Bank of Cyprus Circular BS 6020 defined shell companies in Cyprus, effectively prohibiting any services towards shell companies
The parliamentary committee of Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism shall meet on Tuesday the 17th of September 2019 to discuss, among others, the abolition of the Annual Levy of Euro 350 applicable to every Cyprus company registered with the Department of the Registrar of Companies and Official receiver in Cyprus.