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New rules for Scheme for naturalisation of investors in Cyprus by exception

2019-03-18T15:02:12+00:00March 18th, 2019|

Introduction - Cyprus Citizenship by Exception/Naturalisation Cyprus to say the least can be described as the new land of opportunity for many third country nationals as for the last couple of years the Republic of Cyprus has been offering an exceptional opportunity for third-country nationals to become European Citizens by obtaining the Cyprus passport. On the basis of the Scheme, a non-Cypriot [...]

Cyprus’ new rules for intra-group back-to-back financing arrangements

2017-07-26T13:13:17+00:00July 26th, 2017|

Cyprus’ Tax Department has issued on the 30th of June 2017 an expository Circular in relation to the update Tax Treatment of intra-group back-to-back financing arrangements, with effect as from the 1st of July 2017. The Circular applies to all existing and future transactions. Tax rulings issued before the 1st of July 2017 will no longer be valid for tax periods as from the 1st of July 2017. The C [...]

New Investments criteria for Cyprus Citizenship

2016-12-06T06:56:31+00:00October 3rd, 2016|

Introduction During the last decades, Cyprus has developed as a well-respected international financial and investment centre due to its effective legal system, the low rates on company tax, the efficient administration system and highly skilled workforce. On the basis of that, Cyprus has laid down rules in its citizenship laws to facilitate the granting of Cypriot citizenship to individuals who i [...]

General Principles of Family Law in Cyprus

2016-12-06T06:56:31+00:00August 31st, 2016|

Introduction In Cyprus, the majority of the cases that are related to family matters, such as divorce, property relations, custody of a child and maintenance are resolved by Family Courts. Under certain circumstances the family matters are resolved by the President of the District Court or the Family Courts of the Religious Groups. Jurisdiction Family Courts in Cyprus have jurisdiction to resolve [...]


2016-12-06T06:56:32+00:00June 16th, 2016|

We are proud to announce the establishment of the “KPK LEGAL FOUNDATION”, a charitable foundation set up by our firm to formalise our covert philanthropic work over the past 3 years of purchasing and distributing food, clothing and other necessities to those in need. Contribution to society is one of the core values of our firm and its members and the establishment of our foundation constitutes a [...]

Legal 500 recommended firm

2016-12-06T06:56:32+00:00April 27th, 2016|

KPK Legal has been included as a recommended firm for a second consecutive year by the recently published “Legal 500” rankings of law firms . Legal 500 is an independent legal rankings directory that has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme. It assesses the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions. The rankings are based o [...]

Shareholders’ Rights – Classes of Shares and Rights Attached

2016-12-06T06:56:32+00:00April 6th, 2016|

The sufficiently high number of companies being incorporated in Cyprus every year, attracting investors from all over the globe from different backgrounds and business cultures could be a reasonable indication that private companies remain the ultimate business vehicles.  This short article indents to discuss the types of shares commonly used in the share capital structure of private companies wit [...]

New rules on permanent residence permit

2016-12-06T06:56:32+00:00March 7th, 2016|

Purchasing immovable property in the Republic of Cyprus is a gateway in applying and obtaining a permanent residence permit. According to the provisions of Regulation 6(2) of the Aliens and Immigration Regulations a new fast-track procedure has been introduced as of the 22nd of February 2016 which allows for any third country national to apply for a permanent residence permit as long as he/she mee [...]

Limitation to Actionable Rights

2016-12-06T06:56:32+00:00January 18th, 2016|

The Limitation of Actions Law Chapter 15 (the “Law”), used to set a maximum period of time that one had in order to take legal action for a particular breach of law. However, in the Republic of Cyprus due to the existing political situation since the invasion of Turkey in 1974 the Law was suspended through a number of suspension laws which were amended and renewed over the years allowing for a leg [...]

Automatic Exchange of Information – CRS reporting

2016-12-06T06:56:32+00:00January 18th, 2016|

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has introduced new global standards of exchange of tax information. The European Commission (EC) with its turn has implemented these new standards via Directive 2014/107/EU which introduces the mandatory rules knows as CRS allowing the tax authorities of the European Union (EU) Member States to exchange tax information and have immed [...]