Sunny side up: legal work picks up in Cyprus


It’s not been always plain sailing for Cyprus, but economic improvements and an increase in work have left lawyers feeling more positive.


A cross-border future: Serbia looks towards EU accession


Life is still tough but regional ties are strengthening among law firms and businesses as Serbia keeps one eye on EU accession.


Cyprus – Bounceback island

8-Dec-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cyprus is still in recession, but it looks as though Russia’s favourite island will revive more quickly than was thought likely.


Bulgaria – The stability dividend

3-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Investment promises to pick up when Bulgaria sails into calmer political waters, but that’s not the only attraction for its firms and an international newcomer

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Baltics shake-up continues as Cobalt merges with Borenius offices

23-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Baltics firm Cobalt has announced it is merging with the Baltics offices of Borenius in a the latest stage of a major shake-up of the legal market in the region.


Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic expands to Slovenia with local hire

3-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic has opened an office in Slovenia, extending its coverage across the states of the former Yugoslavia.

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BLP and King & Spalding scoop lead roles as Greece opens up oil sector

20-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and King & Spalding have taken the main legal advisory roles on the awarding of Greece’s first oil and gas exploration leases for two decades.

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Serbia: novelties in new payments law download subscription

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‘Payment institutions’ can now include  cash remittance companies, retail stores, mobile phone companies.

Vessel registration guide download subscription

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Registration arrangements in Cyprus, Belize, Malta, Panama, the Marshall Islands and more

Residence permits for investors in Greece download subscription

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Travelling throughout the Schengen area and receiving rent are just two advantages.

Greece scraps witholding tax download subscription

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…on transactions with Cyprus, Bulgaria and Ireland, to the relief of businesses.

Cyprus IP Box regime: incentives for investment download subscription

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Cyprus offers an advantageous regime for businesses investing in IP rights. 

Cyprus signs up to international Removal of Wrecks convention download subscription

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From 22 October 2015 vessels must carry an insurance certificate in accordance with the provisions of convention.

Cyprus signs a tax treaty with Iran for the avoidance of double taxation download subscription

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The new treaty will contribute to the expansion of Cyprus’ trade and economic relations with Iran.

Investing in Cyprus infrastructure with European long-term funds download subscription

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Cypriot Alternative Investment Funds as fundraising platforms. 

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