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Cyprus tax facts and figures 2020

Basis of Taxation Where an individual is a tax resident in the Republic of Cyprus (‘the Republic’), tax is imposed on income accruing or arising from sources both within and outside the Republic. Where an individual is not a tax resident in the Republic, tax is imposed on income accruing or arising only from sources […]

ICLG: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2020

By Michael Kyriakides, Juliana Georgallidou I. LITIGATION 1 Preliminaries 1.1 What type of legal system has your jurisdiction got? Are there any rules that govern civil procedure in your jurisdiction? Cyprus has a quasi-common law jurisdiction which has been influenced by English and Greek law. Section 29(1)(c) of Courts of Justice Law introduces and endorses […]

Establishing a Cayman Islands Open-Ended fund

FORMATION AND STRUCTURING 1 Type of vehicle 1.1 The first step in establishing a Cayman Islands fund is to determine what type of vehicle(s) to use. The choices are (i) an exempted company, (ii) an exempted limited partnership, (iii) a unit trust, or (iv) a limited liability company (LLC). 1.2 There are few Cayman factors […]

Operating a Cayman Islands Open-Ended fund

CAYMAN ISLANDS REGULATORY FRAMEWORK 1 Companies Law 1.1 The Companies Law (Revised) (Companies Law) imposes on Cayman Islands corporate investment funds, whether or not registered under the Mutual Funds Law (Revised) (MF Law), the following obligations: (a) Name – the name of the investment fund, including any dual foreign name, must be displayed outside the […]

Planning Appeal Decision: Top 5 lessons

By Hashi Mohamed Appeal Decision: Land at Clavering Walk, Cooden, Bexhill-on-Sea It is often the case that we post our successes on here, but rarely get a chance to reflect on failure or near misses. This is an appeal which I believed was in the balance to begin with, and came down on the right […]

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'Lovells' to become global name for firm

Lovells is rebranding itself – from 1 July, it will be known worldwide purely as ‘Lovells’, in line with the merger agreement between Lovell White Durrant and Lovells Boesebeck Droste The partnership voted in favour of abandoning the German suffix in the areas where Boesebeck practised after the merger on 1 January 2000. The suffix […]

Andersen member lifts spirits with Malaysian govt instruction

Andersen Legal’s Malaysian practice has provided the accountancy-tied network with a welcome boost as the Andersen accounting arm battles against the fallout from the Enron scandal Andersen member Zaid Ibrahim & Co has completed work for the Malaysian government’s asset management company Danaharta on its first asset-backed securitisation.The appointment of Zaid Ibrahim consolidates the firm’s […]

Freshfields ramps up partnership in Germany

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has elected more new partners to its partnership in Germany than it has in the UK From 1 May there will be eight new partners in the UK, while 11 have been elected in Germany. Three have been elected in Milan, two in Amsterdam but none in the US. Chief executive Alan […]

Deals summary

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (Alan Samson, Stephanie Bess) represented Apollo International Real Estate Fund in the formation of two joint ventures with clients of Reit Asset Management to acquire seven UK shopping centres from Land Securities and Legal & General for £350m. HypoVereinsbank (HVB) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) funded the acquisitions. Reit represented […]

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