Global Legal Insights- Initial Public offerings 2021 – Promotional Guidelines

Author: Demetris Roti, Rafaella Michail, Yiota Georgiou A team from Elias Neocleous & Co LLC has recently contributed the Cyprus part to the Global Legal Insights- Initial Public offerings 2021 – Promotional Guidelines. The Global Legal Insights – Initial Public offerings 2021 covers key topics including: the IPO process (steps, timing and parties, and market […]

‘Crypto’ currencies and crime: Breaking the link?

In recent years, the use of ‘virtual’ or ‘crypto’ currencies has become popular and Cyprus has become something of  a focal point for this rapidly growing sector. However, such currencies are not problem free, as explained by Associate Christiana Nestoros in an article recently published in the Cyprus Mail.  In her article Christiana explains why […]

EBA published final draft technical standards specifying the methods of prudential consolidation

The European Banking Authority (EBA) recently published its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying the conditions according to which consolidation shall be carried out in line with the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). In particular, this initiative has been undertaken according to Article 18(9) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR), which mandates the EBA to […]

ESMA publishes guidelines on periodic information for trade repositories

The European Securities and Markets Authority, the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published its Final report and Guidelines on the reporting of periodic information and material changes by Trade Repositories (TRs) supervised under EMIR (Regulation 648/2012) and SFTR (Regulation 2015/2365). The aim of the Guidelines is to increase the transparency of TRs supervised by ESMA. […]

March 2021: ADIT Examination Success for Elias Neocleous & Co LLC.

Congratulations to our Chief Financial Officer, Alexandra Spyrou, who has successfully completed all stages of the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) examinations. ADIT examinations lead to a professional qualification offered globally by the highly respected UK-based Chartered Institute of Taxation.  This rigorous qualification is designed to improve international tax skills at an individual and […]

Global Sanctions Guide

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is proud to have provided the Cyprus content for the third edition of “Global Sanctions Guide” (the Guide) by Eversheds Sutherland. The Guide is the result of a comprehensive research project on sanctions frameworks.  The project brought together leading experts from around the world who reported on the characteristics and […]

CySEC Announces Cyprus Temporary Permissions Regime for UK Investment Firms post-BREXIT

On 22 December 2020, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (“CySEC”) announced the introduction of a Temporary Permissions Regime (the “Cyprus TPR”) which applies to UK-authorized investment firms (but not UK-authorized credit institutions as regards MiFID II regulated services and activities) in order to facilitate smooth post-Brexit transition for Cyprus Investment Firms (“CIFs”) having arrangements […]

CYSEC issues first ever cryptocurrency regulations

Cyprus Mail recently published an article addressing the latest developments concerning the first cryptocurrency regulations issued by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and included comments and views from our very own Dimitris Papoutsis, legal consultant on this very interesting and developing area. You can find the article  in this link. If you need more […]