Cyprus and United Kingdom: The promising Lands? – Services and Opportunities

On 20 April 2021, partner Andrea Kallis participated in the above seminar which was hosted by the Great Britain and Cyprus Business Association.  The seminar addressed the issue of the ongoing relationship between the two countries now that the Brexit transition period has expired. The keynote speaker was Natasa Pilides, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry […]

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. […]

Cyprus: Keeping Up with the Cyprus Private Client Sector

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC. is pleased to announce that it is organizing a webinar on matters of interest to the Private Client Sector in Cyprus. Elias Neocleous, Managing Partner, Elina Kollatou and Elena Christodoulou, associates at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC, together with Spyros Ioannou, Tax Partner (Head) of Primus Audit & Tax Limited, […]

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 […]

ESMA proposes rules for Taxonomy-alignment of non-financial undertakings and asset managers

On 1 March, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), published its Final Report on advice under Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation.  Article 8 covers the information to be provided by non-financial undertakings and asset managers to comply with their disclosure obligations under the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). The recommendations outline the Key Performance […]

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 Issues Q&A on Brexit Related Matters

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (“CySEC”) announced today the launching of a dedicated section on its website to serve as a Brexit Information Hub. Practically evidencing its commitment to always finding new ways to improve the financial markets, CySEC has prepared a comprehensive set of guidance on Brexit in the form of Questions & […]

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 […]