Cyprus Lawyers Advising on Commercial, Corporate, Competition & IP Law
Law Firm OverviewAntoniou, McCollum & Co is a top-tier Cyprus law firm that is frequently chosen by multinational corporations, governments and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to provide legal advice and support on Cyprus law and EU law matters.
We advise on commercial, corporate, competition / merger control, intellectual property and dispute resolution matters under Cyprus and EU Law.
Year this Office was Established: 2009
Languages: Greek, English, Spanish, Russian, French, and German.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Digital Law; European Union Law.
Anastasios A. Antoniou
Admiralty and Maritime, Agency and Distributorship, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Appellate Practice
Agency and Distributorship, Business and Industry, Business Law, Commercial Law, Communication
Articles Published by Antoniou, McCollum & Co
On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down judgment in Case C-362/14, Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, invalidating the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor arrangement.Read Article
Cyprus International Trusts feature essential regulatory, confidentiality and tax advantages, providing interested settlors and beneficiaries with unparalleled tax planning possibilities and an estate planning solution of impeccable quality.Read Article
Cyprus, being an attractive investment and holding jurisdiction, affords a non-Cypriot investor the opportunity apply for the acquisition of Cyprus (EU) citizenship and therefore a Cyprus (EU) Passport, on the basis of specific investment-related criteria, starting from €2,5 million.Read Article
Public opinion became familiar with the term ‘bank resolution’ during the Cyprus banking crisis of 2013. The legal model that had been used in Cyprus, under which powers were vested in the Central Bank to resolve failing banks pursuant to the provisions of emergency national legislation, now exists within the legal order of the European Union (‘EU’) and is in full application as of 1/1/2015.Read Article
The Cypriot regime governing the control of concentrations is often surprising for foreign businesses and their counsel, due to the relatively low thresholds. Considering however that entirely foreign-to-foreign mergers and acquisitions, as well as joint ventures, can be caught under the Cypriot merger control regime, we have authored this note as guidance to all parties involved in a transaction that meets the jurisdictional thresholds that trigger a Cyprus filing.Read Article
We explore the general legal aspects of the conflicting positions between Cyprus and Turkey relating to Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone and the exploration for natural gas. This note does not constitute nor should be relied upon as legal advice and is for general information only. Regulated legal advice and counsel can be retained by contacting our Public International Law practice.Read Article
Cyprus features the most efficient tonnage tax scheme in the EU, approved by the European Commission.Read Article
Cyprus provides an established, stable and solid legislative framework under which Cyprus companies can be formed for intermediary or ultimate holding purposes within corporate groups, in project finance, cross-border transactions or even investment management contexts.Read Article
In what constitutes a pivotal step in the transformation of Cyprus into one of the primary investment funds jurisdictions, new legislation is in place to regulate the establishment of Alternative Investment Funds. The Alternative Investment Funds Law of 2014 (the Law) provides a much-expected overhaul to Cyprus' investment funds regime, which commenced with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers framework enacted in 2013.Read Article
Cyprus constitutes an ideal jurisdiction from which to carry out e-commerce trading and provide online services, provided that regulated legal advice is obtained to ensure that all conditions relieving a Cyprus-based ISP from liability are in place.Read Article
The 2014 merger control regime replaces the previous framework in place since 1999 and increases the powers of the Commission for the Protection of Competition in assessing, investigating and clearing merger, acquisitions and joint ventures.Read Article
Cyprus had been the first Member State to experience and implement the resolution and bail-in approach with respect to failing banks, thus relieving taxpayers and direct investors from suffering the burden of rescuing failing, bad-managed banks. But there can be no doubt that Cyprus is a jurisdiction actively protecting foreign direct investment at the highest levels.Read Article
Cyprus laws allows for the provision of private security services on board Cyprus ships for the purpose of protecting them and their crew and cargo from unlawful acts in sea, particularly acts of piracy in high risk seas.Read Article
Trade Marks in Cyprus: Registration, Protection and InfringementRead Article
Cyprus fully recognizes the possibility that minority shareholders in a Company may become oppressed or unfairly prejudiced against on behalf of the controlling or majority shareholders and/or the board of the Company. There are various situations in which either the Company or minority shareholders’ interests are harmed by the majority shareholders under Cyprus law and the available remedies in such cases.Read Article
Cyprus has grown into one of the largest and most popular shipping centres in the world representing in particular an estimated 20% of the world’s third party managed fleet. The Register of Cyprus Ships is the tenth largest in the world with a merchant fleet exceeding 20 million gross tonnage and third largest in the European Union, comprising of a percentage of 11% of the total fleet of the EU.Read Article