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The British Virgin Islands’ International Tax Authority (ITA) has issued the final Rules on Economic Substance in British Virgin Islands (BVI) setting out the implementation of the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 (the “Economic Substance Act”). The Rules were released on 9th October 2019. The new legislation is a direct response to the...
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Does the duty to disclose all material evidence in regards to a criminal charge apply in private prosecution? The Supreme Court has upheld a recent trial Courts decision, in its decision dated 09.10.2019 holding that a private prosecutor is not obligated to grant access to the material evidence of a criminal case to the Accused....
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This document is based on information and Guidelines issued by the Republic of Cyprus and aims to assist all interested parties in comprehending how Cyprus intends to practically implement the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement concerning residence rights of United Kingdom (UK) nationals and their family members, including family members who are third country nationals,...
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All matters involving or related to divorce, split of marital assets, maintenance of spouse and/ or children, parental responsibility, adoption and any other issue constituting a family dispute is subject to separate Applications to the Court.  Practically this means, that a person applying for Divorce cannot with the same application apply for split of marital...
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The Financial Services Board of South Africa (FSB), now renamed to Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), is a supervisory body of financial services industry in South Africa under the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002 (FAIS Act). The company that intends to conduct Forex business on a discretionary basis must obtain a...
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The Law firm of G. Vrikis & Associates LLC, would like to bring to your attention the recent Announcement of the Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver issued on the 15.03.2019. The above announcement is a follow-up, after the clarification to the Attorney General’s prior Opinion in regard to Article 90 of the...
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The Law Firm of G. Vrikis & Associates LLC would like to bring to your attention the recent introduction of a new Law which aims to regulation the registration and regulation of the services of sworn translators, including providing guidelines for official translations and related certifications. The new Law was introduced as of the 1st...
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The Law Firm of G. Vrikis & Associates LLC has been representing numerous clients in their application for Permanent Residence Permits in Cyprus. The below is a brief outline of the key provisions and documentation required for such an application to proceed further. The Permanent Residence Permit – Regulation 6(2), is targeted to individuals who...
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Following the decisions of the Council of Ministers dated 13th September 2016 and 21st May 2018 as amended on 13th February 2019 and 6th May 2019, the Cyprus Investment Programme (the “Programme”), which is available to non-Cypriot investors who want to invest in Cyprus wishing to acquire Cypriot citizenship, has been revised. At present, the...
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Article 9(B) of the Income Tax Law 2002 (as amended) provides for a notional interest deduction for tax purposes on new equity capital (ie, paid-up share capital and share premium) injected into companies and permanent establishments of foreign companies on or after 1 January 2015 to finance business assets, calculated by applying a reference rate...
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