The legislation was prompted by a decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which allows the district courts to examine cases of unfair terms in their own initiative. This ruling was issued following requests by EU Member States for an interpretation of the EU Directive 93/13 and whether national procedural principles may limit the powers of the national courts when assessing contractual terms which can potentially be unfair. More specifically, the issue that was examined was the following: are principles of national law that do not allow the assessment at the enforcement stage, including the enforcing court of its own motion, because of the existence of prior national judicial decisions, compatible with Directive 93/13?
In the latest issue of Forbes magazine by Phileleftheros, Harris Kyriakides presents how we manage to offer top-quality legal services by merging legal knowledge with innovating ideas.
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On 22 February 2021, certain provisions relating to the Central Agency for Equal Distribution of Burdens (Creation, Objects, Responsibilities, and Other Related Matters) Law of 1989 (as amended) (No. 2) (the Law) were amended resulting in the imposition of a levy amounting to 0,40% of the sale proceeds arising from all immovable property disposals in the Republic of Cyprus (the Levy). This further extended to the disposal of shares of a company owning immovable property in the Republic of Cyprus, whereby the Levy is calculated on the amount of the most recent general valuation conducted by the Department of Lands and Surveys, provided that the buyer of such shares simultaneously assumed control of the company.
On 14 November 2022, the Cyprus Parliament endorsed a series of amendments to the law on the Protection of Competition of 2022 (Law 13(I)/2022), on the basis of proposals from the Standing Committee on Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism.
In the latest issue of the Barrister magazine, our partner Nicolas Kyriakides examines the reform needed in a legal system to attract foreign investment.
Dykinson S. L. has just published a new book on "Cross-Border Couples Property Regimes in Action Before Courts".
Edward Elgar Publishing has just published a new book on "Frontiers in Civil Justice: Privatisation, Monetisation, and Digitisation".
Commercial Law Review, one of the oldest legal magazines in Greece, has just published the April – June issue of 2022. In the latest issue, our partner Charikleia Theodoulou analyses the Unfair Trade Practices in the Agricultural and Food Supply Chain Act 2021 in Cyprus.
The Prisoners Rights Protection Cyprus prepared the 1st edition of the Reintegration Guide of Released Persons. The compilation of the Guide was undertaken by the Association's Scientific Committee and supervised by the Department of Psychology of the University of Neapolis and the Cyprus Addiction Treatment Authority.
We are happy to announce that Harris Kyriakides has been ranked once again as a recommended firm in the latest IFLR1000 edition.
Harris Kyriakides is pleased to announce that we have been ranked once again by The Legal 500 as a Leading Firm for Europe, Middle East and Africa across 6 practice areas.
Harris Kyriakides is honoured to have been ranked again by The Legal 500 as a Leading Firm for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
We are pleased to announce that Harris Kyriakides has been recommended amongst the top firms in Dispute Resolution.
Harris Kyriakides hosted Dr Roman Khodykin at our headquarters for a roundtable discussion on Experiences in Cross-Border Corporate Dispute Resolution.
Harris Kyriakides' Employment team recently presented a webinar, entitled ‘Termination of Employment during the COVID -19 Pandemic’.
Harris Kyriakides and Epsilaw present a webinar, entitled "Termination of Employment during the COVID -19 Pandemic".
Our Partner Dr Nicolas Kyriakides recently participated as a speaker in the panel discussion "Cypriot Market Drill-Down" at the NPL Management Summit.
This Christmas Harris Kyriakides proudly supports Youth Makerspace Larnaka.
Harris Kyriakides supported a recent research project on the effect of artificial intelligence on the administration of justice and adjudication by the University of Oxford.
We were delighted to advise pro bono the Larnaca Tourism Board in the Elpida Project.
The Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation, Technology Centre of Excellence (MaRITeC-X) consortium
Harris Kyriakides collaborates with the Internship Office of the University of Nottingham offering a summer internship programme to Nottingham University law students.
In 2018, a memorandum of cooperation has been signed with European University Cyprus aiming at providing internships and other career opportunities to their students, collaborate on research projects of mutual interest and jointly organise seminars and conferences.
We are delighted to establish our cooperation with the University of Nicosia, the largest university in Cyprus, with more than 11,500 students from over 70 countries across the globe.
Harris Kyriakides is actively engaged to invest in the education of future generations of legal practitioners.
Through our internships and apprenticeships, Harris Kyriakides aims to identify, mentor and develop young people who aspire to a career within the legal profession.