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  • The Lobbying Law Enters into Force in Cyprus

    26 February 2024

    In the complex interplay of politics and power, lobbying stands as a critical, yet often misunderstood, mechanism shaping legislation and reform across the globe. From the halls of the European Union, where financial lobbyists have influenced policies following major crises, to the pioneering transparency efforts in Cyprus with entities like Zenox Public Affairs, lobbying serves as a powerful tool for legislative transformation and civic education.

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  • The School of Law of the University of Nicosia has just published its Annual Review for 2023

    16 February 2024

    The School of Law of the University of Nicosia has just published its Annual Review for 2023. 

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  • Nomiko Vima December 2023 Issue

    08 January 2024

    The Cyprus Bar Association has just published the December 2023 Issue of Nomiko Vima. In this issue, our partner Nicolas Kyriakides and Georgia Onoufriou talk about the law regulating lobbying in Cyprus which will enter into force in early 2024 and compare lobbying regulations in the US, the UK, the EU, Germany, France, Greece, and Cyprus.

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  • Lobbyists Register: A Step Towards Transparency in Decision-Making Processes

    13 December 2023

    The landscape of public decision-making processes is undergoing a seismic shift with the initiation of the Lobbyists Register by the Independent Authority Against Corruption. This pivotal step, effective from Monday, November 27, marked a significant leap towards fostering transparency and curbing corrupt practices within the corridors of power.

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Public Policy

At Harris Kyriakides, we understand that in today's complex business landscape, the intersection of government policy and regulation profoundly influences corporate strategies. With the collaboration of our external partner, Zenox Public Affairs, we offer a unique and comprehensive approach to public policy solutions. Our shared vision is to provide unparalleled services aimed at building a transparent, evidence-based decision-making future.

Our public policy practice is rooted in a deep understanding of legislative nuances, political landscapes, and regulatory frameworks. With an unwavering commitment to integrity and independence, we stand as one of the nation’s pioneering lobbying firms, predating even the formal regulation of lobbying in Cyprus in early 2022.

Our services include:

1. Lobbying
Led by Zenox Public Affairs, we specialise in public policy reform and representation at the highest political and legislative echelons. Our extensive network and experience empower us to navigate complex political terrains and advocate for our clients effectively.

2. Public Affairs
Effective communication is paramount. We collaborate with clients to create compelling and legally robust messaging. Our public affairs strategies engage both media and the public, reinforcing your public policy goals and ensuring your message resonates with the right audience.

3. Citizen-First Consulting
We believe in transforming governance one initiative at a time. If you have a legislative proposal that can positively impact your business or society, we have the expertise to turn ideas into reality. Our team provides strategic communication, legal resources, and in-depth research capabilities to support initiatives that serve citizens and businesses alike.

4. Open Access Legislation
Timely and relevant information is key in navigating legislative processes. We offer continuous monitoring services, ensuring our clients are equipped with the latest updates. Our dedication to providing open access to legislation empowers informed decision-making.

At Harris Kyriakides, our approach to public policy is deeply rooted in collaboration and synergy. As an integral part of a full-service law firm, our lawyers seamlessly integrate with diverse practice areas within our firm. We draw upon the collective expertise of our legal professionals, ensuring that our clients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach that addresses the intricate layers of their challenges. Our team comprises legal experts skilled in various domains, including corporate law, environmental regulations, intellectual property, taxation, and more. Leveraging this comprehensive in-house knowledge base, we provide nuanced insights into the legal intricacies that underpin public policy issues. This collaborative ethos allows us to craft bespoke strategies tailored to the specific needs of our clients.

Collaborative Partnership with Zenox Public Affairs

Our partnership with Zenox Public Affairs strengthens our capabilities, allowing us to offer a holistic approach to public policy challenges. By combining our legal expertise with Zenox’s lobbying proficiency, we create synergies that drive impactful outcomes for our clients.

Our commitment to fostering constructive dialogues finds a significant outlet through our dedicated support to Cyprus Forum. This platform acts as a nexus, converging national and international political leaders, eminent figures from the public and private sectors, media luminaries, academics, and civil society champions. Together they engage in insightful conversations, exchange ideas, and explore innovative solutions to pivotal areas of public policy.

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