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14 September 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into economic, political, and social turmoil and had major impacts on the shipping sector.Read More
24 January 2019
With drones increasingly becoming a household item and acquiring commercial use, it is important for drone operators to understand the basic requirementsRead More
19 November 2018
Cobalt has become the latest European budget airline to stop trading, following Danish carrier Primera AirRead More
12 January 2015
The highly regarded Who's Who Legal has identified Michalis Kyriakides, partner in Harris Kyriakides LLC,Read More
19 July 2018
It was our pleasure to attend an event organised regarding shipping, where Mrs Natasa Pilides, the Deputy Minister of shipping was the main speaker.Read More
16 August 2018
The Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation, Technology Centre of Excellence (MaRITeC-X) consortium.Read More
07 August 2012Read More
We provide experienced legal counsel in admiralty and shipping in Cyprus. Our team is able to understand a wide scope of transactional work relating to the shipping and the maritime industry and, more importantly, their interrelation with regulatory, corporate, financial, tax, legal and business issues.
As a member of the European Union, Cyprus has a unique strategic location at the crossroads of three continents and has been internationally established as an attractive shipping centre. Shipping companies can find in Cyprus a very supporting environment to thrive; here they also enjoy a number of privileges, from low set up and operating costs to special taxation provisions. Cyprus is a signatory to numerous international maritime conventions, it has double tax treaties with 45 countries and bilateral agreements of cooperation in merchant shipping with more than 20 countries.
Ship-owners, charterers and ship managers participating in the Cyprus tonnage tax system are exempted from income tax and any other tax or levy on dividends paid to shareholders, on interest earned on working capital and on any profit made from the sale of a qualifying ship.
With high quality services and high standards of safety in such a strategic area, Cyprus is among the top five countries and territories in the world with the largest number of third party ship-management companies in its territory. The Cyprus Ship Registry is highly ranked among international fleets and is continuously upgrading its services offering outstanding support to international shipping.
We provide comprehensive advice on a wide range of legal services in the shipping industry and the particulars of Cyprus maritime law. Our services involve the provision of legal advice and representation on agreements, litigation and arbitration proceedings concerning shipbuilding, sale and finance of ships, formation and maintenance of shipping companies and ship registration in Cyprus, as well as related matters such as charter-parties and insurance.