14 February 2022
In an effort to facilitate effective waste management and enhance environmental protection, Cyprus has adopted legislation that implements the Extended Producer Responsibility Principle, regulating the assumption of responsibility by importers and manufacturers of selected products for financing and implementing the necessary infrastructure that would enable consumers to return a product when it becomes a waste.Read More
05 October 2021
In June of 2019, the European Union adopted a directive that targets the limitation of single-use plastics (SUPs) and marine litter. Two years later, Cyprus has yet to implement the Directive into national law.Read More
15 April 2020
On 11th December 2019 the European Commission presented the European Green Deal to transform the European Union into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy.Read More
24 March 2022
Harris Kyriakides team contributes the Cyprus chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide – Environment & Climate Change Law 2022 by Global Legal Group.Read More
14 February 2020
Harris Kyriakides LLC contributes the Cyprus chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment & Climate Change Law 2020. The guide provides a practical cross border insight into Environment and Climate Change Law.Read More
20 January 2016Read More
24 February 2015
Harris Kyriakides LLC has been selected on the basis of its expertise in Environmental law within the Cyprus jurisdiction as the national contributor of the Cyprus chapterRead More
Environmental compliance is becoming exponentially important in recent years. It is now an established part of corporate social responsibility, as local, national and international stakeholders demand environmental stewardship from the individuals and organisations they do business with. Further, regulation on environmental matters is increasing, making environmental compliance mandatory and raising the level of adherence to such provisions more and more. This significantly affects entrepreneurs, companies and organisations, who must integrate environmental management into their business strategy and policies. This requires a preventative approach to environmental compliance and liability issues, as well as an understanding of the evolving regulatory landscape.
We maintain a niche environmental law practice that specializes on Cyprus environmental laws and regulations and is able to assist companies and individuals to meet Cyprus environmental compliance standards. We have a strong presence in all areas of environmental law, including environmental litigation, defence of environmental prosecutions, environmental cleaning from past use, compliance issues, environmental approvals and assessments, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, waste management and disposal, recycling, waste diversion and recovery and transportation of dangerous goods.
Our practice is driven by a commercial and comprehensive understanding of the implications of environmental law for our clients and their businesses. Our clients includes companies in the natural resources sector, energy sector, shipping sector, water boards, utilities and various levels of government.
Our comprehensive expertise includes: