The Cyprus Bar Association has just published the May 2023 Issue of Nomiko Vima. In this issue, our partner Nicolas Kyriakides, our junior associate Konstantinos Giallouridis and our trainee associate Cleopatra Khattab summarised the 2nd Annual Symposium of the Procedural Law Unit of the University of Nicosia. The general theme of the conference was “European Civil Procedure After Brexit: delays and need to speed-up, technology in justice and ADR”.
Delighted to feature in the second Women's Issue of InBusiness Magazine, where our partner Niki Liassides shares her incredible journey in the legal field and sheds light on the challenges faced by women today.
In solidarity, we thrive! Harris Kyriakides proudly supports the LGBTQIA+ community this Pride Month, embracing diversity, fostering inclusivity, and championing equality.
Our partner Nicolas Kyriakides during the 13th Nicosia Economic Congress appeared on InBusinessNewsTV explaining that the narrative around the justice system should change.
We are delighted to announce our upcoming open day exclusively for UCY Students. Join us on June 9th, 2023 at our offices in Larnaca for a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with our lawyers and gain valuable insights into future career prospects.
Harris Kyriakides and DLA Piper co-organised Oresti Omran's book presentation 25+1 Questions on the Energy Crisis, last Friday at the Leventios Art Gallery.
Join our partner MichaelKyriakides on February 3 speaking at the Annual Asset Recovery Series conference in Dublin on obtaining information for asset recovery under the new Civil Procedure Rules in Cyprus.
Congratulations to Procedural Law Unit for hosting an insightful symposium for a second consecutive year. The general theme for this year’s conference was “European Civil Procedure After Brexit: delays and need to speed-up, technology in justice and ADR”.
The European initiative Rechance Project by the Center for Social Innovation - CSI and the European University Cyprus organise a conference on "Unleashing the powers of the next day" for a more holistic social inclusion of ex-prisoners.
Harris Kyriakides hosted Dr Roman Khodykin at our headquarters for a roundtable discussion on Experiences in Cross-Border Corporate Dispute Resolution.
This Christmas Harris Kyriakides proudly supports Ablebook, an application that aims to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and vulnerable groups.
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.
Our lawyers have been actively involved in providing pro bono services to Aradippou Basketball Club on various legal matters.
We were delighted to advise pro bono the Larnaca Tourism Board in the Elpida Project.
Cyprus inaugurates the Limited Liability Shipping Company (LLSC)
10 October 2022
New legislation has been passed in Cyprus, providing for the opportunity for ship-owners to establish a Limited Liability Shipping Company (LLSC).Read More
Prohibition of providing Russian oil by European ships
29 June 2022
The EU has approved six packages of sanctions in response to Russia's unprecedented and unprovoked military offense against Ukraine. The measures are aimed at limiting the Kremlin's ability to finance the war and cause clear economic and political costs to Russia and to Russian individuals who are connected to the regime.Read More
Assistance to seafarers affected by the situation in Ukraine in opening bank accounts in Cyprus
05 May 2022
This article briefly describes the arrangements made by financial institutions in the Republic of Cyprus to facilitate the opening of bank accounts for seafarers affected by the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.Read More
The ‘Ever Given’ Departs, the Legal Battle Continues
26 July 2021
The ‘Ever Given’, the containership that blocked the Suez Canal in March 2021, is now finally on its way after being detained for over 3 months. However, legal issues in relation to the incident are expected to drag on.Read More
World Bank Report Sparks Debate over LNG’s Role in Decarbonising Shipping
02 July 2021
A recent report published by the World Bank advised against investment in LNG, branding its role in shipping decarbonisation as limited. LNG provides ready solutions to existing IMO emissions regulations and features several advocates.Read More
Update on the Cyprus/Greece Ferry Link: Larnaca’s case
01 July 2021
In December 2020 Cyprus launched an unsuccessful tender for re-establishment of the Cyprus/Greece ferry connection. A new tender on more viable terms is on the cards, which could further address concerns raised by the Larnaca authorities.Read More
Cyprus strategy for the Shipping sector
07 June 2021
The Cyprus Ministry for shipping is preparing a new strategic vision for Cyprus shipping sector that will determine the future of the maritime industry.Read More
Marine Cyberattacks: Analysis of Liability and IMO 2021
05 April 2021
Cyberattacks bear risk for shipping companies in terms of contractual liability, third party liability, and regulator violations.Read More
UK Supreme Court Overrules Court of Appeal on Disapplication of the Crossing Rules outside Narrow Channels
17 March 2021
UK Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeal and Admiralty Court judgment involving collision outside a narrow channel.Read More
Cyprus Makes Waves in Decarbonising Shipping
15 February 2021
Cyprus introduced tax cuts in January to incentivise shipping companies towards energy efficiency and use of alternative fuel, ultimately aiming for Green House Gases reduction.Read More
Decarbonising Shipping: A Review of IMO and EU Regulation
11 February 2021
Decarbonising shipping is essential, expensive, and complicated. Regulation is key to achieving the task, and which regulation prevails will determine shipping companies’ strategies for decades to comeRead More
IMO 2020 approaches 2021 – Has the Shipping Industry Adapted to the 0.5% Sulphur Cap?
05 January 2021
IMO 2020 introduced a 0.5% Sulphur cap on bunkers to ships operating outside Emission Control Areas.Read More
P&I Club Coverage for COVID-19
24 November 2020
P&I Clubs invariably provide insurance cover for infectious diseases. COVID-19 related cover encompasses crew illness and deviation to ensure treatment, whereas the extent of quarantine cover varies between the individual rules.Read More
Guidance on Stamp Duty applicable on Shipping Mortgages under Cyprus law
21 August 2018Read More
Cyprus Pledges to Vaccinate 40,000 Seafarers Serving on Board against COVID-19
15 July 2021
Cyprus has issued a Circular pledging COVID-19 vaccination to seafarers serving on board Cyprus flagged and managed vessels, while exploring the possibility of becoming a global vaccination hub.Read More
COVID 19: Impact on Marine Insurance, and the Introduction of Exclusion Clauses
04 November 2020
COVID-19 impacts the wider maritime industry, including marine insurance. So far insurance claims have been reduced, though insurers are bracing for a potential influx through novel exclusion clauses.Read More
Global Implications of the Rapidly Evolving Coronavirus Pandemic Restrictions for Charter Parties
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
11 March 2021
A recent article of Ioannis Generalis, Τrainee Αssociate at Harris Kyriakides, with title ‘Regulatory impact’, has been published in the Bunkerspot Magazine.Read More
16 December 2019
We were delighted to advise pro bono the Larnaca Tourism Board in the Elpida Project.Read More
25 April 2019
The Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation, Technology Centre of Excellence (MaRITeC-X) consortiumRead More
16 August 2018
The Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation, Technology Centre of Excellence (MaRITeC-X) consortium.Read More
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. 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.
Our Cyprus shipping lawyers provide comprehensive advice and representation 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 charterparties, maritime tax and maritime insurance. In addition, the firm is representing clients in admiralty practice, litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Our areas of work include:
Harris Kyriakides is also actively involved in the representation of the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) and is a strategic partner of the CMMI in the operation of the Maritime Legislation and Policy Lab at CMMI.
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