The United Kingdom is currently in the process of exiting the European Union through an unprecedented, extensive and uncertain procedure. We touch upon the key areas of Cyprus law which may be affected from the UK withdrawal from the European Union.

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Massive congratulations to a team of excellent new lawyers, who have completed their traineeship at Harris Kyriakides LLC and have successfully passed the examinations of the Cyprus Bar Association in flying colours. Well done!

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Cyprus has enacted a new law on the Registration and Regulation of the Services of Sworn Translators, which establishes the Registry of Sworn Translators and regulates official translations and related certifications.

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In the Compensations booklet below, you may find a summary of all rulings issued by the Cypriot courts in 2018, in which compensations were awarded for damages resulting from any form of accident. The purpose of this report is to give an indication of the amount of compensation given for various accident cases.

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We welcome applications from talented, highly motivated and committed graduates who are seeking an excellent working environment, challenging experiences and opportunities by joining our 2019-2020 trainee programme.

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The European Data Protection Board published an opinion on the interplay between the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications and the General Data Protection Regulation to generally clarify whether the processing of personal data triggers the material scope of both the GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive.

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The European Court of Justice delivered a judgment to clarify the question of defining judicial authority competent to issue a European Arrest Warrant, and ruled on the sufficient guarantee of independence required to be regarded as such under EU law. 

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The European Commission has published a guidance to help to clarify the interaction between two sets of rules for free flow of personal and non-personal data as well as mixed data sets.

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A big thank you to everyone who came to the Students' Open Day in our Head Offices in Larnaca. It was a pleasure having you here, and hope you enjoyed your visit.

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Following an audit carried out in the insurance sector, the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection (the Commissioner) published her findings about the improvements to be made and accomplished before the end of June.

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Recent European legislation makes it easier and cheaper to set up a company as well as registering branches or filing documents, especially in cross border operations.

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Recent European legislation is giving reputable bankrupt entrepreneurs a second chance and makes it easier for viable enterprises in financial difficulties to access preventive restructuring frameworks at an early stage to prevent insolvency.

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It is our great pleasure to receive the Internship Office partner logo for 2019 by the University of Oxford.

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The proposal, as submitted by the Commission, seeks to amend the Motor Insurance Directive (2009/103/EC) in five specific areas: (i) insolvency of the insurer; (ii) claims history; (iii) risks due to uninsured driving; (iv) minimum amounts of cover; and (v) scope of the Directive.

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The Ministry of Interior has published the decision of the Council of Ministers that was taken during its previous meeting and concerns a clarification on the Cyprus Investment Programme.

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Companies are increasingly using marketing to promote their products and services not only to their existing customers but also to potential ones. This is the purpose of the electronic marketing, to target individuals using digital methods, such as text messages or emails. 

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On 14 November 2018, the Supreme Court of Cyprus issued its decision in Metaquotes software ltd v xxxxx Dababou Civil Appeal No. E234/2016.

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Harris Kyriakides LLC was awarded with a Gold Standard Internship Host Award by The University of Oxford. The Internship Office of the University of Oxford honored our firm for the support. 

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Every organised society is governed by a set of rules of law, that its members are bound to follow. At the same time, given that our legal system follows the rules of common law.

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On 14 July 2017 the Cyprus parliament voted for a Cyprus tax law amendment to also provide that an individual can be a Tax Resident of Cyprus even if he/she spends less that 183 days in the Republic.

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Article 30 of the 4th European Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system.

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It is our great pleasure to announce that we have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the School of Law, of the University of Nottingham.

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