Archive for January, 2014

Cyprus International Trusts 2014

The Law does not provide a comprehensive definition of ‘trusts’. Trusts law was largely developed by the courts on a case-by-case basis, and it is through the development of case law which has provided us with a better understanding of what a trust arrangement entails. The basic structure is as follows:

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Legal 500- 2014 Ranking

In 2014, Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC acquired recognition from Legal 500 (EMEA)  in their rankings for Europe, Middle East and Africa regions with regard to Cyprus law firms.

Our Firm was recommended for our contribution in the following areas of expertise:

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Maritime and Admiralty

For more information on the specific tiers achieved, please visit Awards & Recognition

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC celebrates its 30 Year Anniversary in 2014

2014 marks a significant milestone for Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC, as it highlights 30 full years of professional experience. This special anniversary demonstrates the extraordinary and inspiring journey of how a single individual/advocate created a 170 employee law firm with widespread international reach. The Firm is universally cited as being one of the leading law firms in Cyprus.

Since its establishment, the Firm achieved success and rapid growth by providing sound legal advice with professionalism, efficiency and integrity. The Firm has developed and continuous to maintain its strong relationships with clients, partners and networks.

Letter from the Managing Director, Christodoulos G. Vassiliades

Maltese Companies And Tax Rules 2014

Malta is an ideal location for multinationals seeking cost and tax-efficient jurisdictions within the European Union. The legal, regulatory and fiscal framework in Malta, the use of English as business language, its qualified work force including the professionals in the legal, tax and financial services fields, and the relatively low operating costs are some of the ingredients that have contributed to the Malta being ranked among the top financial centers.

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Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC Opens New Office in Malta

We are excited to announce the opening of Vassiliades & Co. (Malta) Ltd  in Floriana, Malta on 1st February 2014. This marks another step in a period of expansion for our law firm and we hope to grow even further and that through the Malta office, we will be able to accommodate more clients who wish to benefit from our professional and quality tailored advice.

The address of the new office is 17 Macerata Street, Floriana FRN 1080, Malta. The office is hence located at the heart of the city centre.

The Malta office will cater for all services including Corporate and Immigration. In relation to immigration services, we have obtained the Malta Individual Investor Programme (IIP) License.

In recent times, Malta has become a highly sought after jurisdiction to third country investors, as it is the latest country to offer full citizenship through its new Citizenship-by-Investment programme.

The Maltese Government has recently amended its Citizenship programme to draw investors with the option of obtaining full citizenship (without residence permits), in exchange for a total investment of €1.150.000 (previously €650.000). This, among other important aspects of Malta, seems to be the cause of a rise in the country’s presence in the economic scene.

Malta also offers various favourable corporate tax schemes which when applied may permit a corporate structure to incur tax rates as low as 5%.