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Cyprus: Corporate distress in Cyprus; Revisiting Receivership

19 April 2022 by Ioannis Sidiropoulos, associate, Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Economies globally are passing through severe turbulence. As if the adverse effects of the pandemic were not enough, the recent crisis in Ukraine and its financial consequences are causing increasing macro and microeconomic adversities. Cyprus is no exception to this situation.

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Cyprus: Elias Neocleous & Co LLC advises on US$450 Million High Yield Bond Offering by Energean PLC

23 December 2021 by Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC in collaboration with Latham & Watkins represented J.P. Morgan, ING Bank, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs International, Morgan Stanley, Natixis and Poalim IBI in connection with a US$450 million offering of Rule 144A/Reg S high yield senior secured notes issuance by Energean PLC

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Cyprus: Brightbridge’s R1.75 billion offer to RMB

22 October 2021 by Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The capital markets team of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC has assisted the Cyprus registered entity Brightbridge Real Estate Limited in the R1.75 billion offer to acquire certain assets of RMB Holdings Limited

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Latest developments on Crypto assets regulation in Cyprus

17 August 2021 by Ioannis Sidiropoulos, associate; Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Crypto assets regulation is still considered “terra incognita”, with many jurisdictions only now making their first steps on this foggy landscape.

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European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issues Public Statement encouraging better scrutiny of prospectuses relating to Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

21 July 2021 by Elias Neocleous & Co LLC; Michael Pelosi, Senior legal Counsel; Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Associate

ESMA has recently issued a Public Statement to promote coordinated action by National Competent Authorities (NCAs) regarding the scrutiny of the disclosure included in prospectuses relating to Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), which are approved in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/11291 (Prospectus Regulation or PR).

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Cyprus: Proposals for common corporate tax rate: A Triple Yes? Joe Biden – OECD – EU Commission

26 May 2021 by Elias Neocleous & Co LLC, Elena Christodoulou

In the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic and with public deficits having reached a zenith, tax reform appears to be high on the agenda of many of the world’s key players, most notably President Biden but also the OECD and the EU.

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Cyprus: OECD issues updated guidance on tax treaties amid covid-19

08 April 2021 by Elias Neocleous & Co LLC - Cyprus, Elena Christodoulou

On the 21st of January 2021, the OECD issued a guidance on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tax treaties. This updates the previous guidance issued by the OECD Secretariat on 3 April 2020.

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Cyprus: ENC assists Mintra in acquisition of Safebridge

05 March 2021 by Elias Neocleous & Co

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is pleased to have assisted Lupp + Partner PartG mbB in advising Norwegian based Mintra Holding AS on its strategic expansion

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GRR 100 listing confirms Elias Neocleous & Co LLC as the premier Cyprus law firm for cross-border insolvency and restructuring work.

21 January 2021 by Elias Neocleous & Co

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is extremely proud to have been included in the Global Restructuring Review’s list of the world’s top 100 law firms (the ‘GRR 100’) for the second consecutive year.

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Elias Neocleous & Co. LLC Advises Pepperstone On Its CySEC Authorization As CIF

23 November 2020 by Elias Neocleous & Co

During 2020, our firm advised our valued client, Pepperstone Group Limited, an Australian-authorised investment firm, in the establishment, authorization process of its Cyprus subsidiary, Pepperstone EU Limited.