Financial Services Industry in Cyprus


Cyprus’s burgeoning financial services sector received a boost with the island's integration into the European Union, hence opening new markets and opportunities for national companies. With new or established financial and investment institutions setting up in Cyprus and national companies looking to expand abroad, this area has been at the forefront and regarded very highly in Cyprus’s international agenda. The integration of European Union directives and regulations has led to changes in the finance sector and this has also resulted in new opportunities for license, location and tax planning.

Our specialised Financial Services industry group consists of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, accountants and tax specalists drawn from our banking, capital markets, investment services, fund services, insurance, corporate, tax, and real estate practices who have an unrivalled breadth and depth of experience of working with a broad range of financial services institutions, credit institutions, insurance companies, funds and investment services companies.

Our specialist expertise and financial services knowldge expertise enables our advisors to provide results-driven commercial advice to these financial entites on some of their most complex and hybrid transactions and to help them address some of their most challenging business issues.

Our Legal Team advises and assists financial services operators in setting up and operate from a Cypriot regulatory and legal perspective by working hand in hand with the promoters, inhouse legal and financial advisors, managers and other functionaries. Our Tax Team also advises on the most appropriate and tax-efficient structure for each particular case. Our Accounting and Finance Team advises on ongoing monitoring and compliance, best accoutning systems and procedures, historical anaysis and projections. Our professionals are also frequently requested to provide analysis papers, consultative opinions and revisions of laws anaylses to insitutions, regulatory bodies and and agencies.

Chetcuti Cauchi’s expertise and familiarity with the peculiarities of this industry coupled with our in-depth knowledge of local regulatory processes has positioned us as the advisors of choice for discerning operators seeking a one-stop shop financial services solution provider in Cyprus.

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