Investment Firms Regulation

Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC is one of the few law firms that has established and developed a practice in relation to the provision of services relating to Investment Firms regulation, capital markets and Funds regulation. The Firm has a dedicated team of advocates dealing with international and local matters in relation to the authorization, regulation, compliance and legal matters of Cyprus Investment Firms, AIFs, UCITS Funds, EMI, ASPs and their related legal matters. The team advises investors who are interested in investing in Cyprus with the provision of the aforesaid services. It also assists existing companies in relation to the legal and compliance matters and offers advice for their ongoing regulations. It also assists in relation to European and International matters for the issuing of legal opinions and receiving of legal advice at an international level, taking into consideration the market’s current situation.

The Firm’s lawyers offer legal and compliance support and advice on the structuring and documenting aspects for each case, and tailor made solutions and provide answers to complex situations. The Department’s core focus is to provide the most beneficial outcomes to its clients as well as to bring about real commercial results. The Firm can assist in handling matters from the time of application for authorization up to the termination of the respective company's activities.

Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC’s clients in relation to this market are international clients with a wide background in technology, financial services, services provision and other related financial activities.

Our services
  • Assistance during authorization procedures for CIFs, AIFs, UCITS, AIFMs, ASPs
  • Hub for international advice
  • Legal services in relation to all matters for CIFs, AIFs, UCITS, AIFMs, ASPs
  • Provision of compliance services
  • Regulatory advice
  • Setup of CIFs, AIFs, UCITS, AIFMs, ASPs
  • Takeover of Cyprus investment firms

Our experience

  • The Firm is continuously being instructed in relation to capital markets, compliance and corporate law and governance. The Firm advises, both on regulatory and corporate matters, a number of Cyprus Investment Firms which have an international technological base. These firms include SAXO BANK, XTRADE, SPOTOPTION, LEVERATE FINANCIAL SERVICES, IRONFX and RELIANTCO. The details of the clientele are confidential.

  • We have also been instructed by a UK based UCITS Fund to assist in the registration of the marketing of its units in Cyprus through the relevant and accessible passport service offered. We have also assisted in the deregistration once the marketing aspect has been completed.

  • The Firm has been involved in the setup, incorporation, authorization, licensing and regulation of a number of Investment Firms in Cyprus. The Firm has provided legal advice in relation to employment, corporate, regulation and compliance, immigration and matters relating to the day to day business operations.

  • The Firm has acted as the liquidator of one of the biggest Cyprus Investment Firms in Cyprus.