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Doing business in Cyprus

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Cyprus.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Cyprus
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Doing Business in Cyprus
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this country. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Cyprus either temporarily or permanently. Published in March 2018.

Doing Business in Cyprus
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Current at February 2018.

Cyprus company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Cyprus: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi in 2018, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Cyprus.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Cyprus page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

European Commission: Corporate governance
Overview of current regulations and updates covering directors and board members, shareholders, employee share ownership, remuneration policies, transparency, and financial institutions. The page links to EU Directives, recommendations and proposals.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Forums and support networks

Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry
A support network for promoting business and trade.

Cyprus-UK Business Association
Organisation working to develop trade links between Cyprus and the UK.

Enterprise Europe Network
Network created by the European Commission of business support organisations helping SMEs to gain access to the EU market.

Embassies and consulates

Articles and books in the Library collection

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