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The EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility

The EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility

With 582 votes in favour, the Members of the European Parliament have approved and adopted the rules governing Europe’s renowned Recovery and Resilience Facility (the “RRF”). The RRF forms part of the €750 billion Next Generation EU recovery plan and has been dubbed as a key tool in curbing the pandemic’s devastating consequences.

Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) Registers Implementation in Cyprus

Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) Registers Implementation in Cyprus

As part in a chain of reforms proposed by the European Commission, in 2015 the European Union (the “EU”) adopted a modernised regulatory framework encompassing the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive 2015/849 (the “AMLD IV”). The AMLD IV is a milestone in the Commission’s Action Plan to remedy the undoubtable shortcomings of Europe’s anti-money laundering framework evident by several money laundering cases and terrorist attacks.

The Cyprus Non-Domiciliation Rules

The Cyprus Non-Domiciliation Rules

In an effort to improve the competitiveness of Cyprus’s tax regime and attract foreign capital, in 2015 the Cypriot Government introduced the concept of “Non-Domiciled”. The concept was proposed through the amendment of the Special Contribution for the Defence of the Republic of Cyprus Law N.117(I) of 2002, as amended from time to time (the “SDC Law”).