A Joint Venture is where two parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. A joint venture can be created by (a) a contractual agreement between the parties (b) setting up separate legal entity (c) establishing a partnership and (d) establishing a European Economic Interest Grouping
Cyprus Companies Law, Cap 113 implemented Directive 2005/56/EC on cross-border mergers of limited liability companies (Cross-border Mergers Directive). Cyprus company law provides the framework for cross-border mergers between companies in Cyprus and companies from other EEA states.
A Partnership is the relationship which subsists between two or more persons carrying on business in common with a view to profit. Partnerships are governed in Cyprus by the Partnership and Business Names Law, Cap. 116.
A shareholders’ agreement is an agreement entered into by the shareholders of company and which stipulates their respective rights and obligations. The shareholders’ agreement can regulate the shareholders voting rights, protect a minority shareholder`s interests and provide how a company is going to be run.
Following the implementation of Directive 2005/56/EC (Cross-border Mergers Directive) into local law by Law 2 of 186(I) of 2007, Cyprus Companies Law, Cap. 113 now provides the framework for cross-border mergers of limited liabilities companies, where at least one of the merging limited liability companies is a Cyprus company or where the limited liability company resulting from the cross-border merger is a Cyprus company.
Cyprus Companies Law, Cap 113 implemented Directive 2005/56/EC on cross-border mergers of limited liability companies (Cross-border Mergers Directive). Cyprus company provides the framework for cross-border mergers to occur between companies in Cyprus and companies from other EEA states.
Mergers result in the transfer of the assets and liabilities of one company to another and the dissolution of the first company without it going into liquidation. A merger between Cyprus companies is defined by section 30 of the Income Tax Law (Law 118(I)/2002).
Amending Law 4 of 2015 introduced important innovations to Cyprus Companies Law (Cap. 113) (the “Law”). These innovations are aimed at simplifying processes and increasing competitiveness. The amendments came into effect from the 19th of June 2015. Following the amendments, it is now possible for a company to be incorporated as a general commercial company…
1. Introduction The questions below are intended to help shareholders identify and, if relevant, negotiate certain (indicative only) matters regarding regulation of a Cyprus company. The questions are aimed at providing a starting point for discussions between the owners regarding the establishment of a management structure of a Cyprus company. Note that not all the…
1. Introduction Cyprus Company Law is based on the principle of the majority rule. Consequently Cyprus courts will not generally interfere in the internal management of companies. However, in cases where shareholders become oppressed by the controlling or majority shareholders or even the board of a Company, minority or oppressed shareholders can seek redress and…