Consulting editor(s): Paolo Panico - Paolo Panico’s Law Chambers; Private Trustees SA
Publication date: Dec 2022
The Cyprus International Trust Law was originally enacted in 1992 and amended in 2012. It is a modern and flexible piece of legislation expressly addressing the needs of international families relying on Cyprus to arrange their wealth. At the same time, Cypriot resident families can apply the Trustee Law 1955, which is based on English law, to govern their trusts.
Trust Laws in Cyprus reviews both of these laws and places them in an international context, pointing out the solutions available on the island for wealth management, estate planning and asset protection purposes.
Authored by well-known experts in this field, chapters specifically analyse the relevance of Cyprus trusts where settlors wish to retain certain powers, arrange their succession in a more flexible manner than would be possible under forced heirship provisions, or protect heirloom assets from creditor claims. The book also covers the taxation of Cyprus trusts, both international and domestic, and the functioning of the UBO register of trusts under the 5th EU AML Directive.
This title is the only systematic review of the Cyprus trust laws in English. It will be an invaluable reference work to help lawyers and other private client advisers structure their clients' wealth. It will also assist professional trustees involved in the administration of Cyprus trusts, and be useful for accountants and tax advisers in relation to the tax treatment of various types of Cyprus trusts.