Unlocking Cyprus as a Treasury and Financing Jurisdiction – Seminar by EY (Limassol)

Seminar by EY Cyprus: Unlocking Cyprus as a Treasury and Financing Jurisdiction from a Legal, Corporate Tax, Transfer Pricing, Immigration and VAT angle (Subject to Accreditation by Cyprus Bar Association).

In the contemporary corporate world of Substance, Cyprus has recently seen a number of entities moving their treasury and financing functions inbound. The need for human ,technical and monetary resources required by commercial Groups running their treasury operations has resulted in several wide-ranging implications touching as well one of the traditional financing jurisdictions, Cyprus.

Having identified this substance need along with the on-shoring trend in EU jurisdictions, EY Cyprus organises a holistic session providing insights on legal, corporate tax, transfer pricing (TP), immigration and VAT of running treasury operations and financing from Cyprus. Our seminar will concentrate on tax, legal and immigration compliance along with efficiencies that need to be safeguarded from the initiation to the implementation phases of financing via a Cypriot vehicle.

As a solid Corporate Treasury and Finance function has become ever so important, managing assets, liquidity risks, banking relationships, intra-group transactions and supporting business units and entities from a financing perspective, the arising tax and legal implications should not be underestimated. Similarly, from an immigration angle setting up an international business company, utilising posted workers and employing executive teams, handling Brexit aftermath whereby applicable are issues requiring attention.

Attendees will utilise the opportunity to interact with our experienced-in-their-field facilitators and gain insightful knowledge via practical examples elaboration, anonymised client case studies through interactive technology and views exchange.

Given client demand and requests from our member firms globally, a video on demand will be available for those who wish to watch remotely.

09:00 – 13:00

Date & Venue of Seminar:
• 18 March 2020
EY Limassol Offices

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Participation Fee:
• €120 + VAT
Seminar attendance

• €100 + VAT
Video on demand (10-day availability from registration)

Invoices will be circulated upon registration to participating organisation’s registered billing address.

Settlement via JCC smart is also available via the following link:
EY Cyprus – Seminars

Registration Deadline:
• 16 March 2020
EY Limassol Offices
• 17 March 2020
EY Nicosia Offices
• 31 August 2020
Video on demand
** Kindly note that available seats and video subscriptions are limited.


The seminar is addressed to all those looking to deepen their tax – legal – immigration knowledge on utilising Cyprus’ corporate vehicles for financing purposes, including those professionals, e.g. accountants, lawyers, finance – immigration – taxation officers and financial controllers as well as entrepreneurs managing treasury and financing transactions/operations.


09:00-09:15 Introductions and Coffee
09:15-10:15 Unlocking Cyprus as a Treasury and Financing Jurisdiction from a Corporate Tax and TP angle
 Tax Rationale and Frequently used financing structures
 Recent Corporate Tax Trends
 Transfer Pricing developments and opportunities in the light of OECD transfer pricing guidance on financial transactions
10:15-11:15 Unlocking Cyprus as a Treasury and Financing Jurisdiction from Legal and Immigration angle
 Regulatory Framework and Legal Considerations to be observed
 Immigration Focus on International Business Company and Employment matters
 Trending business immigration topics (e.g. Brexit)
 Immigration Myths Debunked
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:40 Finally Unlocking Cyprus as a Treasury and Financing Jurisdiction from a VAT angle
 What are the major VAT implications arising for entities with financing operations?
 Is input VAT recovery feasible or comprises a VAT leakage?
 What are the VAT optimisation points that need to be considered in minimising costs?
 Recent Practice VAT Updates & Brexit
12:40-13:00 Questions – Exchange of views

We would be delighted to see you at the seminar and join us in unlocking the Legal, Corporate Tax, TP, Immigration and VAT aspects of Cyprus as a Treasury and Financing Jurisdiction.

Preparers/ Facilitators:
• Charalambos Prountzos
Partner, Head of EY Law Cyprus – CESA Law Leader
• George Liasis
Partner, Head of Indirect Tax Services
• Charalambos Palaontas
Director, Transfer Pricing Services
• Christos Tooulas
Director, Accounting Compliance & Reporting
• Panayiotis Gregoriou
Senior Manager, Direct Tax Services
• Iacovos Kouppas
Senior Manager, EY Law
• Riginos Polydefkis
Manager, Immigration – People Advisory Services
• Simos Simou
Manager, Tax Barrister, Indirect Tax Services


For our upcoming Seminars, please click here to find provisional schedule and register your attendance. The number of available places is limited and early registration is recommended.

For any queries with regards to the Seminar, contact:
Katerina Liassi
Tel: +357 22 209 946