We, S.A. Evangelou & Co LLC, are a full member firm of PwC; the largest professional organisation in the world and we are part of the Tax and Legal Services Network. This Network has more than 2000 lawyers in over 75 countries and we work alongside lawyers from our Network and experts from PwC in order to provide a comprehensive and excellent service to our corporate and individual clients internationally.
Our objective is to provide our clients with the highest quality legal service to meet their needs and requirements in today’s demanding international business and economic environment. We invite you to peruse the information below in relation to some of the attractive wealth management services we can provide you. For further information, please visit our website and feel free to contact us
We have vast experience and regularly advise clients on the creation of Cyprus trusts & Cyprus International Trusts including proposing structure ideas for creating, managing and dissolving trusts. We will draft all of the required legal documentation and we are able to support and assist you with the logistics of setting up a trust in Cyprus. Cyprus is a reputable international financial centre with very attractive opportunities for setting up and operating a trust and we are able to facilitate your requirements.
We set up private trustee companies, corporate protectors and corporate enforcers in Cyprus and in other jurisdictions and we provide legal advice in relation to issues arising when creating a trust, trustees powers, rights of beneficiaries, interpretation of trust deeds and other trust related documentation. We represent clients and trustees in court proceedings dealing with contentious and non contentious work.
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The laws in Cyprus relating to succession are complex and it is paramount, when thinking about your future and succession, that you receive comprehensive and expert legal advice in this respect. Our team, which consists of experienced Advocates, a UK qualified Solicitor and a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner will be available to assist you with any queries you may have.
If you have assets in Cyprus, and do not want your assets to fall under the forced heirship provisions in Cyprus, we can offer guidance, assistance and advice to ensure that your requirements are met and fulfilled.
A modern definition of philanthropy may include "private initiatives, for public good, focusing on quality of life", and however you choose to assist the public, we are able to assist you. We are highly experienced in setting up charitable trusts, purpose trusts, private companies limited by guarantee for charitable purposes and can assist with all of your legal requirements and needs.
Experience has shown that in many cases the absence of a sound legal framework in many family businesses increases costs and can cause conflict which result in some members of the family exiting the business on bad terms or the business itself being split up or dissolved. We do not want this to happen to you.
A legal framework therefore, can be one of the foundations upon which the success of a family business may be built and sustained. The legal framework may consist of:
• the company’s Articles of Association; and/or
• an agreement (usually a shareholders’ agreement); and/or
• codified rules and regulations.
We are able to provide legal advice, solutions, assistance and expert drafting to ensure smooth sailing when setting up and/or running a family business.
Whether you have immovable property from land, commercial or residential properties, to intellectual property or liquid assets, we are able to assist you. We can provide legal advice in relation to the holding, the use and enjoyment and disposal by way of gift or otherwise of assets including real estate, valuable chattels and other assets.
Spyros A. Evangelou
Advocate / Partner, In charge of Legal Practice, PwC Cyprus
Partner, In Charge of Private Wealth Services, PwC Cyprus