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Real Estate & Immovable Property Law

Real Estate & Immovable Property Law

We at ZK Krokou & Associates LLC, developed a dedicated team of experienced lawyers offering competent, practical and cost effective legal advice to clients assisting them to achieve their goals, whether they are purchasing residential or commercial property in Cyprus.

We regularly advise and assist on the following, acting as closing lawyers:

• Investigation/ assessment of the status of immovable property and the seller’s company
• Acquisition and disposal of property in Cyprus by EU and third-country citizens
• Legal advice on real estate transactions
• Assessment, assembly, and preparation all the required due diligence information and documentation required by the banks for the transactions
• Undertaking advanced legal due diligence in order to ensure the property’s status
• Negotiating, drafting and/or reviewing of Reservation Agreements, Sale and Purchase Agreements, as well as Lease, Assignment and Rental Agreements
• Representing our clients before the Inland Revenue (for stamp duties calculation and payment) and before the Land Registry (for registering the contract of sale)
• Property Transfers and Assignments
• Assessment of tax implication in the case where there is a restructuring of assets
• Assessment of any VAT matters in relation to the transaction
• Indicating the relevant direct and indirect taxes and levies such as transfer fees, and land registry filing fees.

Shelf Companies & Pre- Approved Names

Shelf Companies

A shelf company is the fastest way to getting a business fast and running. A shell company is a ready-made company, with no assets and/ or liabilities.
We can provide a list of ready-made companies available for purchase.
We, SN Nicolaou & Associates LLC, supply shell companies with appointed professional directors and trustee shareholders. The legal secretary and the secretarial services for the company are provided by our firm. The registered office address is our secretarial companies’ address as an effort to ensure compliance with the money laundering legislation. Once the company is acquired by the client, then all above requirements all of the above-mentioned requirements, can be fulfilled with individuals and/ or legal entities of your choice.

Pre- approved names

We also provide a list of pre-approved name of companies, as an effort to speed-up the formation of a company. However, it is noted that the name can be changed at any time in the future, to a name of your choice.

Corporate Administration Services

We provide a complete range of administration services for our clients’ day to day operations. Our aim is to respond promptly to our clients’ request and provide flexible solutions.
Our corporate administration services include the following:

Preparation and/ or reviewing of minutes & resolutions

Opening of bank accounts and provision of bank signatories for the processing and execution of bank instructions

Preparation and reviewing of various types of agreements

Drafting and reviewing of documents related to transfers of shares of a Cyprus company, change of directors, secretary, registered office, including submissions of the required forms to the Registrar of Companies

Arrangements for Share capital increase/ reduction (including the drafting of resolutions and other related documents

Amendments to M&A

Obtaining of corporate certificates from the Registrar of Companies

Redomiciliation of companies from/ to Cyprus

Undertaking company searches and due diligence requirements

Handling correspondence with third parties and various authorities

Monitoring local compliance with statutory requirements and filings

Issue of sales invoices and collection of receivables

Attending meetings and carrying out negotiations on behalf of clients

Legal Due Diligence including the collection of documents and assessment of potential risks, as per clients’ request

Assistance in applying for and obtaining business licences for specialized industry sectors and regulated investment firms.

Arranging for registration of trademarks or trade names

Corporate Secretarial Services

The existence of a company legal secretary is a requirement for the incorporation and operation of a Cyprus company under the companies’ law.
Our secretarial services include the following:

Provision of registered office address

Maintaining and safekeeping the statutory records and registers of the company

Attending meetings and keeping meeting minutes

Preparation of the Annual Directors’ Report to accompany company’s Financial Statements

Registration of company pledges

Request corporate certificates from public authorities

Preparation of notices for shareholders’/directors’ meetingss

Keep companies’ seal

Safekeeping of companies’ share certificates

In addition to the above-mentioned corporate administration services, we provide assistance on any corporate work required in the day-to-day administration for a Cypriot entity.

Banking Services

We can assist you with a number of banking solutions as we have established relationships with both Cyprus based as well as foreign banks. In the current world of compliance, successful bank application depends on the level of expertise of your banking advisor.
Our banking team can assist you with the following:

Expressing legal opinions with legal conclusions and analysis on a specific transaction or matter and the legal effect of the transaction or matter addressed to regulatory authorities

Preparation of policies in accordance with legal obligations on specific practise areas

Advisory services to any business transactions

Advisory services, on specialised industry areas such as the financial services

Provision of compliance health-checks

Provision of Anti-Money Laundering Review procedures and assessment on compliance with relevant laws and directions

Assistance in applications to Central Bank for Electronic Money Institutions (EMI) and Payment Institutions (PI)

Assistance in application for financial services companies in Cyprus (CySEC), Malta (MFSA), UK (FCA), UAE – Dubai (DFSA)

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