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Financial Regulation and Licensing

Our Financial Regulation and Licensing department actively advises clients on a wide-range of issues, such as regulatory issues affecting permissibility of activities and investments; anti-money laundering compliance; regulatory investigations and enforcement actions; regulatory processes for the transfer of assets in banks( including affiliated transfers).  

Our firm offers market-leading insight into the industry, demonstrated by our progressive work on financial products, our support for new technologies and our widespread knowledge of the regulatory framework. Through our highly integrated and collaborative international practice we manage to bring together regulatory and other lawyers across jurisdictions so as to resolve regulatory problems, obtain regulatory consents and provide comparative assessments of regulations across jurisdictions.

We advise internationally active clients not only on entering the profitable business of trading foreign currencies but also on a broad scale of cross-border issues, among them the implications of taking their products into new countries and regions, the regulatory implications of important acquisitions and transactions and the comparative benefits of selecting particular jurisdictions for carrying on their business.

Holding our extensive experience, we deal with the obtaining of licenses of any kind of funds CIF Companies through CySEC (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission) being the financial services regulatory body in Cyprus. Our team operates as a legal advisor and / or consultant offering the complete set up from A-Z, including the preparation, drafting and submission of the application to CySEC in addition to the on-going post-submission support and up to the granting of the EU MiFID II CySEC license (European Market in Financial Investments Directive) which authorises as a result the Investment Firm to provide investment services in the EU.

Moreover, we are offering Financial Regulation Services in several jurisdictions including  the Dealer in Securities License in Vanuatu, Special License Company in Seychelles, Security Dealers License in Mauritius, Money Broking License in Labuan, Offshore Finance Company in New Zealand, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Securities and Investment License in the British Virgin Islands.