Elias Neocleous & Co LLC | Cyprus | 1 Nov 2023
In early 2023, the Admiralty Court delivered a judgment concerning the collision of a vessel with fish cages. The Court addressed whether the ship was at fault, as the fish farm was not precisely built and located in accordance with its licence. However, the master of the ship was aware of the farm's location.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC | Cyprus | 27 Sep 2023
Cyprus has implemented into its national law the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) through the enactment of Law No. 57 of 1989. This Law provides for the ratification of the MARPOL convention. In addition, the Deputy Ministry of Shipping issues various circulars from time to time concerning the application of the provisions of the Law.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC | European Union | 14 Jul 2023
The fast-changing nature of the crypto-asset sector has created challenges for EU member states to establish a tax framework for this new class of assets, which has led to uneven treatment of the crypto sector within the internal market. In order to harmonise the EU regulatory regime and to promote traceability, thus avoiding taxable events, the European Commission has proposed the......
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC | Cyprus | 14 Jun 2023
A recent first-instance Admiralty Court judgment examined whether an action, omission or negligence that results in an injury to a seafarer could be considered related to the "navigation or management" of a ship. This determines the court's jurisdiction.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC | Cyprus | 31 May 2023
The Shipping Deputy Ministry recently issued a circular outlining the reporting obligations for the transport of crude oil and petroleum products of Russian Federation origin to third countries by sea. This article discusses these reporting obligations and when to submit them.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC | Cyprus | 15 Feb 2023
Royal Caribbean Group recently registered the cruise ship "Spectrum of the Seas" under the Cyprus flag. Royal Caribbean Group is one of the world's largest cruise companies and, as has already been announced, it plans to open an office in Cyprus later in 2023. The office will be based in Limassol and is intended to support ship operations as the company looks to develop its Eastern......
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC | European Union | 6 Jan 2023
🕑 4 minutes The characteristics of the digital platform economy have proven to be quite challenging when it comes to the traceability and detection of taxable events by tax authorities. To extend the EU tax transparency rules to digital platforms, the Council of the European Union adopted Directive 2021/514, also known as "DAC7". This article outlines DAC7 and the details of its implementation.