Our clients and friends Sychem Cyprus had their special night taking place on Thursday, 26th of April 2018. Our managing partner Mr. Andreas Frangos and Chairman of the Board of the Cyprus Land Development Corporation. along with Ms. Myrianthi Papayianni partner and Ms. Anastasia Ioannou senior associate from our Litigation Department, attended the opening ceremony of the Sychem Cyprus offices as well as the official presentation of the innovative green features of "The Oval" building in Limassol Cyprus.
We are glad to inform you that the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, has appointed on the 21st December 2016, the Managing Director of our Firm Mr. Andreas Frangos as Chairman of the Board of the semi-public organization "Cyprus Land Development Corporation". The Council of Ministers approved his appointment at its meeting dated 21st December 2016.
Our firm participated with our partner Mrs. Myrianthi Papayianni, in the 1st International Networking Congress of Lawyers organised by the European Center for Legal Cooperation (CECJ), Strasburg, France in cooperation with Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, Moscow City Bar, which took place in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow between 27th -29th June, 2016.
Marios Apostolidis a junior colleague and top athlete, member of the Cyprus national team of track and field in long distances, won the first place in Paphos Logicom Marathon in the category of 10km, sponsored by our firm. It is with great pleasure that we would like to congratulate Marios and wish him all the best. Our firm always promotes ethos and fair-play in all aspects of personal and business life and only sponsors the best. Thank you Marios.
The proposition outlines that the organization will be legally unbundled into two distinct organisations; a distribution monopoly responsible for distribution and transmission, and a power-producing entity responsible for production and supply, competing in the liberalised electricity market. This separation of the EAC is in an effort by the government to satisfy one of Troika's preconditions for the successful completion of the evaluation programme and is a step towards unlocking the final tranche of funding from Troika. According to a government source, the troika agreed to the withdrawal of the EAC's privatisation decree and the inclusion of government reservations relating to uncertain factors such as a potential solution to the Cyprus problem, natural gas developments and the EuroAsia Interconnector project, designed to connect the grids of Israel, Cyprus and mainland Europe via a subsea cable.
On Thursday the 26th of November 2015 the House passed the much-anticipated bill of civil cohabitation regulating the rights and obligations of couples that wish to enter into an alternative form of union other than that of marriage. Despite carrying the full force of traditional unions between two persons, adoptions are forbidden for couples entering into a civil cohabitation agreement. The prohibition - which some argued is discriminatory - applies to heterosexual as well as same-sex couples. In theory, however, one or the other individual in a partnership would be able to file for adoption. That's because adoption laws allow individuals who are single to adopt children.
A Government bill allowing court-ordered lifting of communications privacy went through by a narrow majority of 28 votes in favour on Thursday 26 November 2015. The Bill allows to monitor and gather written electronic communications following a court order, for cases relating to drug trafficking, human trafficking, corruption, homeland security and monetary stability. House Legal Committee Chairman Sotiris Sampson declared that the Bill will be another powerful weapon in the availability of law enforcement in order for the guilty to serious offenses and the scandal of the economy to be brought before Courts and sentenced for the offenses they have committed.