Litigation and Arbitration

Alternative methods allow resolving a dispute between the parties without going to court today. Thus, some categories of commercial disputes do not reach the standard court (litigation) proceedings, but are resolved in an alternative manner – through arbitration, a non- court dispute resolution process, where two parties come together to the agreement with the assistance of the arbitrator, who subsequently will issue the “arbitration award”, a legally binding decision upon the parties.

Contract Law: Cyprus and India

Small Cyprus and huge India share a common colonial history (India – 1858 – 1947; Cyprus -1914 – 1960), and the foundation of Cypriot and Indian Legal System is the Common Law, since both of the countries were British Colonies. Hence, the law in relation to contract, the Contract Law, Cap 149, was heavily influenced by the Common Law and identical to the Contract Law in India, the Indian Contract Act 1872, which reflects the principles of English contract law applicable in 1960.

Human Rights in Cyprus

Human rights cannot be restricted without a proportional and legitimate reason. For example, for the reasons of a public health or a public safety some of the rights can be proportionally restricted. However, it should be noted that Human Rights are divided into two categories: qualified and absolute rights. By “absolute rights” should be understand those rights, which under no circumstances can be restricted, such as the freedom from slavery, freedom from torture and inhuman treatment, whereas qualified rights can be legally restricted by the authorities in case if there is a clash with public interests or public morality or safe, such as a freedom from speech and expression.

Intellectual Property Law

Legal firms provides custom legal services for Intellectual Property matters, aiming at the full protection of your ideas and intellectual property rights to the full extent of the Law.

International law (Public International Law)

International law, also known as public international law and law of nations, is the set of rules, norms and principles that aim to regulate mainly the relations between States. It provides normative guidelines and a common conceptual framework to guide states across a broad range of areas, including the law of sea, international criminal law and humanitarian law. Some of the sources of public international law can be found in the international conventions, such as the European Convention on Human Rights, agreements, treaties, article 38(1) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, international customs and etc. However, it should not be confused with private international law, which is primarily focused on the conflict of laws and determination of which jurisdiction is applicable to the dispute.

How do I sign a power of attorney?

We have lost count how many times we have heard ‘how do I sign a power of attorney?’ It is vital to ensure that your power of attorney is signed and certified correctly to ensure it will be valid for use in Cyprus.