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LSTS assists its clients in optimising tax gains and minimising tax leaks through expert international tax planning.


LSTS offers legal advice and support through Cyprus qualified corporate lawyers able to advise on all corporate law matters.


LSTS offers the full spectrum of fiduciary and company secretarial services required by clients optimising through Cyprus.


LSTS offers bespoke substance services allowing clients to tailor products and services to achieve the requisite presence.


LSTS offers assistance in opening bank accounts in numerous premium jurisdictions in Europe and Asia.


LSTS provides audit and assurance services according to IFRS. LSTS is registered under ICPAC and ICEAW.

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Russian Deoffshorisation

Russia Deoffshorisation [Update]

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RUSSIA DEOFFSHORISATION 31 March 2015 Update  Notification requirements for foreign structures – New date 15 June 2015 A bill has been submitted to the Upper House of the Russian Parliament, moving the deadline for submitting notifications on participation in foreign companies from 1 April to 15 June 2015. Our expectations are that this bill will

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Cyprus Financing

Cyprus Financing Tax Structures

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CYPRUS FINANCING TAX STRUCTURES BACK TO BACK LOANS One Tier Financing Company Provisions of the Law Article 33 of the Income Tax Law 2002 (the “Law”) gives the Inland Revenue Department the power to adjust transactions between connected companies, entities and individuals on an arm’s-length basis and to tax the resulting deemed profits, gains or

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Cyprus International Trust

The Cyprus International Trust [Reviewed]

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THE CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL TRUST On 8 March 2012 the House of Representatives in Cyprus enacted the International Trusts (Amending) Law of 2012 effecting various structural amendments to the International Trusts Law of 1992. A new era began for Trusts in Cyprus giving a favourable trust regime by ensuring that international investors, settlors and beneficiaries enjoy

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Moscow Legal Forum

Moscow Legal Forum‏

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ANNUAL MOSCOW LEGAL FORUM The Third Annual Moscow Legal Forum, is the largest legal forum in Russia, attended by over 1000 participants, including the “Magic Circle” law firms, and “Big Four” advisory firms. John Joannides, Head of Legal & Business Development of LSTS Cyprus was invited to speak at the forum, on the Russian Deoffshorisation

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Indian Cabinet approves Agreement and the Protocol between India and Cyprus for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion UPDATE 24 AUGUST 2016 On 24 August 2016 the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of an Agreement and the Protocol between

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Copyright, patents and intellectual property protection law and rights.

Intellectual Property Rights – Cyprus Tax Structures

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Intellectual Property Rights – Cyprus Tax Structures OPPORTUNITY WINDOW CLOSES 31 December 2015 FOREWORD In July 2012 the Cyprus Income Tax Law, Law 118 of 2002 was amended to provide, amongst others, very beneficial tax incentives and exceptions relating to income deriving from the intellectual property rights (“IP”). The provisions of the revised tax legislation

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Deoffshorisation Impact and Solutions

Protected: Deoffshorisation Impact and Solutions

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Lodz, Poland

Polish CFC Rules

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SOLUTIONS TO POLISH CFC RULES Our analysis of the Polish CFC Rules in the new Polish Act which came into force 1 January 2015 appears below and is separated into two sections: I.    CFC legislation in Poland and how this affects Cyprus. II.   Suggested solution to the CFC provisions.  *image  

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