The Cyprus Family Office Conference, entitled Cyprus: An Attractive Location for Setting up a Family Office is organized by IMH and will take place on Tuesday, 15 June 2021 at 11:00-12:30 (GMT+3) via an online platform.
• What makes Cyprus an Ideal Business Destination for Companies and HNWIs?
• Cross-border Planning for the Family Office
• Cyprus as Part of a Global Estate Planning structure for HNWIs
The conference will present the advantages of Cyprus as a location for setting up Family Offices. The case for Cyprus as an ideal business destination for companies and HNWIs and as part of a global estate planning structure will be presented.
Kindly note that this is a closed event addressed only to professionals from abroad. All registrations are subject to the number of available places and the criteria governing the particular audience at which the event is aimed. Registration may be considered as valid only if you don’t receive a rejection email by the secretariat.
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TONY HADJILOUCAS, PARTNER, IN CHARGE OF PRIVATE WEALTH SERVICES, PWC CYPRUS
Tony Hadjiloucas is in charge of Private Wealth Services at PwC Cyprus. He advises wealthy individuals and families from around the world on protecting, managing and growing their wealth. Areas of focus include family office services, residency, domicile and immigration, trust, estate and succession planning, family governance, support with management of liquid assets investment portfolios, personal and business Intellectual Property (IP), M&A and philanthropy. Tony has 25 years’ financial advisory experience with PwC in three countries, including around 10 years in London, where he headed a group providing valuation and strategy advice. He has served for many years on the core faculty of the United Nations’ World Intellectual Property Organization and authored several thought leadership pieces. Tony has been a visiting lecturer at several universities, including Imperial College and London Business School in the UK and Kellogg School of Management in the US. Tony has provided expert witness testimony at a number of international courts on financial matters.
GEORGE CAMPANELLAS, CEO, INVEST CYPRUS
George Campanellas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus) and the Vice President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He has nearly twenty years of professional experience in Cyprus and abroad, working with the DG Competition in Brussels and directly with the Cypriot Ministers of Health and Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism. George has been actively involved in the development of the oil & gas sector in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone, dealing with licensing, exploration and exploitation activities, as well as promoting bilateral and multilateral cooperation at a regional level. Throughout his career, he also had an active role in drafting the regulatory framework and running the relevant licensing procedures for attracting Foreign Direct Investment in sectors of strategic importance and large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the LNG terminal at Vasilikos Energy Center, Cyprus Techno Park, EuroAsia Interconnector and the City of Dreams Mediterranean, Europe’s largest integrated casino resort and Cyprus’ largest FDI project.
ANDREAS YIASEMIDES, PRESIDENT, CYPRUS INVESTMENT FUNDS ASSOCIATION
Andreas Yiasemides is the President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) and a Partner at PwC Cyprus, in charge of the Fund Services of the organisation. On his graduation from the University of Manchester with a first class degree in Economics, he joined PwC in 1999 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA). He continued his career with the Bank of Cyprus, holding various positions including heading the Custody and Trusts Unit. He then moved on to an organisation of professional services where he set up and led the Fund Services Unit. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Cyprus and of the Central Bank of Cyprus as well as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He is also Vice Chairman of the Cyprus National Advisory Council of Charter Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). Andreas Yiasemides has also been elected as the President of the Cyprus India Business Association.
GEORGE IOANNOU, PARTNER, CHRYSOSTOMIDES ADVOCATES & LEGAL CONSULTANTS
George Ioannou graduated with an LLB in Law from University College London and received a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the London School of Economics. He also qualified as an ACA Chartered Accountant. He is now Partner in the Corporate and Commercial department at Chrysostomides, with a total of 18 years of professional experience. George has significant experience in transactions support and is highly specialised in the provision of international tax planning, wealth planning for high net worth individuals, cross border mergers, mergers of Cyprus companies, transfers of corporate seat, preparation of legal capacity opinions and due diligence reports. George is recommended among the leading lawyers for Tax in international law firm directories, including the The Legal 500.
GEORGE MOUNTIS, CO-MANAGING PARTNER, CHRYSOSTOMIDES ADVOCATES & LEGAL CONSULTANTS
George Mountis is the Co-Managing Partner at Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants and Head of the firm’s Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation department. He has a total of 18 years’ professional experience in various fields of commercial, banking, and corporate litigation, with particular expertise in shareholder disputes, commercial and corporate fraud, interim orders, liquidation proceedings and disputes in relation to international and domestic Trusts. George also advises high net worth individuals and family businesses on succession planning. He has extensive arbitration experience and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCiArb) and an Accredited Mediator (CEDR). He holds an LLB (Hons) from University of Kent at Canterbury, an LLM (Corporate & Commercial Law) from London School of Economics & Political Science and a Diploma on Economics of Competition Law from Kings College London. George is listed among the leading lawyers in Cyprus for Dispute Resolution in international law firm directories Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500 EMEA.
PHRYNI YIAKOUMETTI MINA, DIRECTOR, ADVISORY, PRIVATE WEALTH SERVICES, PwC CYPRUS
Phryni Yiakoumetti Mina is a Director with PwC Cyprus, in the Private Wealth Services. Phryni has significant experience servicing and consulting HNWIs, family businesses and international corporations from around the globe. Service areas include: Family Office Services, private and corporate relocation, immigration. Earlier in her career she was consulting family businesses and other corporations in managing and developing people. She is a Qualified Accountant (FCCA) and also holds a MSc in Human Resource Development, a MA in Management Studies, a ‘STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Family Businesses’ and a ‘STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Law: Creation & Practice’. Also STEP Affiliate Member
Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants is a leading independent Cyprus law firm established in 1981. From our offices in Nicosia and Limassol, our team of over 80 legal experts and paralegals, advises local and international clients and assists with growing their businesses, protecting their assets and settling disputes. Our work extends across a wide spectrum of practice areas and industry sectors, and our clients range from multinational corporations to private companies and individuals.
We support you to create the value you are looking for by providing specialised solutions based on quality. Together we build relationships based on trust and we say things as they are, to assist you to deal with issues that tomorrow will prove important. We adapt the expertise of more than 1,000 professionals in Cyprus and the power of our global network of 284,000 people in 155 countries to your specific needs, helping you make the difference. www.pwc.com.cy
Our Private Wealth team works with individuals, their families, their businesses, investments and related entities at different stages of wealth creation. The team has a particular focus on wealth structuring, with experience and expertise in tackling complex issues such as how to hold investments, the control of assets and succession planning, through to coordinating and processing personal tax returns. BDO Ltd is a member of BDO International and is amongst the largest professional services firms in Cyprus, employing over 120 professionals providing advisory, audit, tax and business services outsourcing.
Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency) is the investment promotion agency of the Government of Cyprus, dedicated to attract and facilitate foreign direct investment into the country. In close collaboration with all governmental authorities and public institutions, as well as the private sector and international experts, Invest Cyprus is the country’s lead agent in establishing Cyprus as a world class investment destination. Invest Cyprus’ mandate, is to raise awareness of Cyprus as a location for FDI across the globe, providing certainty around all aspects of operating a business in Cyprus and supporting potential investors in developing their business case for investment into the country. www.investcyprus.org.cy
The Conference will be attended by professionals from Southeast Asia, India, Russia, Ukraine, other Central and Eastern European countries, the Middle East, United Kingdom, Greece, Scandinavia, and Germany representing the following:
IMH is the largest business knowledge and information transfer organisation in Cyprus. Its services include the coordination and running of conferences, seminars and commercial exhibitions, specialist business media publishing and human resources consulting. Every year, IMH organises more than 110 conferences related to every sector of the market, commercial exhibitions and training seminars, and undertakes the entire process of five business award ceremonies. IMH publishes the only dedicated business magazines in Cyprus: the Greek language monthly IN Business and the English-language monthly Gold, which are read by tens of thousands of Cypriot and non-Cypriot professionals, managers and entrepreneurs. It also operates the magazines’ accompanying news portals, the IN Business Portal (www.inbusinessnews.com), the GOLD Portal (www.goldnews.com.cy) and the REPORTER (www.reporter.com.cy). ΙΜΗ also delivers via e-mail the IN Business Daily Newsletter, the GOLD News Daily Newsletter and the REPORTER Newsletter. The IMH Business Development Department bids for tenders published by local public sector bodies, the European Union and other international organisations. Through its activities, ΙΜΗ gives businesses a chance to develop, to network, to find new clients and business associates, to communicate with new audiences and discover growth opportunities. www.imhbusiness.com
IN Business magazine has a monthly readership of over 89,000. It is the only monthly business magazine in Cyprus that provides a comprehensive overview of all segments of the economy, from retail to services, as well as reporting on new deals, presenting new faces and, generally, looking at everything that’s happening on the local business scene. IN Business has always been a pioneer in local business journalism, thanks to its in-depth analysis and research, often backed by previously unpublished facts and figures. www.inbusinessnews.com
GOLD magazine was founded in 2011 as the first English-language business monthly in Cyprus. Today, it is not only synonymous with the promotion of good business practices but it has a unique and valuable readership of High Net Worth Individuals, international company executives, English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot businessmen and women. GOLD provides a comprehensive and informed overview of the local business scene, the economy and the market and has gained a reputation for its in-depth articles and revealing interviews with key local and international personalities. www.goldnews.com.cy
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