Cyprus Family Office Conference
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.
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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 is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus). 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. Mr. Campanellas has been actively involved with 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. George Campanellas has been elected to the Steering Committee of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and has the position of the Regional Directorship of Eastern Europe.
Andreas Yiasemides is the President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) and Partner, in charge of Funds Services at PwC Cyprus. 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 organization 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 and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Fund Association (CIFA). He is also a member of the Cyprus National Advisory Council of the Charter Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
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.
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.
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.
In a world that is constantly evolving, our aim at PwC Cyprus is to find the right solutions to complex problems. We focus on quality and build strong relationships based on trust, creating value for our clients, stakeholders and society. Based on PwC’s new global strategy, “The New Equation”, we look at problems from different angles and present innovative solutions that make a difference and lead to sustained outcomes. More than 1,000 people in Cyprus join forces with 327,000 professionals of our global network in 155 countries and create an experienced team that combines intelligent approaches, experience and technological innovation. www.pwc.com.cy
IMH is a leading Corporate Events and Media organization operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. It provides products and services based on content, intelligence and connections to specialist audiences. IMH services include the organization of conferences, summits, client events, exhibitions, business, and mainstream media. Every year, IMH organizes more than 200 corporate events in physical, hybrid and online form: Conferences and Exhibitions on all market sectors, Investment summits and road shows in Cyprus and abroad, Client Conferences and other corporate events, Business award ceremonies. Our corporate events provide the biggest networking, business development, knowledge providing and career advancement opportunities in Cyprus. IMH media department operates, publishes and distributes: IN Business, the leading monthly business magazine in Cyprus, GOLD, the leading English-language monthly business Magazine in Cyprus, IN Business Portal (www.inbusinessnews.com), GOLD Portal (www.goldnews.com.cy), Over 40 annual business catalogues, supplements and directories, Reporter (www.reporter.com.cy), one of the most visited multi-thematic news portal in Cyprus. IMH recently acquired Super FM, the leading music radio station in Cyprus.
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:
• Family Offices/Multifamily Offices
• Chief Legal Counsel
• Private Client Lawyers
• Private Client Tax Advisors
• International Structuring Experts
• Private Client Accountants
• Trusts Professionals
• Private Wealth Managers / Advisers
• Private Bankers
• Immigration Lawyers
• Immigration Agents
• Fund Managers/Administrators
• Asset Managers
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 authority 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, Invest Cyprus is the country’s lead agent in establishing Cyprus as a world-class destination for international business activity and investments. Invest Cyprus’ mandate is to raise awareness of Cyprus as a destination 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.
GOLD was first published in 2011 as the first monthly English-language magazine in Cyprus. Today, it not only consistently promotes good business practices but has a unique and valuable readership, comprising High Net Worth Individ¬uals, executives of international companies, and English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot busi¬nessmen and women. www.goldnews.com.cy
As the flagship publication within IMH’s media brands, IN Business magazine, has a 16-year history, during which thousands of examples of good business practices by businesses and businesspeople, brands, commercial practices and developments have been showcased. The aim of IN Business was – and continues to be – the promotion of good Cypriot business. www.inbusinessnews.com
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