An advocate who is a national of a member state, residing and practising as an advocate in a member state other than Cyprus, can provide, as the case may be and for a specific case or matter, services in Cyprus, in accordance with the provisions of the Advocates Law.
An advocate who is a national of a member state and provides his/her services to the Republic, on a temporary basis, for representing and defending a client before a Court, can act, following an agreement, in conjunction with an advocate practicing in the Republic who is entitled to appear before the Court handling the case.
For the purposes of the above an advocate who is a national of a member state shall be obliged to produce to the President of the Court before whom he/she shall appear, a statement.
An advocate means any person who can pursue his/her professional activities in his/her home member state under one of the professional titles described herein the document entitled “Professional title per member state” in the related documents.
The statement must be submitted directly to the competent authority:
Apellis 1, 1403 Nicosia
Tel. +357 22 889205, +357 22 889207
Fax. +357 22 667498
For the purposes of representing and defending a client before a Court the following must be produced to the Legal Council either by the advocate who is a national of a Member State or by the advocate with whom he/she acts:
A special book register on which the names of the advocates who are Member State nationals and provide services in the Republic on a temporary basis is kept by the Chief Registrar, which is called “The Register of Member State Advocates who Provide Services”.
If from the information in the Register referred to above, there is within the same year, a systematic provision of services in the Republic, a statement must be communicated to the interested advocate under which his/her case shall be subject to the regulation of his/her right of establishment.
Obligations and Supervision
The activities of an advocate who is a national of a Member State when representing and defending a client before the judicial or public authorities in the Republic, shall be pursued, in accordance with the terms, conditions and obligations of any kind, provided for by the legislation for persons practising as advocates in the Republic, and among others with the following:
The Disciplinary Board can request any useful information with regard to the advocate who is a national of a Member State and provides services in the Republic, by the corresponding competent authority of the home Member State and informs this authority for any decision made without affecting the confidential character of the information provided.
Cyprus Bar Association
11, Florinis Street, Office 101