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Practising as an Advocate under the Professional Title of another Member State


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An advocate who is a national of a member state and practices as freelance professional or as a salaried person in a law firm in a member state other than Cyprus, can pursue the activities of advocate on a permanent basis in the Republic of Cyprus, under one of the professional (home-country) titles described herein the document entitled “Professional title per member state” in the related documents; provided that he/she is enrolled in a special part of the “Registry of Practising Advocates” in Cyprus by addressing to the Legal Council.

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An advocate who is a Member State citizen may practise in the Republic under his/her home-country professional title jointly:

(a) in the same manner as the profession is jointly practised by Cypriot advocates with:

  • a Cypriot advocate; or
  • an advocate who is a Member State national and practises the profession of an advocate.

(b) an advocate who is a Member State national and practises the legal profession permanently in that State under the professional title of the said State.

An advocate who is a Member State national and practises under the conditions referred to above shall inform the Chief Registrar of the names and addresses of the advocates with whom he jointly practises the profession.

Notably, an advocate practising under his home-country title who has effectively and regularly pursued for a period of at least three years an activity in the Republic in Cyprus law, including Community law may gain full admission to the profession of advocate in the Republic of Cyprus after the approval of the Legal Council.

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Irrespective of the rules of professional conduct and ethics to which he is subject in his home Member State, the advocate shall be subject to the provisions of the basic law and of the regulations or procedure rules issued under the Advocates Law or any other law which govern the legal profession, in particular, to those provisions referred to the incompatibility of other activities foreign to him, the rule of confidentiality, professional ethics, the prohibition to represent parties with adverse interests and advertising.

A Member State Citizen practises in the Republic of Cyprus under his home-country professional title, the advocate may employ the name of the grouping to which he belongs in his home Member State. Towards this end, the competent authority in the Republic of Cyprus and the corresponding competent authority in the home Member State shall collaborate and exchange information and documents by preserving confidentiality in their communication.

The failure by an advocate practising under his home-country professional title to fulfil the obligations of the basic law and of the regulations or procedure rules issued under this or other laws, shall form a disciplinary offence. Before initiating disciplinary proceedings against an advocate practising under the home-country professional title, the Disciplinary Board shall inform the competent authority in the home Member State accordingly as soon as possible, furnishing it with all the relevant details.

The Disciplinary Board shall cooperate throughout the disciplinary proceedings with the competent authority in the home Member State and shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the competent authority in the home Member State can present its arguments before the Disciplinary Board.

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Cyprus Bar Association
11, Florinis Street, Office 101
1065 Nicosia
Telephone: +35722873300
Fax: +35722873013
E-mail : cybar@ cytanet.com.cy
Website: http://www.cyprusbarassociation.org


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Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileAdvocates Law.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileAnnual License for a permanent practice by Member State Advocates.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileApplication for Registration as a Lawyer.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileCode of Counduct Regulation.pdf



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