Gherson were proud to be invited to participate in a high-level conference in Cyprus this month hosted by the Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Conference was attended by some of the biggest names in the legal and fiduciary industries. It was opened by the Cypriot Minister of Finance and the Russian Ambassador to Cyprus and focussed on a variety of pertinent issues facing Russian investors to the Island. Our solicitor Thomas Garner spoke in a segment regarding international pressures facing Russian clients today and presented on the topic of Unexplained Wealth Orders which were introduced into UK law in 2018.
Thomas is working with Roger Gherson in defending the first two Unexplained Wealth Orders to come before the UK courts. Permission to appeal the decision of Mr Justice Supperstone was granted by Lord Justice Haddon-Cave earlier this month and we expect the appeal to be listed late in 2019 or early 2020. The conference was a great success and raised a lot of interesting issues for the participants. Gherson have worked in and with Cyprus for many years and have established links with some of the most experienced practitioners on the island. Alongside assisting numerous individuals secure Cypriot nationality, Gherson have successfully defended seven extradition requests from the Russian Federation to Cyprus.
Anyone who is concerned about Unexplained Wealth Orders should not hesitate to contact Roger Gherson or Thomas Garner and likewise anyone who is looking to invest in Cyprus and who is looking for advice as to their options and risks should contact us for a consultation.
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