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CYPRUS: SERVICE OF WRIT OF SUMMONS TODEFENDANT FOREIGN COMPANIES, WHICH HAVE CYPRIOT RESIDENT DIRECTORS SHALL BE DONE AFTER OBTAINING LEAVE TO SERVE OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION

 

 

In a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Cyprus, it has been held that the service of a writ of summons to defendant foreign companies, whose directors are Cyprus residents, shall be done, after obtaining special leave to serve outside the jurisdiction.

 

In the above case, the Plaintiffs, without obtaining any permission to serve outside the jurisdiction to the Defendant foreign companies, proceeded and served the writ of summons to the Cypriot resident directors of the same.

 

The Defendant foreign companies, questioned the legality and validity of such service and the 1st Instance Court decided, that, such service was bad, because the Plaintiffs should have obtained special permission from the Court to serve outside the jurisdiction the Court documents to the Defendant foreign companies.

 

On appeal, the Supreme Court re-affirmed the decision of the 1st Instance Court and dismissed the appeal.

 

 

 

For further information on this topic please contact Mr. Soteris Pittas at SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC, by telephone (+357 25 028460) or by fax (+357 25 028461) or by e-mail (spittas@pittaslegal.com).

 

 

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