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Fiches Belges
Measure Implementation
Measure possibility

Legal Framework
Applicable Framework

Competent authority
Request/decision
Execute/recognise measure

Accepted Languages
Languages

Execution Deadline
Deadlines

Legal info
Special requirements
Other information

Fiches Belges: Cipro

Congelamento di conti bancari (502)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Cipro

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

Yes.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Cipro

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Provisional measures are available to freeze bank accounts under the provisions of the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Laws of 2007 – 2016.

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Cipro

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Requests for freezing accounts must come from a competent authority and be submitted to the Ministry of Justice and Public Order which is the Central Authority. Such requests shall be forwarded by the Central Authority to the Unit for Combating Money Laundering for execution. The Unit will then apply to Court and obtain a Court freezing order. Requests for the execution of freezing orders issued in EU Member States on the basis of Council Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA of 22 July 2003 on the execution in the European Union or orders freezing property or evidence, must be submitted directly to the Unit for Combating Money Laundering which submits it to the Court for registration and enforcement.

* execute/recognise the measure (if other than the receiving authority)

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Cipro

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Greek or English

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Cipro

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Cipro

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

N/A

Last reviewed on 3 marzo 2017 by Segretariato della RGE

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