Cayman Islands: Cayman Islands Companies Law

Last Updated: 4 November 2016
Article by Kevin Butler and Paul Smith

We have prepared the Company Law Compendium as a service to our clients. The principal statute is the Companies Law (2013 Revision as amended):

Cap. 22 (Law 3 of 1961) of the 1963 Revised Edition of the Laws consolidated with Laws 12 of 1962, 9 of 1966, 1 of 1971, 7 of 1973, 24 of 1974, 25 of 1975, 19 of 1977, 16 of 1978, 8 of 1980, 21 of 1981, 34 of 1983, 2 of 1984, 22 of 1984, 15 of 1985, 38 of 1985, 24 of 1987, 14 of 1988, 14 of 1989, 10 of 1990, 3 of 1991, 23 of 1991 (part), 11 of 1992, 3 of 1993, 23 of 1993, 33 of 1993, 2 of 1994, 8 of 1994, 14 of 1996, 26 of 1997, 4 of 1998, 6 of 1998, 20 of 1998 (part), 5 of 1999, 7 of 2000 (part), 5 of 2001, 10 of 2001, 29 of 2001, 46 of 2001, 22 of 2002, 26 of 2002, 28 of 2003, 13 of 2006, 15 of 2007, 12 of 2009, 33 of 2009, 37 of 2010, 16 of 2011, 29 of 2011, 6 of 2012, 1 of 2013, 6 of 2013 and the Companies (Amendment of Schedule) Order, 2011.

Revised under the authority of the Law Revision Law (1999 Revision).

Originally enacted- Cap. 22-1st January, 1964 Law 26 of 1997-15th December, 1997
Law 9 of 1966-14th March, 1966 Law 4 of 1998-4th March, 1998
Law 1 of 1971-8th January, 1971 Law 6 of 1998-9th March, 1998
Law 7 of 1973-28th June, 1973 Law 20 of 1998-15th February, 1999
Law 24 of 1974-22nd November, 1974 Law 5 of 1999-14th April, 1999
Law 25 of 1975-9th December, 1975 Law 7 of 2000- 20th July, 2000
Law 19 of 1977-10th November, 1977 Law 5 of 2001-20th April, 2001
Law 16 of 1978-8th September, 1978 Law 10 of 2001-25th May, 2001
Law 6 of 1980-17th March, 1980 Law 29 of 2001-26th September, 2001
Law 21 of 1981-13th October, 1981 Law 46 of 2001-14th January, 2002
Law 34 of 1983-24th November, 1983 Law 22 of 2002-5th December, 2002
Law 2 of 1984-28th February, 1984 Law 26 of 2002-5th December, 2002
Law 22 of 1984-7th September, 1984 Law 28 of 2003-3rd December, 2003
Law 15 of 1985-24th May, 1985 Law 13 of 2006-1st June, 2006
Law 38 of 1985-19th December, 1985 Law 15 of 2007-17th September, 2007
Law 24 of 1987-17th November, 1987 Law 12 of 2009-20th March, 2009
Law 14 of 1988-9th September, 1988 Law 33 of 2009-2nd December, 2009
Law 14 of 1989-5th September, 1989 Law 37 of 2010-15th September, 2010
Law 10 of 1990-18th July, 1990 Law 16 of 2011-11th April, 2011
Law 3 of 1991-21st February, 1991 Law 29 of 2011 – 18th November, 2011
Law 23 of 1991-12th December, 1991 Law 14 of 2012 – 5th October 2012
Law 11 of 1992-13th July, 1992 Law 29 of 2012 – 11th December 2012
Law 3 of 1993-26th March, 1993 Law 6 of 2012 - 10th January 2013
Law 23 of 1993-29th September, 1993 Law 1 of 2013 - 10th January 2013
Law 33 of 1993-29th November, 1993 Law 6 of 2013 - 15th March 2013
Law 2 of 1994-9th March, 1994 Law 14 of 2015 – 2nd November 2015
Law 8 of 1994-23rd September, 1994 Law 3 of 2016 – 13th May 2016

Law 14 of 1996-5th September, 1996

Consolidated and revised this 13th day of May 2016. [By Conyers Dill & Pearman]

This version of the Companies Law (as amended) incorporates amendments effected by the following:

Companies (Amendment) Law, 2016 (Law 3 of 2016), in force 13 May 2016

Companies (Amendment) Law, 2015 (Law 14 of 2015), in force 2 November 2015

Companies (Amendment) Law, 2015 (Commencement) Order, 2015 (Gazetted 21 October 2015)

Companies Law (2013 Revision) Section 40B and Schedule 4 List of Approved Stock Exchanges (Extraordinary Gazette No. 12/2015, 13 February 2015)

Companies Law (2013 Revision) - Errata Extraordinary Gazette No. 93, 22 November 2013

Companies Law (2013 Revision) - Errata Extraordinary Gazette No. 83, 18 October 2013

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