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By Harneys  
On 22 March 2018, the new double tax treaty between Cyprus and the United Kingdom was signed (the New Treaty).
By Sheila George, Johann Henry
The BVI Government announced this week that the Customs Duty exemption period will expire on March 31, 2018.
By Harneys  
The Cayman Islands government announced this week that the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) portal has re-opened, allowing Cayman Islands financial institutions to submit their 2017 FATCA and CRS returns.
By Harneys  
The changes that have been made to the Cayman Islands anti-money laundering regime are to bring Cayman in line with international best practice and are a welcome update to the financial services landscape in Cayman.
By Aki Corsoni-Husain, Nancy Erotocritou, Elina Mantrali
With the implementation from 3 January 2018 of EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments (MiFID II) and accompanying Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 (MiFIR), additional requirements ...
By Ian Gobin, Matt Taber
The Cayman Islands have recently amended the beneficial ownership register regime for Cayman Islands companies and LLCs1, refining the regime that was introduced in July 2017 (as detailed in our earlier alert).
By Emily Yiolitis, Marisa Efstathiou
After ten years of negotiations, Luxembourg and Cyprus signed their first double-tax treaty on 8 May.
By Aki Corsoni-Husain, Mirza Manraj
The system of tax information exchange in the BVI is largely modelled on international principles developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the OECD).
By Mirza Manraj
Interest in the setting up and distribution of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the BVI and other offshore locations has mushroomed during 2017; we expect this to continue going forward.
By Harneys  
15 January 2018 - Annual fees paid to CIMA for registered funds1. 31 December 2017 - Cayman Islands funds classified as reporting financial institutions (which will effectively be all investment funds ...
By Harneys  
Unregulated investment funds and some insurance entities in the Cayman Islands have been given a grace period until 31 May 2018 to establish anti-money laundering compliance programs ...
By Harneys  
This Guide sets out the key features of foundation companies and how they are formed and operated.
By Harneys  
The Limited Liabilities Companies Law (the Cayman LLC Law) came into force in the Cayman Islands in 2016, introducing a new type of corporate vehicle in the Cayman Islands, the limited liability company (the Cayman LLC).
By Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall
Whether fuelled by low oil, gas and commodity prices or propelled by the huge potential of the Trump administration's promises of regulatory and tax reform...
By Aki Corsoni-Husain, Elina Mantrali
This is the second in a series of articles on the implementation of Directive 2014/65/EU, (MiFID II), in Cyprus. Below we explore changes to the local industry that mandates greater investor protection.
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