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Maples and Calder
Maples and Calder advised WAVE 2017-1 Limited (the "Cayman Issuer") and WAVE 2017-1 LLC (the "US Issuer"), on the Cayman Islands legal aspects of the US$578.4 million portfolio finance transaction...
Maples and Calder
Maples and Calder and MaplesFS assisted Dublin-based lessor AerGen in connection with its $579.8 million asset backed securitisation by Harbour Aircraft Investments Limited ("HAIL", the "Borrower"), which was completed on 15 November 2017.
Appleby
While much of the Cayman Islands' financial services legislation was written before the FinTech revolution began, recent years have seen the jurisdiction take legal and regulatory steps that will allow FinTech innovation to thrive.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
In the matter of Pacific Harbor Asia Fund I, Ltd (In Official Liquidation) the Grand Court appointed joint official liquidators from different firms due to the differing opinions of various stakeholders...
Maples and Calder
The Cayman Islands' Anti-Corruption Law (2014 Revision) (the "Law") came into force on 1 January 2010 with the intent of giving effect to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery...
Maples and Calder
Any RFI which had preexisting accounts as at 31 December 2015 is under an obligation to conduct due diligence on those preexisting accounts
Maples and Calder
Clients should note new W-8BEN-E forms have been issued by the IRS. They make clear the circumstances surrounding which GIIN to use when dealing with trustee-documented trusts.
Cayman Islands Government
The Cayman Islands is not on the EU's list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.
Maples and Calder
"Landmark decision" is perhaps becoming an overused phrase. You may have heard about the recent Privy Council ruling in DD Growth v RMF Market Neutral Strategies [2017] UKPC 36...
Conyers Dill & Pearman
There are a number of key economic and demographic factors currently at play which are likely to increase the development of new business in Asia for offshore financial centres (OFCs)...
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 ...
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 ...
Harneys
This Guide sets out the key features of foundation companies and how they are formed and operated.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
It is well settled that the Cayman Court's power to order the winding up of a Company is discretionary, section 92 of the Companies Law (2013 Revision) providing that ‘A company may be wound up by the Court if …'.
Walkers
From our vantage point as advisers to many of the world's top hedge fund managers, broad market forces flow through to our instructions, and ultimately drive many of the terms of the funds we advise.
Maples and Calder
Building on what is now a consistent theme in Cayman Islands law; the Privy Council's decision in DD Growth has further reinforced the serious challenges faced by liquidators of investment funds...
Appleby
Claims by funds against investors who have successfully redeemed have hitherto enjoyed limited success in the Cayman Islands.
KRYS Global
Fairfield Sentry Limited is one of the first of the larger offshore feeder funds (that we are aware of) to pay distributions to its shareholders.
Ogier
In this interview for STEP, partner Anthony Partridge from Ogier's Private Client & Trusts team in Cayman provides insights into his role and industry.
Walkers
After several years of lacklustre returns, nearly all strategies covered by Preqin have shown positive results in 2017, with event-driven and equity funds performing particularly well. According to Preqin's survey of investment managers in June 2017, the leading drivers are largely political. Benign stock markets since late 2016
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Harneys
One of the reasons why the Cayman Islands is a leading offshore jurisdiction is the flexibility of Cayman Islands companies law.
Walkers
In recent years, Asia has seen a tremendous expansion in venture capital activity, with the aggregate value of venture capital deals in Asia reaching $67 billion, a staggering increase...
Walkers
Venture capital (VC) fundraising in Europe has returned to its highest level since before the financial crisis, with investors increasingly attracted to the fast-growing financial...
Maples and Calder
Asset management vehicles established in the Cayman Islands can generally be divided into two distinct groups:
Intertrust
The Foundation Companies Law, 2017 introduced a new type of company in the Cayman Islands, the foundation company. This expands the options available to businesses, which includes...
Walkers
The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 ("AML Regulations"), which replace the Money Laundering Regulations (2015 Revision) ("MLRs") were gazetted on 20 September 2017 and came into force on 2 October 2017.
Harneys
The Foundation Companies Law, 2017 (Law) introduces a new type of corporate vehicle in the Cayman Islands, the Foundation Company (FC).
Dillon Eustace
We often hear the Cayman Islands are criticized in the press or in political debate over perceived financial secrecy. A flagging election campaign in the US or Europe can easily benefit from the rejuvenating spark provided by an airing of the offshore holdings of the candidates and their families
Maples and Calder
Article 11 of EMIR requires in scope entities (including UCITS and AIFs) entering into non-centrally cleared OTC derivative contracts to put in place procedures and arrangements to measure, monitor and mitigate associated operational and counterparty credit risks.
KRYS Global
Clawback claims in excess of $6 billion of overpaid redemptions have been brought by the Fairfield Sentry liquidators in about 300 United States Bankruptcy Court claims pending before Judge Bernstein...
Carey Olsen
Buying property in the Cayman Islands is relatively simple and straightforward.
Intertrust
One of the main objectives of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in 2011, was investor protection.
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