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A new partnership with an American counterpart to offer a new central bank product could be a solution to the banking and derisking challenges in Barbados.
International guidelines on cross-border insolvency matters have recently been adopted by the BVI courts.
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is an international tax information exchange framework that has been implemented in the Cayman Islands.
On 5 June 2017 the Data Protection Law, 2017 (Law) was published in the Cayman Islands Gazette.
During the latter half of 2016, Ogier published two briefings on the steps taken by the Cayman Islands' Government to reform the intellectual property laws of the Cayman Islands.
Van Bael & Bellis
In a judgment dated 27 April 2017, the Constitutional Court (Grondwettelijk Hof / Cour Constitutionnelle) (the "Constitutional Court") largely confirmed the validity of the statutory provision..
The Sovereign Group
At this time of year, I generally take the chance to bid a none-too-fond farewell to a cold, wet winter, acknowledge the promise of spring, and start to consider the prospect of the long, lazy summer...
Guernsey reaffirmed its commitment to international tax co-operation by joining 66 other countries in an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development tax treaty.
Guernsey bank Skipton International retained its title of best offshore account provider at the 2017 Moneyfacts Awards.
In a recent decision, the Royal Court of Guernsey considered whether to set aside a distribution on the grounds of equitable mistake where that mistake led to adverse UK tax consequences.
In a further positive for the island's funds sector, it was recently announced that the total value of private equity business in Guernsey had surpassed £100 billion for the first time.
Jersey Finance Limited
Jersey Finance's latest research into the challenges faced by China's high net worth individuals reveals gaps in the understanding of the risks involved in failing to address key succession planning issues.
Dillon Eustace
Muireann Reedy examines the potential implications of the Central Bank's powers for those involved in the management of regulated entities.
Dillon Eustace
The Central Bank of Ireland first announced details of its 'Tracker Mortgage Examination' in October 2015.
Dillon Eustace
With effect from 3rd January 2018, the implementation date of MiFID II, reporting entities must identify each and every client (fund, account or natural person) using their LEI identifying code.
Dillon Eustace
Although most Brexit related media coverage of the financial services sector has focused to date on banking, on insurance and on market infrastructure issues post-divorce...
Reform of Jersey's litigation rules to improve the speed and reduce the cost of disputes and to encourage resolution of cases without court proceedings takes effect from today.
A court ruling supporting the rejection of a Planning appeal filed a day after the 28-day deadline underlines the need to take advice early and file papers on time...
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
In our Risk Management Update of December 23, 2015, we discussed an Illinois case that had to decide when a successor entity purchasing the assets of its predecessor became liable...
Three months after the triggering of Article 50 and the beginning of the UK's formal extrication from the European Union, there are still more questions than answers that arise from Brexit.
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Cayman Islands Government
Using funds from the settlement with the M/Y Tatoosh, Government is now purchasing materials and agreeing contracts for the installation of a permanent mooring at the north end of the Seven Mile Beach Marine Park.
DMS Governance Ltd
The Hedge Fund Law Report recently interviewed Woolverton in connection with his move to DMS, during which he discussed the role of robust fund governance in the context of private funds.
The appointment of a provisional liquidator is not often pursued as the practical implications are draconian: directors lose the ability to control and manage the company's affairs.
Originally designed for use in the captive insurance sector, the protected cell company has established itself as a go-to-solution for a wide range of fund structuring in the 20 years since...
Companies incorporated in the BVI are, by most measures, the most popular offshore holding structure in the world
In the course of the last 24 months, a number of Cayman Islands companies with operations in the PRC and shares or ADRs traded on the US Exchanges have been the subject of 'take-private' transactions.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Every day, companies are being formed around the world for a variety of reasons. Incorporation produces a corporate entity which is separate from its owners, with its own legal rights and obligations.
Our latest Appleby report provides a 2016 snapshot of the petition filings and resultant court orders in respect of distressed companies in six offshore jurisdictions.
Travers Thorp Alberga
It has become conventional wisdom to lay the ‘blame' for lawful tax avoidance firmly at the feet of the offshore financial centres.
Travers Thorp Alberga
The BVI and Cayman Courts are usually the work horses of the Caribbean international financial centres. 2016 proved to be no different.
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