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Conyers Dill & Pearman
This article provides a reminder of the impending deadlines and action that is required for those BVI entities that are classified as "Foreign Financial Institutions" for the purposes of FATCA.
Ogier
Over the past two or three years, we have seen an increasing number of cases where a client holds and wishes to sell or transfer shares in a Cayman Islands company which is in official liquidation...
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
On March 17, 2015, Cyprus signed a new double taxation agreement with Bahrain. Like all of Cyprus's recent DTAs, it closely follows the 2010 OECD Model Tax Convention.
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
On March 9 2015 Cyprus signed a new double tax agreement with Bahrain. Like all of Cyprus's recent double tax agreements, it closely follows the 2010 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Model Tax Convention.
Hassans
As announced today by the Government of Gibraltar, the first ILS type transaction has been completed through Gibraltar with Hassans advising the lead Gibraltar party, Euroguard Insurance Company PCC Limited, in the insurance transaction ..
GuernseyFinance
Guernsey Finance has appointed Kate Clouston as its first Director of International Business Development.
Ogier
Under the 2015 Rules, registered collective investment schemes may be offered directly to the public in Guernsey for the first time.
Mayer Brown JSM
Information exchange is an area of competition law that is rife with risk.
Carey Olsen
On 24 February 2015, the States of Jersey approved the Appointed Day act for Amendment No.8 to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 ("Amendment No.8").
Ogier
Mrs C ("Mrs C") established eight Z Trusts of which Equity Trust (Jersey) Limited ("Equity") was the original trustee.
Bedell Group
Jersey LLPs are governed by the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997 (as amended, the "Law").
Appleby
The topic of spousal maintenance has made the front page and headlines in several national newspapers and caught the attention of thousands of divorcing couples throughout the UK and Channel Islands.
Ogier
A fund vehicle that is established for a small number of investors (up to a maximum of 15) or for a single purpose and where there is no formal offering of securities is regarded as a "very private" structure.
Ogier
On 3 February 2015, the Jersey Chief Minister’s Department published the latest version of the Guidance Notes on the Taxation (International Tax Compliance) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 in relation to the implementation of obligations arising under the intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) with the US and UK.
Wildgen
the European Commission issued on the 18th of February 2015 a Green Paper on the subject marking the beginning of a three month consultation...
Bonn Steichen & Partners
In case the Investmentvermögen avails itself of the reduced treaty rates as regards dividends and interest payments, the investors lose their right to claim these treaty benefits.
Ogier
Under Luxembourg law we are prohibited by professional secrecy statutory obligations from publicizing client details or transactions.
Mamo TCV Advocates
In Liquigas Malta Limited vs. Ufficcju ghall-Kompetizzjoni the Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal annulled a decision and an order to cease and desist issued by the Office for Competition against Liquigas Malta Limited.
Appleby
In Mauri Garments Trading and Marketing Limited v The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council reiterated the fundamental principle that "[b]anks are not concerned with the rights or wrongs of the underlying disputes [between parties] but only with the performance of the obligations which they themselves have confirmed."
Clyde & Co
As widely reported, the UAE government announced on 1 April 2015 that the new UAE Commercial Companies Law (Federal Law No. 2 of 2015) had been passed into law.
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Proskauer Rose LLP
Time to start preparing for the H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2016! Demand for the H-1B visa category has steadily increased.
DMS Offshore Investment Services
The following alert has been updated to reflect the Mar 19, 2015 announcement of the opening of the Cayman AEOI Portal and the removal of the mandatory requirement for a NIL return to be submitted.
Maples and Calder
The Tax Information Authority ("TIA") has announced the opening of the Automatic Exchange of Information ("AEOI") portal for the purposes of Reporting Financial Institutions ("RFIs") undertaking their "Notification" and "Reporting" obligations to the TIA.
McDermott Will & Emery
FATCA went into effect on July 1, 2014, after numerous delays and multiple rounds of administrative guidance.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
FATCA is a US federal law that aims to reduce tax evasion by US persons. FATCA has significant extra-territorial implications and, most notably, requires FFIs to report information on accounts of US taxpayers to the IRS.
Baker & Partners
The international political community continues to make the most threatening noises about those who they believe do not pay enough tax.
Bonn Steichen & Partners
The European Parliament vote on the final text of the fourth AML Directive is imminent. The draft Fourth AMLD is based on the revised FATF recommendations (February 2012), but goes beyond.
Al Rowaad Advocates
A Power of Attorney is a notarized letter of authority given by a person or a company having capacity to another person or a company.
C.Savva & Associates Ltd
Europe has long established itself as the most sought after region in terms of high net worth immigration, accounting for over half of the total number of global citizenship applications, with the Caribbean in second place, followed by North America in third.
Chevalier & Sciales
On March 6 Luxembourg’s government adopted the draft legislation transposing into national law the grand duchy’s intergovernmental agreement with the US and facilitating compliance by the country’s financial institutions with the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
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