Mondaq Offshore: Wealth Management
Walkers
An exempted company limited by shares (a "Company") is the most commonly used type of Bermuda legal entity for international transactions.
Harneys
Public bodies must strike a balance when discharging their international obligations in the mutual exchange of information by ensuring that procedural fairness safeguards for BVI persons are observed in the performance of those obligations.
Walkers
The BVI Business Companies Act 2004 (the "Business Companies Act") imposes continuing obligations on all business companies. The main requirements of the Business Companies Act are summarised below.
Walkers
The BVI Financial Services Commission (the "FSC") Approved Investment Manager Guidelines (the "Guidelines") came into effect on 10 December 2012.
Harneys
A reference to the "perfect arbitration clause" is always likely to be a little controversial.
Harneys
The British Virgin Islands has long been hailed as a leading offshore jurisdiction for wealth management and asset protection amongst Latin American high net worth families and individuals.
Dillon Eustace
Although not yet in force (see below), the Cayman Islands has introduced a series of laws and regulations1 which will require all Cayman Islands companies and limited liability companies...
Ogier
In July 2016 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued further advice relating to extending the European Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) marketing passport...
Maples and Calder
The Department for International Tax Cooperation has made certain important announcements with respect to Cayman Islands Financial Institutions complying with their Automatic Exchange of Information obligations.
Ogier
Christopher Jones is a partner in Ogier's Guernsey banking and finance team.
Bedell Cristin
The role of protector is generally a product of the offshore world, largely originating from the desire to assuage settlors' fears about retaining some element of control over assets...
Ogier
The numbers speak for themselves – the net asset value of funds under management and administration in Guernsey grew by 12.5% in 2016...
Ogier
Ogier has acted as Cayman counsel on an innovative perpetual securities issue by Lenovo Group, the world's biggest seller of personal computers.
Dillon Eustace
The Sukuk is the Islamic equivalent of a conventional bond, which has been designed to be Shari'ah compliant in terms of its origination and subsequent trading.
Ogier
Ten years ago you probably didn't have a big online presence. Now, it's a fair bet that you have email, social media accounts, cloud-stored images, books, video and music, and possibly even online gambling accounts, Bitcoin and computer games.
Ogier
For the first time in around 40 years, Jersey's Viscount looks likely to be recognised by the English High Court to administer a major cross-border insolvency case.
Ogier
In a world of anti-BEPS initiatives and EU anti-tax avoidance measures, the international tax scene is rapidly changing.
Juristconsult Chambers
The Limited Liability Partnership Act 2016 (the "LLP Act") came into force in Mauritius on 3 January 2017 and introduces a new corporate structure in Mauritius; the Limited Liability Partnership (commonly known as LLP).
FSPA
Mauritius was once celebrated as the "star and key of the Indian Ocean" for its strategic position on the maritime spice route.
Ogier
A decade has passed since its inception, and there hasn't been a more sensible time to invest in the UK-REIT, says group partner Craig Cordle.
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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.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC
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FSPA
Mauritius was once celebrated as the "star and key of the Indian Ocean" for its strategic position on the maritime spice route.
Sedgwick Chudleigh
In the not-so-distant past, offshore financial centres ("OFCs") were perceived as having a very light touch when it came to taking enforcement action against regulated entities and individuals.
Sedgwick Chudleigh
In the light of concerns raised in industry feedback, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) has decided to postpone the introduction of various adjustments to the Bermuda Solvency Capital Requirement (BSCR) standard formula that were proposed in its November 2016 Consultation Paper.
Cayman Finance
According to EY's 2016 Global Private Equity Fund and Investor Survey, the private equity (PE) asset class continues to experience steady growth and sustained appeal to global investors.
Cayman Finance
Rupesh Daya explains how the results of a recent survey demonstrate how the hedge funds climate is evolving.
Harneys
One of the reasons why the Cayman Islands is a leading offshore jurisdiction is the flexibility of Cayman Islands companies law.
Harneys
Now that the United Kingdom has served notice to leave the European Union under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, managers of offshore funds have a clearer timetable for when Brexit will happen, with the UK scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019.
Maples and Calder
Under recently passed legislation, certain Cayman Islands companies and Cayman Islands limited liability companies ("LLCs") will be required to maintain a beneficial ownership register ...
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