In FamilyMart China Holding Co Ltd v Ting Chuan (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (the "Privy Council") held that a minority shareholder's complaints must be arbitrated pursuant to the terms of a shareholders' agreement.
For any individual who directly own assets in the Cayman Islands, it is important to put a will in place to ensure the assets pass in accordance with their testamentary wishes.
In a welcome move that supports Cayman's ambition to become a global technology hub, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has confirmed that regulated firms can use e-KYC...
The Cayman Islands is well known for more than just white sandy beaches.
Cayman Islands Government
During this week's meeting of Cabinet, the establishment of a Cayman Islands Government Asia Office based in Singapore was approved by Cabinet.
In order for jurisdictions to participate effectively in global financial markets, it is imperative to meet international standards set by supra-national agencies.
Following consultation with a wide cross section of the financial services industry, the Cayman Islands legislature published the Beneficial Ownership Transparency Bill, 2023 (BOR Bill) at the end of August 2023.
This guide briefly sets out the basis on which the voluntary liquidation of Cayman Islands' companies may be recalled or set aside and such companies restored to active status by an Order of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Following industry consultation, on 30 August 2023 the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ("CIMA") issued updated Guidance Notes on the Prevention and Detection of Money Laundering...
The office will be headed by the Government's Overseas Representative to Asia, Gene DaCosta. After the required administrative filings have been completed, the office is expected to have...
If your Cayman company has naturally reached the end of its lifecycle, you'll need to take action to start the liquidation process ASAP to avoid 2024 annual government, regulatory and service provider fees.
At the end of August 2023, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority updated its guidance on the use of e-KYC by Financial Service Providers.
Partners Lucy Frew and Ian Mason, along with associate, Charlie Griffiths pen the Cayman Islands chapter for Global Legal Insights Fintech 2023. They provide an up-to-date summary of the current FinTech...
If so, there are a number of active steps that should be taken before the end of the calendar year in order to reduce or eliminate certain annual fees and costs for 2024.
In today's digitally interconnected world, organisations heavily depend on third parties for various critical functions. Whether it's IT infrastructure, software solutions or staffing resources...
On 30 August 2023, revised Guidance Notes on the Prevention and Detection of Money Laundering ("ML"), Terrorist Financing ("TF"), and Proliferation Financing in the Cayman Islands...
The Tax Information Authority (International Tax Compliance) (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations 2015 implements CRS requirements on an international basis under Cayman Islands law.
The key proposed changes and some practical next steps, in particular for vehicles in an investment fund structure, are summarised below.
Governance connects and facilitates the environmental and social aspects of ESG, by implementing appropriate policies and procedures, oversight functions, best practices and internal controls.
In the latest example of a noticeable trend of decisions clarifying important legal and practical questions in respect of investor and creditor claims involving Exempted Limited Partnerships (ELPs)...