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Conyers
Private Client Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Cayman Islands, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Ogier
We have in-depth practical experience in working with local regulators, in particular the local Probate Registry in the BVI and Cayman.
Ogier
A recent judgment issued by Kawaley J provides a detailed and helpful analysis on claims seeking to set aside an exercise of powers on the basis of a lack of capacity and undue influence in the Cayman Islands.
Collas Crill
On 18 February 2022, Justice Ian Kawaley of the Cayman Islands Grand Court delivered an extensive 250-page judgment in a long-running trust dispute which touched on issues of mental capacity...
Campbells
On 14 March 2022 the Privy Council handed down its decision in Day and others v The Governor of the Cayman Islands and another [2022] UKPC 6 dismissing the Appellants' appeal for...
Carey Olsen
The role of trustee of a trust is not one to be accepted on a whim: in a modern and highly regulated world, which now includes families who may have generated their wealth in novel ways and individuals with a greater propensity for litigation.
Collas Crill
As a longstanding wills and estate practitioner I have encountered many homemade wills. I have yet to be impressed with any that have come across my desk, and that includes those cheap ‘fill in the blank' template wills found online.
Conyers
Offshore courts have considerable experience in giving directions to trustees faced with a joinder order issued by a foreign family court seeking to exercise its variation jurisdiction...
Maples Group
The Cayman Islands comprise three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman...
Carey Olsen
Without advance planning, the task of determining an individual's final wishes and administering a deceased's estate can be time-consuming and expensive.
Maples Group
The Cayman Islands has recently introduced legislation which temporarily allows for the valid signing of certain documents where the witness is not in the immediate physical presence of the person...
Carey Olsen
This guide to Cayman's private client sector includes commentary on tax, trusts, foundations and private wealth structures used within the jurisdiction, including charitable or philanthropic...
Walkers
To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue
Walkers
The Cayman Islands has long been known and trusted by Chinese nationals as a jurisdiction to establish corporate and fund vehicles for outbound business investments from China or Hong Kong.
Carey Olsen
Estate planning for high net worth clients is increasingly a cross-border exercise: with personal and business interests spanning the globe, close attention must be paid to the rules of succession...
Ogier
When a non-Cayman domiciliary dies owning Cayman Islands assets such as shares in a Cayman Islands company and interests in Cayman Islands funds (Cayman estate), ...
Carey Olsen
Discussing incapacitation and death is not run-of-the-mill dinner table conversation. In fact, it usually takes a significant event to throw the inevitability of death into sharp relief:...
Ogier
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it's that life can be completely unpredictable. It is not possible to know what is around the corner and we are currently ...
Collas Crill
In times of unprecedented global change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was enlightening to read Daphne Ewing-Chow's article published in Forbes on 29 March 2020.
Conyers
Where a person dies leaving any assets (including shares) in the Cayman Islands, it is not possible to deal with those assets without first obtaining a grant of representation from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
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