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Maples and Calder
On 6 April 2018, CIMA released a notice (the "Notice") in which it addressed three points raised by Cayman Finance in relation to unclear provisions of Guidance Notes ...
Maples and Calder
The Cayman Islands continues to be a jurisdiction of choice for the establishment of investment funds, portfolio investment companies and corporate vehicles ...
Conyers Dill & Pearman
This Q&A gives an overview of the key issues in establishing a business in the Cayman Islands, including an introduction to the legal system; the available business vehicles and their applicable formalities; ...
Walkers
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ("CIMA") has provided helpful clarification in relation to its recent statement that natural persons should be designated as AMLCO, MLRO and deputy MLRO.
Walkers
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ("CIMA") has provided helpful clarification in relation to its recent statement that natural persons should be designated as anti-money laundering compliance officer ("AMLCO"), money laundering reporting officer ("MLRO") and deputy MLRO (together, the "AML Officers").
Maples and Calder
Stephen Carty and Deirdre Hennelly of Maples and Calder's Investment Funds group consider the implications of MiFID II for investment funds, primarily from a governance perspective.
Campbells
In response to the FATF recommendations to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, there have been significant changes to the anti-money...
Walkers
In a recent case before the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court Walkers successfully argued that a discretionary interest in a Cayman Islands trust was not an available asset ...
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Since our Cayman Islands Beneficial Ownership Regime Alert in May 2017, the Cayman Islands Government has amended the beneficial ownership regime under the Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Law, 2017 ...
Intertrust
At the tail end of a fund's life, after its portfolio investments have all been sold or transferred, by way of an alternative liquidity solution, some assets may still remain behind and could delay...
Walkers
The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation ("DITC") has issued an Industry Advisory in which it provides important updates to all Cayman Islands Financial Institutions ("CFIs") in relation to FATCA and CRS.
Walkers
Despite having a small domestic transport market, the Cayman Islands has a high profile in international transport finance transactions, particularly for commercial aircraft and ships.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Instead each party bears the burden of proving the value for which it contends, and relies on the Court to finally determine the fair value.
DMS Governance Ltd
Further to our e-zine dated 9 February 2018, the CIMA has reaffirmed its position on AML/CFT requirements and, as previously communicated by DMS, has confirmed that natural persons must be appointed for the AMLCO...
Ogier
As offshore funds counsel in the Cayman Islands, it may come as no surprise that, for me, 2017 has seen a distinct rise in requests to establish bespoke private equity and real estate funds for US managers ...
Intertrust
2018 is shaping up to be another buoyant year for the European real estate market.
Maples and Calder
Sunny days ahead for the US CLO market as the US District Court for DC issued an order to vacate US risk retention rules for US BSL CLOs on 5 April 2018.
Maples and Calder
Further to our previous updates, the Department for International Tax Cooperation, on 29 March 2018, released Guidance on the Country-by-Country Reporting ("CbCR") requirements of entities that are resident in the Cayman Islands.
Walkers
It's 10 years since the global financial crisis developed into a fully-fledged crash in 2008 with the collapse of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...
Intertrust
The research highlights the ongoing attraction of European Real Estate to international investors.
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Solomon Harris
The Cayman Islands (‘Cayman') Government has set out its proposals for new legislative measures to be introduced to the Cayman Legislative Assembly in 2018 and 2019. Here are some of the proposals ...
Appleby
The first quarter of 2018 has seen the Dow and NASDAQ pushing through record highs, increasing consumer confidence in the U.S. and Europe (excluding the UK) and the January ADP jobs report, the latest at the time of writing, showed private payrolls increasing by 49,000 (26.5%) more than expected.
Ogier
The Cayman Islands beneficial ownership regime (Regime) came into force on 1 July 2017. It establishes a secure, non-public centralised platform on which beneficial ownership information of in-scope companies (ISCs) must be maintained.
Appleby
The Cayman Islands has a reputation as a leading and competitive international financial centre and keeps this reputation by maintaining a regulatory framework based on the highest international standards.
Maples and Calder
Following a successful career at Maples and Calder, Caymanian lawyer Caroline Dell has taken a position as an in-house counsel with Man Group, an active investment management firm, in London after three secondments with the company.
Harneys
One of the reasons why the Cayman Islands is a leading offshore jurisdiction is the flexibility of Cayman Islands companies law.
Appleby
New rules mean third-party litigation funding has become acceptable in the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong in certain instances, opening up new investment opportunities for the growing number of hedge fund operating in the space.
Harneys
The changes that have been made to the Cayman Islands anti-money laundering regime are to bring Cayman in line with international best practice and are a welcome update to the financial services landscape in Cayman.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Earlier this month, the Hong Kong Companies Judge Hon Harris J. handed down Reasons for Decision in Re China Lumena New Materials Corp which usefully clarifies the Hong Kong Court's view on powers of foreign insolvency...
Travers Thorp Alberga
For those with better things to do than follow the machinations of EU tax policy, we should state that Mr. Moscovici is French.
Maples and Calder
The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange, which has listed more than 4,000 securities with a combined market capitalisation in excess of US$190 billion, has firmly established itself as one of the leading...
Ogier
At the end of 2017, the Cayman Islands became the latest jurisdiction to introduce a foundation vehicle onto its statute book.
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