This briefing provides a summary of a number of recent changes to laws and regulations which have been enacted in the Cayman Islands over the last quarter which impact, or will impact, Cayman Islands funds.
Further to our previous update, the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the "Guidance") supporting The International Tax Co-operation...
The Cayman Islands has been named ‘Best Private Equity Fund Domicile' at the 2020 Private Equity Wire US Awards.
As year end approaches, it is time to start planning the liquidation of Cayman Islands entities that have reached the end of their life cycle to avoid unnecessary fees.
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A review of Cayman Islands hedge fund corporate governance and best practice, including in times of distress.
An examination of the key features of the preferred investment vehicle for many Japanese investors.
The Cayman Islands DITC issued new Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities.
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has recently issued a number of Rules relating to regulated mutual funds including in respect of the segregation of assets, calculation of net asset...
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has recently issued a number of Rules relating to registered private funds (other than "alternative investment vehicles" or AIVs)...
Client Director, Andre Slabbert details how opting for the voluntary liquidation of your Cayman company when it has naturally reached the end of its life cycle can save on entity dissolution costs.
One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of
Separately Managed Accounts ("SMAs") as investment vehicles.
The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the "Amendment Regulations") came into force on 26 June 2020.
On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority (the Authority) issued long-awaited version 3.0 of its Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities Guidance...
A recent law change requires most private funds to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) for the first time – and they must do so by 7 August 2020.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In welcome news, the Council of the European Union (the EU Council) removed the Cayman Islands from the EU's official list of non-cooperative jurisdictions (the EU blacklist) on October 6, 2020.
On 6 October 2020 the EU officially removed the Cayman Islands from their list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.
The Cayman Islands were removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes by a written procedure updating that list on 6 October 2020.
The European Union Council has removed the Cayman Islands from its list of non-cooperative jurisdictions in tax matters following a number of legislative reforms to improve its tax policy framework.
In February 2020 the EU included the Cayman Islands on its Annex 1 list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes; the so-called "black list".