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New legislation establishing a beneficial ownership regime in the Cayman Islands commenced on 1 July 2017. The new legislation requires certain companies incorporated or registered in the Cayman Islands to maintain a register of information about their beneficial owners to be held at its registered office in the Cayman Islands maintained by a licensed corporate services provider.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
In Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd (unreported 26 January 2017) the Honourable Justice Quin held that the Grand Court had power to order an interim payment to be made by the Company to dissenters...
Walkers
Pursuant to the Immigration Law (2015 Revision) (the "Immigration Law") and accompanying regulations, the Chief Immigration Officer of the Cayman Islands may grant two distinct categories of residency...
Campbells
In a novel judgment of Mr Justice McMillan delivered on 1 August 2017, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands awarded costs against non-parties that did not fund or control the proceedings in issue.
Appleby
An Order of Cabinet was gazetted recently to bring the Law into force effective 1 August 2017.
Appleby
Cayman is a leading offshore financial centre, and has earned a reputation as a world class centre of commerce, supported by its large banking sector and high concentration of top quality service providers.
Campbells
Anecdotally, there has been a marked increase recently in the use of arbitration as a means by which to resolve commercial disputes in the Cayman Islands.
Cayman Islands Government
The Cayman Islands remains strong in complying with the international standards that govern the exchange of tax information among tax authorities, according to a report published today.
Walkers
As such, Mangatal J. confirmed that "the circumstances of the case warrant the Court granting orders in relation to the appointment of a forensic expert to carry out a forensic audit.
Carey Olsen
With the recent establishment of Carey Olsen's offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, we have prepared this article reviewing the Cayman Islands merger regime...
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.
Ogier
The security package for a subscription facility will typically include security over the uncalled capital commitments of the fund's investors...
Maples and Calder
Pursuant to s.238 of the Cayman Islands Companies Law (2016 Revision), shareholders who are dissatisfied with the price they receive for their shares in a merger are often entitled to dissent...
DMS Governance Ltd
The recent and unexpected outcome of the UK general election has served only to add to the Brexit angst of the asset management community.
DMS Governance Ltd
While analyzing current trends within the industry, two areas in particular stand out: the increasing complexity of side letters and the increased reliance on 3rd party valuation firms for complex...assets.
DMS Governance Ltd
On 19 July, the Department of International Tax Cooperation issued an update to the deadlines for Cayman Islands Financial Institutions to comply with U.S. FATCA and Common Reporting Standards.
Maples and Calder
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Harneys
The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) recently confirmed an extension of the deadline for Cayman financial institutions to comply with their reporting obligations...
Carey Olsen
All Cayman Financial Institutions (CFIs) must register with the Department of International Tax Cooperation for CRS (or vary their existing FATCA/UK CDOT registration) by 31 July 2017.
Foley Hoag LLP
On July 19, 2017, the Cayman Islands announced another extension of the filing deadline for 2016 FATCA and Common Reporting Standard (CRS) reports to August 31, 2017.
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