Mondaq All Regions: Wealth Management
Travers Thorp Alberga
The BVI and Cayman Courts are usually the work horses of the Caribbean international financial centres. 2016 proved to be no different.
The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (BVI FSC) has signed a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between members of the Group of International Financial Centre Supervisors.
On 11 May 2017, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) published its list of Reportable Jurisdictions for the Common Reporting Standards (CRS).
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
This Advisory provides an overview of the legal concept of a trust, including its role in family wealth preservation and management.
Travers Thorp Alberga
It has become conventional wisdom to lay the ‘blame' for lawful tax avoidance firmly at the feet of the offshore financial centres.
The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has granted Beddoe relief to a trustee, in circumstances where a successful third party claim would have exhausted the trust assets.
Our latest Appleby report provides a 2016 snapshot of the petition filings and resultant court orders in respect of distressed companies in six offshore jurisdictions.
Cayman Islands Government
The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) in Grand Cayman, including its Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close at 3:00pm on Thursday, 18 May, for a staff meeting.
Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC
European Union adopted a Succession Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 in order to make cross border successions easier to plan and manage.
Guernsey, as one of the very few jurisdictions in the world to regulate trust and company service providers, is one of those reputable finance centres they can choose from.
Two of Guernsey's leading private client practitioners were recognised at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards in London.
The latest residential property prices show growth in both turnover and values in what should be welcome news for the island, says Ogier's Head of Property Martyn Baudains.
These rules will, amongst other things, enable pension providers in Guernsey to apply for exemptions under CRS.
Guernsey Finance, the island's offshore finance promotional agency, has announced the promotion of Ms Kate Clouston to the position of Deputy Chief Executive.
Dillon Eustace
Since the global financial crisis, both international and domestic financial services sectors have seen ever increasing levels of regulation and inspection and more intrusive and robust regulatory interventions.
Dillon Eustace
In light of the continued significant growth of Exchange Traded Funds ("ETFs") in recent years, the Central Bank of Ireland ("CBI") has today published a discussion paper on ETFs.
Daniel Read is a senior associate in Ogier's Jersey dispute resolution team, focusing on commercial disputes and employment law, and assisting the corporate and banking teams....
In this Q&A, Emily considers the most recent regulatory developments and their impact on Jersey.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
Diversification is a critical concept when assembling a risk-conscious investment portfolio.
Ward & Smith
Despite recent trends toward consolidation in the agricultural industry, farming generally remains a family affair.
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In the course of the last 24 months, a number of Cayman Islands companies with operations in the PRC and shares or ADRs traded on the US Exchanges have been the subject of 'take-private' transactions.
DMS Governance Ltd
The Hedge Fund Law Report recently interviewed Woolverton in connection with his move to DMS, during which he discussed the role of robust fund governance in the context of private funds.
The government has had to postpone many measures that were included in Finance Bill 2017 in order to pass through the legislation in a shortened timeframe before Parliament is dissolved on 3 May.
One of the reasons why the Cayman Islands is a leading offshore jurisdiction is the flexibility of Cayman Islands companies law.
In July 2016 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued further advice relating to extending the European Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) marketing passport...
Dillon Eustace
Although not yet in force (see below), the Cayman Islands has introduced a series of laws and regulations1 which will require all Cayman Islands companies and limited liability companies...
Mauritius was once celebrated as the "star and key of the Indian Ocean" for its strategic position on the maritime spice route.
Dillon Eustace
The Ucits product has been hugely successful since its inception in 1985. According to the European Fund and Asset Management Association...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The April 2016 "Panama Papers" leak highlighted the attraction for transnational actors of the confidentiality available in certain offshore financial centres.
The PIF can be either closed or open-ended and should contain no more than 50 legal or natural persons holding an economic interest in the fund
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