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Cayman Update

The latest news, views and updates from the key service providers to the Cayman Islands funds sector, including administrators, prime brokers, custodians, advisers and law firms...

Tammy Jennissen, Maples Fiduciary

In good times and in bad: The importance of effective directors for troubled funds

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 13:14

With the global financial crisis of 2008 now a decade in the past, much has changed in terms of how offshore private funds are governed and monitored. The highly publicised Weavering case in 2009 brought the role of fund directorships into sharp focus, specifically the lack of robust independent oversight.  »

Nick Bullmore, Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen adds to finance offering in the Cayman Islands

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 10:29

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has continued the expansion of its finance practice in the Cayman Islands with the appointment of experienced attorney Adam Bathgate as counsel. »

Richard Fear, Conyers Dill & Pearman

Country-by-country reporting regulations introduced in the Cayman Islands

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 11:44

By Richard D Fear (pictured), Conyers Dill & Pearman – This alert is intended to aid businesses that may have obligations to report information under the Tax Information Authority (International Tax Compliance) (Country-by-Country Reporting) Regulations, 2017 (“CbCR Regulations”), which were issued by the Cayman Islands on 15 December 2017 as part of its ongoing commitment to international tax transparency. »

Chris Humphries, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Moving your FINTECH business to the Cayman Islands

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 11:34

By Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries – Initial Coin/Token Offerings (ICOs) are becoming an increasingly popular means of fundraising for new projects and utilise blockchain technology to do so. Over the past 9 months, we have seen a significant surge in interest in these projects with the Cayman Islands becoming the jurisdiction of choice for launching ICOs and other blockchain technology projects.  »

Matt Mulry, Dillon Eustace

Cayman anti-money laundering regime under review

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 12:08

By Matt Mulry (pictured), Dillon Eustace – In the shadow of an impending review by the Financial Acting Task Force the Cayman Islands has undertaken an overhaul of its laws, regulations and guidance notes which govern its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regime.  »

Piers Alexander, Conyers, Dill & Pearman

Conyers launches funds eTool

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 14:39

Conyers Dill & Pearman has launched an innovative Funds eTool – the first of its kind for offshore investment funds. »

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Ogier adds to Cayman finance and funds teams

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:15

Two specialists in Banking and Finance and Investment Funds have joined Ogier in Cayman. Debt capital markets and structured finance expert Kristi Green, and hedge funds specialist Emma Sutherland, have both been appointed as Counsel. »

Chris Humphries, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Unregulated funds and the new AML regime in the Cayman Islands

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 09:00

By Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries – The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 (the “Regulations”) were brought into force on 2 October 2017 and replaced the Money Laundering Regulations (2015 Revision) (the “Former Regulations”). »

Dylan Wiltermuth, Carey Olsen

Further growth for Carey Olsen's finance practice in the Cayman Islands

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 09:00

Carey Olsen has expanded its finance practice in the Cayman Islands with the appointment of Dylan Wiltermuth who has joined the firm as counsel. »

Piers Alexander, Conyers, Dill & Pearman

Guide to establishing private equity funds in the Cayman Islands

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 11:42

By Piers Alexander (pictured), Conyers, Dill & Peraman – There’s a reason that the Cayman Islands is one of the world’s biggest and most attractive hubs for offshore financial businesses. Not only does it provide a stable, tax-neutral platform but also offers a sound legislative and judicial system, confidentiality, a leading banking sector and legal and financial professional and support services. »

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