Quarterly Review

Cayman’s bond rating ‘stable’ The Cayman Islands government’s debt rating has stayed the same and maintains a “stable” outlook going forward, according to Moody’s Investors...

New year, new laws and new judgments

The first quarter of 2017 has been a busy one, both for the Cayman Islands Government and for the local judiciary. With the commencement...

A new era for the real estate industry

The digital age The digitalization of the real estate industry is happening just as quickly as in any other industry. Improvements in the transfer of...

Contingent liabilities: Points for the Cayman Islands voluntary liquidator to consider

A liquidator is generally concerned with admissibility to proof of contingent liabilities in an entity’s liquidation and its creditors’ entitlement to attend and vote...

Long-term Cayman expats and inadvertent tax charges

Long-term Cayman residents who started their lives in the U.K. may think that they long since waved goodbye to the U.K. taxman, HM Revenue...

Economic growth continues

The Cayman economy continued to grow in 2016, recording a 3 percent increase in the first half of 2016. It was the highest growth...
CFR

A Trojan horse for creditors of Cayman companies

Access to justice is a fundamental right in developed legal systems. But, as with many rights, a balance has to be struck. The right...

Trump and the Cayman Islands

The political situation in the United States will always have a direct effect on the Cayman Islands economy because of our currency connection, our...

Use of discretionary powers by Cayman liquidators

A key decision of the Cayman Islands’ Court of Appeal issued in November 2016 warrants special mention in this latest edition of Law Talk. ...

The Cayman Islands government is undertaking significant and exciting Intellectual Property Law reforms

During the last few months, we have seen significant steps taken by the Cayman Islands Government to reform Cayman’s Intellectual Property (IP) Laws. These...

The optimum size of governmental units

Is Cayman too small to be a successful independent country? What is the optimal size of government units? How much of the economy should...

Without direct taxes, how does the Cayman Islands generate its revenue?

The Cayman Islands is often portrayed as a tax haven. And indeed Cayman does not have any corporation tax, income tax, inheritance tax and...

Quarterly Review

Led by construction, real estate and financial services, Cayman’s economy grew 2.4 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to a report...

Benefits of offshore have a broad reach

The Cayman Islands is a striking symbol of success when it comes to the offshore financial services industry and is undoubtedly a vital cog...

Cayman’s tax transparency regime as it currently stands: A practical guide

The Cayman Islands are at the forefront of the global move towards tax transparency and cooperation in international tax matters. Since 2001, the Cayman...

Cayman’s maritime industry poised for growth – but let’s take a measured approach

At the beginning of May, I was invited to participate as a speaker at the Cayman Islands Shipping Summit held during the first annual...

Liquidity and Cayman funds

Prior to investing in a Cayman Islands-based investment fund, it is customary for a proposed investor to ask the Cayman fund’s directors or investment...

Why the current investment climate favors Cayman captives

The sun shines on the Cayman Islands – that’s a given. But it also shines on Cayman’s captive insurance industry, despite record global yields....

Trustees and divorce

Recent developments in the case law of onshore jurisdictions like England and Hong Kong have only highlighted for trustees the very difficult position they...

Law Talk – Legislative developments

In the last edition of Law Talk, we briefly reviewed the much anticipated Cayman Islands LLC Bill which is intended to add another key...