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Offshore centers introduce substance legislation to stave off EU blacklisting

Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and Cayman have all introduced new legislation late last year requiring...

Private lives and public interest

When litigation looms large on the horizon, a party anticipating being caught up in court proceedings can be concerned to ensure that their personal...

Every ending is a new beginning

Before we look out towards the year ahead and imagine what new beginnings may be in store for 2019, it is worth first looking...
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2018: a bumper year for real estate

A comparison of statistics produced by the Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association (CIREBA) for 2018 versus 2017 makes for interesting reading and underscores...
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Offshore substance legislation draws nearer

The European Union last year accused several offshore jurisdictions – the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Bermuda and the BVI –...
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Cayman’s economic substance

When talking about the economic substance of an offshore jurisdiction, I believe this is an area where the Cayman Islands particularly excels. Unfortunately, the...
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Wealth management step by step

With a focus on promoting the Cayman Islands as a leading jurisdiction for private clients, wealth management, and the administration of trust and estates,...
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Getting it done on time and getting it done right

We are often advised against leaving things to the last minute (and for good reason). However, for those working in the financial services industry,...

Living wills in the Cayman Islands

The Ministry of Health in the Cayman Islands is seeking feedback on draft legislation, entitled the Health Care Decisions Bill, that will give legal...
An entire wall of a courtroom was commandeered to hold the thousands of pages of documents that were considered in the Algosaibi case, which was settled on May 31 in the Grand Court of Grand Cayman after a two-year hearing. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay

Longest and costliest Cayman trial goes to appeal

The longest and costliest trial in Cayman’s history ended in first instance in June. The trial, which involved more than 40 lawyers from seven...
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Impact on real estate industry of a public registry

Clearly, the hot topic right now in the Cayman Islands business community is the U.K. government forcing its overseas territories, Cayman included, to provide...
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STEP Cayman: A three-year snapshot

In 2016, driven by the vision of branch chair Alan Milgate, the Cayman Islands branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners embarked...
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Feeling the heat

With the summer months now bearing down on the Cayman Islands, temperatures are rising for locals and visitors alike, and finding a cool spot...
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AHAB v SICL & Others: The most significant fraud trial ever to be heard...

After a trial lasting a little over a year, the chief justice of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has handed down judgment...

Highest company registrations since the financial crisis

Cayman’s company formations sector grew in 2017, with the number of new incorporations and total companies on the registry having increased at the year’s...

Not for love or money

The next time you meet your Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLRO), spend a moment to chat with them and to fully understand the demands...

Blockchain and Cayman’s real estate industry

While readily admitting that I am not the world’s expert on the subject of Blockchain, I would like to acknowledge that I am starting...

Successfully promoting Cayman

In January 2018, the Cayman Islands Branch of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners held its inaugural International Wealth Structuring Forum at the...
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A developing discourse from the courts

Over the past quarter, the judges of the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Court...
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The market for commercial real estate CLOs expands

They may not be as old as houses but commercial real estate CLOs have been around since the early 2000s and, whilst this category...