Tackling NGO criticisms head on with new research and highlighting the positive role of...

Wealth surveys ably demonstrate the shifting patterns of global wealth and the rise and influence of private clients and institutional investors from emerging markets...

Substance over form: Part Two – the sine qua non of international tax planning...

In the first part of this two-part article published in October 2017 , I introduced the 15 BEPS Reports/Action points and provided background information...

The way forward for anti-corruption measures

OFCs need to exert more influence toward the global adoption of cost-effective anti-corruption measures.

Entrepreneurial transfer pricing – embracing the arm’s length principle

By publicizing exaggerated tax gap estimates and demonizing tax avoidance schemes based on allegedly abusive transfer pricing schemes, governments and advocates of big-government are...

Politicians and the Panama Papers

The recent Panama Papers leak has brought tax havens to the forefront of public policy discussions. Naturally, many individuals and supranational entities have advocated...

Chile should give the OECD the cold shoulder

In its never-ending quest to implement a statist version of globalism, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recommended that Chile undertake...
Graphic of a tree shaped like a dollar sign getting blown apart by strong wind.

What lessons did we learn from the global financial crisis?

The global financial crisis began on Aug. 9, 2007 when BNP Paribas halted redemptions in three hedge funds that had invested in U.S. subprime...

World Stock Exchanges

African Stock ExchangesGhanaStock Exchange, Ghana Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South AfricaThe South African Futures Exchange(SAFEX), South AfricaAsian Stock ExchangesSydney Futures Exchange, AustraliaAustralian Stock Exchanges, AustraliaShenzhen...

Fighting impunity: Recent international asset recovery efforts to combat corruption

While useful steps are being made by the international community to produce asset recovery policy papers and knowledge products, this should not overshadow the important advances conducted in prosecutors’ offices, law firms, justice ministries and court houses around the world.
 

Registration figures down

Company, partnership and trust registrations in the Cayman Islands have taken a hit during the financial crisis. In 2010, the Cayman Islands General Registry listed 91,206 companies...

Walkers, Offshore leader – locally acclaimed

      With a history spanning more than 45 years and a reputation today as one of the world’s leading offshore law firms, Walkers is one...

Opportunity knocks

In July 2010, legend has it, a dangerous man arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport. He was dressed smartly but modestly and his accent, though foreign, was far from out of place on Grand Cayman.

Is the global fiscal crisis over?

The growth in relative government spending in almost all countries is largely caused by growth in government pension and medical care programs and other...

Panama Papers: cui bono?

When you visit the Offshore Leaks Database from The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), you will find a legal disclaimer that reads as...

The re-launch of the Cayman Financial Review

This is an exciting moment as we continue to build on the foundations and excellent work laid down by the previous publisher, Paul Byles....

How the OECD is promoting more identity theft, crime, industrial espionage and suppression of...

Tax treaties are usually positive or benign. The protocol amending the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, currently being considered for...

Will U.S. tax reform kick off another round of beneficial tax competition?

When Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher slashed top personal income tax rates in the 1980s for the U.S. and the U.K., other nations were...
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Brexit – the story so far and what happens next

It is more than two years since the U.K. narrowly voted to leave the European Union and yet the terms of the departure, scheduled...

The Post-War Order: What is it and why is it controversial?

What is the oft-cited “postwar order” that ostensibly is being threatened by populism? Commentators, diplomats, economists, policymakers and the public use this term to...

Cayman’s special economic zone, here & now

Establishing an international business in the Cayman Islands has many benefits. Setting it up in Cayman Enterprise City goes even further by removing the few potential drawbacks of red tape, immigration issues and government fees.

 

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