Phantom partnerships expose private equity funds to unlimited pension liabilities of insolvent portfolio companies

Private equity investments are often structured through an onion skin of layers of entities, but a recent set of blockbuster U.S. court rulings suggests...
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Preventing corporate borrowers from filing for bankruptcy: Location, location, location

Given the potential of an insolvency filing to shift power away from creditors and to distressed debtors, debt investors have long sought ways to...

CIFSA update

CIFSA has been actively promoting its revamped public affairs and public relations campaigns for what has been an eventful few months. The most notable...

Delaware’s double standard for defending IP rights and devaluing debtors

What is the value of the intellectual property rights of your potential distressed investment target?  If a U.S. bankruptcy is a possibility for this...

QuadrigaCX – Blockchain and Bankruptcy

In this article, we try to draw some lessons from the collapse of QuadrigaCX to help develop a more robust Blockchain industry in the...

CIMA report on CFATF progress

Main Article:THE FATF: Lower on the horizon but still relevantThe Cayman Islands Government and Monetary Authority updated the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force on...

Submerged dangers in the safe harbor for securities settlement payments

For those still wondering if the outcome of a court case can depend entirely on the specific court adjudicating that case, a recent ruling...
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Should I stay or should I go now? Evading the discharge injunction and contempt...

The biggest bankruptcy-related case of the US Supreme Court’s just-completed term presents creditors with clearer guidance in pushing the protective boundaries of a bankruptcy...

Cayman’s prestigious ‘red ensign’: The flag flown ’round the world

One of the oldest organisations in these islands is the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (CISR), established in the port of George Town in 1903. Through an aggressive programme of expansion, coupled with an international pool of skilled professionals who are backed by a state-of-the-art 24/7 technology platform, the Cayman Registry has grown to become the world’s ...

Make-whole premiums and ‘cram-up’: A glass half full?

Think your fully secured bond is fully secure? Think again. The New York and Delaware bankruptcy courts are once again divided on an issue...

CIMA’s role in Cayman’s Financial Services Industry

Here in the Cayman Islands, it is the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority that has been charged with establishing and overseeing the regulatory foundation and framework on which the country’s financial services industry has been constructed.

Regulatory excellence – Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands

The aviation industry has played a significant role in our islands’ development and will always be viewed as a major infrastructural component supporting our financial and tourism industries.

A venture investor’s guide to the advantages and dangers of ABCs versus bankruptcy

One of the unhappy duties of a venture investor is to wind down a portfolio company that has failed. The available options for this...

Agencies & Associations

Government Agencies / Authorities including: Attorney General Auditor General Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Cayman Islands Immigration Cayman Islands Investment Bureau Cayman Islands Monetary Authority >> See related article: CIMA’s role...

Cayman Islands Stock Exchange

Read the article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX) has steadily risen as a specialist exchange since its launch...
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The unravelling of the General Motors restructuring: Claims beyond the limits of bankruptcy

Bankruptcy law offers distressed businesses tremendous power to force a reduction or restructuring of debts both large and small, but it has distinct limits,...

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...

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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A game changer for pension relief

For companies with large work forces, the growing burdens of retirement pensions pose even greater existential threats than economic volatility. Reorganization in insolvency proceedings...

Explanations of licensing; supervision; and compliance/enforcement

Main Story:CIMA’s role in Cayman’s Financial Services IndustryLicensingFactors that CIMA considers when deciding whether to approve an application for a licence include whether the...
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