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This article provides a reminder of the impending deadlines and action that is required for those BVI entities that are classified as ‘foreign financial institutions’ for the purposes of FATCA.
Cayman has taken a creditor-friendly approach to implementation.
The Cayman Automatic Exchange of Information Portal is now open and a user guide is available to help smooth the process of making filings.
The Privy Council has given definitive guidance on the operation of the statutory scheme in the BVI for the rectification of share registers, particularly in the context of applications to serve parties out of the jurisdiction.
When discussing the difficulties faced by certain offshore financial centres the issue circles back to the role of corporate lawyers and their inability to progress change.
Difficult questions often arise in connection with BVI companies, with regard to directors.
This article explores some of the features and issues that may arise in corporate and private jet financing transactions involving the Cayman Islands.
On 16 April 2014, the Privy Council issued a welcome decision in the Fairfield Sentry case.
FATCA imposes due diligence, information reporting and control burdens on a range of non-US financial intermediaries and investment entities.
The court looked at the issue of whether a stranger to a trust, who dishonestly assists in a breach of trust, is a ‘trustee’ within the meaning of s21(1)(a) of the UK Limitation Act 1980.
In a report released last month, the FSB provided an update on its initiative to encourage global adherence to international standards.
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has produced the Statement of Guidance on Corporate Governance for Mutual Funds.
The Financial Services Commission of the BVI has entered into co-operation arrangements with the securities regulators of 25 European countries.
Conyers Dill & Pearman has compared the trust laws in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
Bermuda continues to maintain its position as an attractive jurisdiction for the international high-net-worth private client.
Conyers Dill & Pearman has released issue three of its Jurisdiction Update for 2013, covering Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. Topics include insurance developments in Bermuda, a new ‘approved manager’ regime in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands master funds and more.