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A private trust company is a privately owned corporate trustee whose sole purpose is to act as trustee to a trust or group of ‘connected’ trusts.
Getting it right: how to make a successful application for the appointment of provisional liquidators
The main job of a judge is to determine and uphold rights of property ownership, so applications to appoint provisional liquidators tend to go against the judicial grain.
A long-anticipated overhaul of the Cayman Islands Exempted Limited Partnership Law was enacted on 2 July 2014. This article summarises the key changes.
The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law 2014 is now in force.
The dispute has given rise to a number of decisions touching on recognition and assistance to foreign insolvency practitioners, receivers and government agencies.
The Exempted Limited Partnership Law 2014 was enacted on 2 July 2014. The changes in the new law are designed to confer greater contractual flexibility upon partners.
In March 2013, the Guernsey Royal Court in Jackson v Dear et al provided clarity in relation to an intriguing area of company law, namely the derivative claim.
The current insolvency regime in Jersey can be traced back to the 18th century.
This article concerns the investigation of antecedent transactions during the course of the winding up of a company.
In VTB Capital PLC v Nutritek International Corp, proceedings were commenced for the purposes of obtaining freezing orders in the BVI against two BVI-incorporated companies.
The BVI parliament has now passed the long-awaited Arbitration Act. Although still awaiting formal proclamation, the act is likely to come into force soon.
On 4 June 2014, the Cayman Islands government brought into force the Directors Registration and Licensing Law 2014.
Before purchasing real estate in the Cayman Islands, very careful consideration should be given as to how to take title to the real estate to be purchased.
The British Virgin Islands is one of the most popular offshore jurisdictions for investment funds. Here are some reasons why.
This briefing summarises the salient points of the Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law (2009 Revision) in a Q&A table.
Cayman Court of Appeal clarifies the scope of the international co-operation provisions of the Companies Law
The Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in the case of Picard v Primeo Fund on 16 April 2014.
The Jersey Financial Services Commission has confirmed its position in relation to the licensing of Jersey law LLPs to conduct certain classes of ‘fund services business’.
Norwich Pharmacal relief — obtaining information relating to a BVI company from its registered agent
This briefing note deals with the circumstances in which and methods by which non-public information about a BVI company can be obtained by a third party.
The continuing obligations of Cayman Islands regulated funds are set out in the Companies Law and Mutual Funds Law (as amended).
This paper explains the attractions of the Cayman Islands as a destination for managers wanting to establish offshore hedge funds.