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This article looks at the implications for a trustee in Jersey faced with the difficult situation where it is suspected that trust assets may be the proceeds of crime and/or a civil fraud.
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.
The topics considered in this update have, by accident rather than design, an anti-money laundering flavour to them.
The Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations 2012 provides an attractive ‘regulatory light’ option for qualifying investment managers and advisers.
On 4 June 2014, the Cayman Islands government brought into force the Directors Registration and Licensing Law 2014.
BVI law imposes a number of ongoing obligations on BVI regulated funds. The main continuing obligations for BVI private and professional funds are set out in basic detail below.
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.
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Counsel has handed down its decision in the trial of certain preliminary issues in Fairfield Sentry Ltd (in Liquidation) v Migani and Others.
Decisions to grant planning permission are often controversial.
In Crociani v Crociani, the Court of Appeal ruled, for the first time, that it has the power to make an order for an interim payment on account of costs.
This briefing summarises the salient points of the Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law (2009 Revision) in a Q&A table.
The Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel has issued its report and findings into the Interim Population Policy, which proposes to limit inward migration.
In a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal has clarified what is meant by ‘exclusive jurisdiction’ and ‘forum for administration’.
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 aim of this update is to focus on current legal and regulatory developments affecting financial services institutions in Jersey.
The continuing obligations of Cayman Islands regulated funds are set out in the Companies Law and Mutual Funds Law (as amended).
The Cayman Islands is one of the world’s leading offshore jurisdictions for the establishment of investment funds.