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Changes to the Cayman Islands’ Trusts Law take effect

By Robert Lindley, Wesley O’Brien Legislative amendments to the Cayman Islands’ Trusts Law which were passed earlier this year have been pronounced to take effect from 14 June 2019. While the reforms do not represent a drastic overhaul of the Trusts Law, they introduce welcome improvements to ensure the Cayman Islands remains a leading offshore jurisdiction for […]

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By Ben Hobden, Roisin Liddy-Murphy In the Cayman Islands, all directors must swear a Declaration of Solvency (DofS) in a voluntary liquidation In a Cayman Islands voluntary liquidation, a DofS is required to be sworn by each person who was a director of the company on the date on which its voluntary winding up was […]

The New Cayman Regulatory Landscape – What Questions Should a Lender Ask?

By Derek Stenson and Michael O’Connor The Cayman Islands continue to be at the forefront of the implementation of global standards for transparency and regulatory oversight in respect of the financial services industry. While the primary responsibility for implementing regulatory requirements concerning Cayman Islands investment fund structures falls to the relevant fund manager, a knock […]

There is a right to privacy – even in the offshore world

By Scott Pearman, Stephanie C. Bernard, Alec R. Anderson, Paul Smith The Supreme Court of Bermuda (Kawaley CJ) handed down a decision revisiting the existing practice of hearing applications to restructure Bermuda law trusts in private when appropriate. In the Matter of the G Trusts [2017] SC (Bda) (15 November 2017) discussed and determined three substantive trust […]

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By Rebecca de Hoest The long-running second inquest into the death of Private Geoff Gray at Deepcut Barracks ended yesterday when HH Peter Rook QC[1] returned a conclusion of suicide. Geoff was only 17 years old when he was found dead from gunshot wounds in the grounds of the Officers’ Mess at approximately 01.10 hours […]

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When: June 25, 2019 | 4pm London/BST When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on 25 May 2018, it eliminated the cost barrier for an individual to submit a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR), potentially increasing the burden on organisations required to provide the results, and all in a tighter timeline. This […]

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Date: Wednesday 10th JulyTime: 8.30 – 10.00amVenue: Cafe CentroThe use of automation and self-service applications is becoming a popular choice for legal departments today but how do you go about implementing these tools in your organisation? Where do you begin and what should the process look like? Join Neota Logic and your peers for an informative breakfast roundtable session at Hawksmoor where you […]

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In what must be a coronial first an assistant coroner has issued a ‘PFD report’ directed at the Chief Coroner suggesting he may be able to take action himself to prevent future deaths by issuing guidance to coroners regarding post-mortem investigations after shooting cases. On 20 June 2019 HH Peter Rook QC concluded the second […]

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