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Investment funds in Cyprus (non-UCITS)
Investment Funds

Investment funds in Cyprus (non-UCITS)

Cyprus is one of the up and coming funds jurisdictions in the European Union. For years popular for foreign direct investment in Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East, the Cyprus’ funds regime now caters fully for pan-EU regulation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive 2011/61/EU while concurrently providing for lighter-touch alternatives. Importantly, Cyprus continues to be one of the most tax-competitive jurisdictions in the EU.
Illegality defense developments in UK and Cayman Islands
Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring

Illegality defense developments in UK and Cayman Islands

The principles that a person should not benefit from his own wrongdoing and that the law should not condone illegality are longstanding. Keen legal historians might be aware that these are precepts in Roman law and there are echoes in Deuteronomy. In its broadest form, it extends to conduct which is not just illegal but also unethical. Download the PDF to read more.
Getting the Deal Through: British Virgin Islands Complex Commercial Litigation
Corporate

Getting the Deal Through: British Virgin Islands Complex Commercial Litigation

Andrew Thorp, Jonathan Addo and Mark Rowlands give an overview of complex commercial litigation in the British Virgin Islands in the latest chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation. Download the PDF to read more.
European Parliament resolution on distributed ledger technologies and blockchain
Regulatory and Tax

European Parliament resolution on distributed ledger technologies and blockchain

On 3 October 2018, the European Parliament issued a resolution acknowledging distributed ledger technologies and blockchain, it also outlined the sectors in which these may be of use together with the inherent risks.
Comparative legal guide to Cyprus: Fintech
Investment Funds

Comparative legal guide to Cyprus: Fintech

This country-specific Q&A, published by Legal 500 and the In-House Lawyer, provides an overview to Fintech law in Cyprus. It covers open banking, regulation of data, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, AI and insurtech; and is part of the global guide to Fintech. Harneys authors: Partners Aki Corsoni-Husain, George Apostolou, and Associates Katerina Katsiami and Marina Stavrou.
New sanctions reporting obligations in Anguilla, Bermuda, BVI and Cayman
Regulatory and Tax

New sanctions reporting obligations in Anguilla, Bermuda, BVI and Cayman

On 7 November 2018, the Sanctions (Overseas Territories) (Amendment of Information Provisions) Order 2018 (the AIP Order) came into force. The AIP Order brings the rump of UK Overseas Territories into line with the equivalent regime under UK domestic legislation: financial institutions and professionals must now disclose any knowledge and suspicion of sanctions breaches and asset freezing measures imposed or face criminal penalty.