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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

BVI - The Pacific Andes saga: forum shopping, Chapter 11 and just and equitable winding up

‘Forum shopping’ can lead to some fierce jurisdictional battles particularly in insolvency where the choice can be stark between debtor and creditor friendly procedures. This is the scenario with which the BVI Commercial Court has been...

Restructuring and Insolvency - British Virgin Islands: restructuring and insolvency

Harneys partner Andrew Thorp and senior associate Mark Rowlands contributed “British Virgin Islands: Restructuring & Insolvency” in The In-House Lawyers, Restructuring & Insolvency Country Comparative Guide. The chapter is...

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

24 July 2017 - IHT update: UK Government confirms effective date of proposed changes to UK non-dom tax rules

The recent UK election and related legislative changes have delayed implementation of new rules imposing inheritance tax on UK residential property held in offshore structures. However, on 13 July 2017, the UK Government announced that the new rules...

21 July 2017 - Cayman Islands AEOI – reporting deadline extended to 31 August 2017

The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) recently confirmed an extension of the deadline for Cayman financial institutions to comply with their reporting obligations under Cayman's automatic exchange of information...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Investment Funds - Introduction to automatic exchange of information for Cayman Islands investment funds

This Guide provides a high level summary of the main obligations and action points under Cayman Islands automatic exchange of information legislation for Cayman Islands investment funds.

Corporate and Commercial - Guide to Cayman Islands Exempted Companies

This guide discusses the law surrounding companies in the Cayman Islands and includes information about types of companies, administrative requirements, shares and fees. Updated July 2017.

Webinars & Videos

In depth online seminars and short informative videos

Cayman Islands - Webinar: maximising the benefits of offshore companies in your transactions

Harneys is pleased to present a webinar about the use and benefits of offshore companies in financing transactions. Topics include: Reasons to use an offshore company in financing transactions Key differences between popular offshore...

Cayman Islands - Dissenting Shareholder Claims in Cayman

Mergers are a favored method of takeover or restructuring in the Cayman Islands, and the jurisdiction's clear and flexible merger framework is increasingly being used to effectively implement high profile takeovers and group restructurings. In this...