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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Cyprus - Legal Entity Identifiers: The Cyprus perspective

With the implementation from 3 January 2018 of EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments (MiFID II) and accompanying Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 (MiFIR), additional requirements have been introduced on certain entities regulated under...

Commercial Dispute Resolution: Forum shopping, Chapter 11 protection and just and equitable winding up, with an in-depth look at the Pacific Andes saga

Peter Ferrer reviews forum shopping, Chapter 11 protection and just and equitable winding up, with an in-depth look at the Pacific Andes saga in this article originally published in the Winter 2017 edition of Commercial Dispute Resolution.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

22 March 2018 - Cayman Islands AEOI portal re-opens

The Cayman Islands government announced this week that the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) portal has re-opened, allowing Cayman Islands financial institutions to submit their 2017 FATCA and CRS returns. Various updated guides and forms are also...

28 February 2018 - Important Changes to Cayman Islands Regulations and Compliance for investment funds

This alert highlights important changes to the regulatory and compliance regime for the Cayman Islands investment funds industry in 2018. The changes that have been made to the Cayman Islands anti-money laundering (AML) regime are to bring Cayman in...


Reference materials detailing key laws

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 February 2018.

Investment Funds - Segregated portfolio companies in the Cayman Islands

This guide discusses general issues regarding segregated portfolio companies (SPCs), uses of SPCs, receivership and liquidation of SPCs. Updated February 2018.

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...