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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Tax and Regulatory - Cayman Islands guide to ship finance 2016

This Cayman guide to ship finance provides an overview of the key shipping-related issues, legal system and laws in Cayman, and explores the following questions: Due diligence 1. How does one demonstrate title to or legal ownership of a vessel...

Investment Funds - Reclassification deadline fast approaching for Bermuda exempt funds

Funds classified as Exempt Funds under the Investment Funds Act 2006 of Bermuda have until 3 October 2016 to be reclassified as Class A Exempt Funds or Class B Exempt Funds (the New Classes). The process is fairly straightforward and involves Bermuda...

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

15 June 2016 - Cayman Islands Limited Liability Companies Law published

The highly anticipated Limited Liability Companies Law, 2016 (LLC Law) was published in the Cayman Islands on 8 June 2016 and is expected to come into force by a separate commencement order in late June. The introduction of the new Cayman Islands...

08 June 2016 - BVI Commercial Court appoints Hon Sir Bernard Eder QC as Judge

Harneys is pleased to report the appointment of the Hon Sir Bernard Eder QC to the BVI Commercial Court, as Commercial Court Judge, from 13 June to 10 July. Justice Eder’s distinguished career as a barrister, Judge and arbitrator has spanned nearly...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Investment Funds - Investment Funds in the Cayman Islands

Investment fund vehicles established in the Cayman Islands continue to be extremely popular amongst investment managers and investors alike. The Cayman Islands has established a dominant position in the field of offshore investment funds, due to its

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.

Webinars & Videos

In depth online seminars and short informative videos

Tax and Regulatory - What Lenders and Borrowers Need to Know - A Snapshot of Changes to BVI Law in 2015

In this video, Harneys Senior Associates Hamish Masson and Michelle Frett-Mathavious provide a quick summary of the key developments in 2015 in BVI law most likely to be of interest to lenders and borrowers. For more details click here...

BVI - Video: Derivatives law in the offshore context

Partner Russell Willings from Harneys' BVI office discusses derivatives law in the offshore context.