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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Tax and Regulatory - Benefits of using Cyprus based companies to invest in Iran

Introduction On January 16 2016 the European Union implemented the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which scaled back sanctions on Iran and marked the country's return to international capital (and other) markets. Investment in Iran through...

Restructuring and Insolvency - Mergers and fair value: What does it mean to a dissenting shareholder?

A comparison of laws in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bermuda Shareholders in a company that is the subject of a takeover and merger have certain intrinsic rights available to them in the event that they dissent to the merger...

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

19 May 2016 - Regulatory update: amendments to the Financial Services Commission Act, 2001

Various sections of the Financial Services Commission Act, 2001 (the FSC Act) by the Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Act, 2015 (the Amendments) have been amended and enacted. The background to the Amendments stem from the recommendations...

19 May 2016 - Cayman legislative changes demonstrate island's ongoing commitment to global transparency

The spotlight of the international community is shining more brightly than ever on International Financial Centres and those who use them in an effort to reduce aggressive tax avoidance, tax evasion and other practices which are perceived to be...


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.

Corporate and Commercial - Directors' Duties Under Cayman Islands Law

This guide examines directors' various duties under Cayman Islands law, including common law duties, statutory duties, and duties under the jurisdiction's insolvency, fraudulent trading, theft, fraud, securities and money laundering laws. Date: S

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.