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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Cayman Islands - Update to Banking Regulations Further Enhances Cayman's Appeal

Cayman Managing Partner Marco Martins outlines recent updates to Cayman banking policy in this article.

Cayman Islands - Cayman chapter: The Mergers & Acquisitions Review

Cayman Managing Partner Marco Martins contributed this chapter to The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, 8th Edition.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

10 October 2014 - Japan – BVI TIEA comes into force on 11 October

Further to our previous bulletin, following the Notification Ceremony on 11 September the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) between the Government of Japan and the Government of the British Virgin Islands will come into effect on 11 October...

07 October 2014 - BVI court issues pivotal guidance on exclusive jurisdiction clause

In what is likely to be considered a landmark decision, the BVI Commercial Court has held that winding up proceedings brought on just and equitable grounds relating to BVI companies will not be caught by an exclusive jurisdiction clause contained in a...


Reference materials detailing key laws

BVI - Buyer Beware: How to Ensure the Valid Issuance of BVI Company Shares

In this detailed guide, Partner Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall describes how to make sure that your BVI Company shares are valid.

Corporate and Commercial - Using BVI Companies for International Listings

Partner Rachel Graham examines legislation regarding using BVI Companies for international listings in this guide.


In depth online seminars available by registration

Tax and Regulatory - Recorded: Ukraine, Russia and the impact of sanctions

Harneys presented a live webinar on Tuesday 11 March 2014 on latest developments concerning economic and other sanctions against Ukraine and Russia.

Cyprus - Webinar available: How AIFMD Impacts Cyprus Funds

Harneys Consultant Konstantinos Kaniouras guides you through the impact of AIFMD on Cyprus funds, in this webinar recorded in February 2014. It is designed for Cyprus fund managers, custodians and fund administrators as well as AIF service providers...