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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Tax and Regulatory - BRRD - The Cyprus position

In early 2013 the Cyprus banking sector was in severe difficulties. As a result of the disproportionately large banking sector, Cyprus was facing a major economic crisis. Laiki bank, the second largest bank in Cyprus, was on the verge of bankruptcy...

More questions of standing of beneficial shareholders

In a recent decision in the case of TIPP Investments PCC v. Chagala Group Ltd. et al (BVIHCM 102/2016), Mr Justice Davis-White clarified the issue of the standing of beneficial shareholders that we highlighted in our previous article. As we had said was...

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

20 January 2017 - CIMA fund annual return update

The requirement to file a separate fund annual return for each sub-fund of a Cayman regulated mutual fund has recently been codified by the approval of the Mutual Funds (Annual Returns) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 (the Regulations). The Regulations...

18 January 2017 - Cayman Islands proposes introduction of beneficial ownership registers

Following an initial public consultation during 2016, the Cayman Islands Government has published draft legislation which, when adopted, will require Cayman Islands companies to maintain beneficial ownership registers and for the information in the...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Cayman Islands - Transfers In and Out of the Cayman Islands

This guide looks at the process and benefits of transferring a company, or partnership, in or out of the Cayman Islands.

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.

Webinars & Videos

In depth online seminars and short informative videos

Restructuring and Insolvency - Interim Measures in the BVI

In this short video Partner Jeremy Child of Harneys' London office discusses the way the BVI Arbitration Act empowers the BVI Court to grant interim measures in order to protect arbitrations. ...

BVI - Video: Directors' duties in the BVI

Harneys Partner Greg Boyd and Senior Associate George Weston discuss directors' duties in the BVI.