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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Cyprus Banking Group - Credit Acquiring Companies in Cyprus

Cyprus Associates Marios Koutsios and Demetris Nicolaou explain how recent changes in Cyprus law have given banks the opportunity to proceed with securitisation of non-performing loans.

Investment Funds - Iran’s Implementation Day arrives and Harneys is in the thick of it

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a milestone diplomatic agreement reached on 14 July 2015 between the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany (P5+1), and Iran, to tightly regulate Iran’s nuclear development programme in exchange...

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

29 January 2016 - Regulatory update: proposed amendments to the Financial Services Commission Act, 2001

There is a proposal to amend various sections of the Financial Services Commission Act, 2001 (the FSC Act) by the Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Act, 2015 (the Proposed Amendments). The Proposed Amendments are currently in Bill format and...

22 January 2016 - BVI Financial Services Commission recognises overseas stock and commodities exchanges

Background The BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) has issued the Regulatory Code (Recognised Exchanges) Notice, 2015 (the Notice) under powers set out in the Regulatory Code, 2009 (the Code). The Notice is effective as of 15 January 2016. The...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Africa - Mauritius Insolvency Law in 60 Seconds

Harneys offers Mauritius legal services through an association with BLC Chambers, which has produced this guide titled Mauritius Insolvency Law in 60 Seconds.

Cayman Investment Funds - Cayman Financial Account Reporting -- Preparing for the CRS

This guide lists the necessary steps in preparing for the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) on automatic exchange of information in relation to Cayman funds.

Webinars & Videos

In depth online seminars and short informative videos

BVI - Video: Derivatives law in the offshore context

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

Asia Banking & Finance - Video: Potential Hurdles in Obtaining Freezing Injunctions

Ellie Crespi-McCarthy of our banking team speaks with litigator James Noble about potential hurdles creditors may face in obtaining freezing injunctions. James walks viewers through the process of obtaining such an order.