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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Shipping and Aircraft - Corporate Jet Investor: Cayman plans to ratify Cape Town Convention

The United Kingdom Government is set to ratify the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol thereto on matters specific to Aircraft Equipment (the Cape Town Convention). Extension of the Cape Town Convention to Cayman is...

BVI - Arbitration Offshore: Comparing Recent Developments in BVI and Cayman

Both BVI and Cayman have recently updated their arbitration regimes, as detailed in this article by Harneys Partners David Butler, Marc Kish, Colin Riegels and Andrew Thorp.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

28 August 2015 - FATCA: Update regarding US Reportable Accounts

The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) has advised that it is in the final stages of preparing its FATCA data to be provided to the IRS. Information on US Reportable Account Notifications and 2014 Returns for US FATCA...

26 August 2015 - Cyprus and Iran sign Double Tax Treaty

On 4 August 2015, the governments of Cyprus and Iran signed an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (the Treaty). With the lifting of international sanctions against Iran, Cyprus is now uniquely positioned to act as a gateway for investments...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Intellectual Property - The BVI Trade Marks Act 2013, A Practical Overview

The BVI's new Trade Marks Act takes effect on 1 September 2015, significantly modernising the jurisdiction's trademark laws. Harneys' practical overview of the new legislation provides essential details.

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

Banking and Finance - Video: Review of Security Registration Requirements in BVI and Cayman

The security registration regimes in BVI and Cayman are straighforward and creditor friendly as explained in this video introduction to the law and practice in each jurisdication by Senior Associate Ellie Crespi-McCarthy.

BVI Investment Funds - Webinar: The BVI Incubator and Approved Funds

This 45-minute webinar, recorded in July 2015, focusses on the benefits and cost efficiencies of the BVI's new incubator and approved funds. Click on the image below to register and view the recording.