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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

BVI Regulatory - BVI Financial Account Reporting -- Preparing for the CRS

BVI Financial Account Reporting: This article outlines how to prepare for the OECD's Common Reporting Standard.

Shipping and Aircraft - Flying ever higher: Impact of the Cape Town Convention on Cayman aircraft finance transactions

An article about the impact of the Cape Town Convention on Cayman aircraft finance transactions by Partner Louise Groom and Senior Associate Ellie Crespi-McCarthy.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

26 November 2015 - China Shanshui: a change of direction for company winding up petitions in the Cayman Islands

In an already widely-discussed decision of the Cayman Islands Grand Court, Mangatal J parted company this week with one of her fellow judges by declining to follow Jones J’s first instance judgment in the Cayman case of Re China Milk Products Group Ltd.

20 November 2015 - Rhone Holdings, LP: Cayman Court of Appeal upholds validity of non-petition clause

In an important decision for the Cayman Islands funds and insolvency industries, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that provisions in investment agreements contracting out of the right to present winding up petitions are enforceable and not contrary to...


Reference materials detailing key laws

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.

Bermuda Litigation & Insolvency - Bermuda Insolvency Law in 60 Seconds

Harneys' essential, quick guide to Bermuda insolvency law.

Webinars & Videos

In depth online seminars and short informative videos

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.

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.