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Banking and Finance - Private Banking -- A Shifting Landscape

Senior Associate Michelle Frett-Mathavious discusses how private banking has adapted in accordance with global changes that include increasing numbers of High Net Worth Individuals in the Asia-Pacific region.

BVI - BVI: The perfect home for the emerging manager

Harneys Partner Philip Graham explains why the BVI might just be the perfect home for the emerging fund manager. This article appeared in the 5-11 March 2015 issue of HFM Week.

Anguilla - Overview of Anguillan Company Law

Harneys Partner Colin Riegels examines Anguillan company law in this article.

Cyprus - Membership Access Restricted

Harneys Cyprus Partner Margarita Hadjitofi and Associate Sonia Hamshaw explain which structures are permitted and prohibited under the Companies Law.

Cyprus - How to ensure creditor protection in Cyprus

Harneys Cyprus Managing Partner Demetris Loizides discusses how businesses can protect their interests under Cypriot law.

Tax and Regulatory - Sea Change

Harneys Partner Ross Munro comments on Caribbean jurisdictions' responses to increasing global transparency in this article from STEP Journal, Volume 23/Issue 2 from March 2015.

Corporate and Commercial - Operational Enhancement: The Cayman Exempted Limited Partnership

This article looks at the recent changes to the Cayman Exempted Limited Partnership Law. Harneys contributed a version of this article titled Operational Enhancement: The Cayman Exempted Limited Partnership to IFC Caribbean Review 2015.

BVI - Power to Assist Foreign Insolvency Proceedings in the British Virgin Islands

The volume of asset holding structures in the BVI often draws the attention of foreign insolvency and bankruptcy professionals. To what extent will they enjoy recognition in the BVI and in what circumstances?

Tax and Regulatory - Offshore SPVs in Shariah compliant transactions post-FATCA

This article, which appeared in Islamic Finance News on 5 November 2014, discusses the use of special purpose vehicles in Shariah compliant transactions.

BVI - Death and Errant Bearer Shareholder

Reprinted from BVI Finance (October 2014), an article by Harneys' Global Head of Banking and Finance Colin Riegels, titled Death and Errant Bearer...

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