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by Ian Gobin

Termination and de-registration of Cayman regulated funds: consider action now to reduce 2018 fees

Managers of Cayman Islands regulated funds who are reviewing whether to wind any funds down before the end of 2017 may want to act promptly to avoid or reduce the annual 2018 Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) fees and related costs. Regulated...

Cayman Corporate & Commercial - Cayman Islands AEOI – reporting deadline extended to 31 August 2017

The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) recently confirmed an extension of the deadline for Cayman financial institutions to comply with their reporting obligations under Cayman's automatic exchange of information...

Investment Funds - Cayman's new beneficial ownership regime to take effect on 1 July 2017

Following lengthy discussions with the UK authorities, the Cayman Islands Government has now approved new legislation to introduce beneficial ownership registers for certain Cayman Islands companies or limited liability companies (each a Company and...

Investment Funds - Ian Gobin interviewed in Hedgeweek

Harneys partner Ian Gobin was interviewed by HedgeWeek as part of its recent ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year' awards win at the HedgeWeek annual awards last month. "We challenge the industry by bringing personality to the table with our...

Investment Funds - Cayman Islands to introduce LLPs

The Cayman Islands recently published draft legislation to introduce the limited liability partnership (LLP) as a new partnership vehicle in the Cayman Islands. The new LLP is expected to be popular with professional services firms in the Cayman...

Investment Funds - A comparison of Cayman and US funds

In a recent interview with HFM Week, Harneys Partner Ian Gobin compared Cayman and US funds and discusses how Cayman continues to lead the market. The full interview was published in February 2017 in their report, How to start a Hedge Fund in the...

Investment Funds - 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...

Trusts & Estates - 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...

Investment Funds - Cayman Islands Limited Liability Companies Law published

The highly anticipated Limited Liability Companies Law, 2016 (LLC Law) was published in the Cayman Islands on 8 June 2016 and is expected to come into force by a separate commencement order in late June. The introduction of the new Cayman Islands...


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