Our Offshore Lawyers Worldwide Anguilla Sao Paulo British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Cyprus Vancouver Hong Kong London Montevideo Singapore Tokyo Shanghai Bermuda
English
Русский
Português
Español
简体中文

Articles

Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Tax and Regulatory - BVI to repeal Iran sanctions in line with EU/UK position

On 14 July 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the JCPOA) was welcomed by China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the UK and the United States of America, with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and...

Tax and Regulatory - Update: ATED and IHT – Is it time to push the envelope (or unwind the trust)?

On 19 August 2016, the UK Government published a second consultation of its proposed changes to the inheritance tax treatment of UK residential property for tax high value residential real estate, including where held indirectly or by non-UK resident...

Investment Funds - The case for offshore: What is the driving force behind structuring through offshore structures, and how does this benefit Africa?

Quite unexpectedly, the Panama Papers was raised at a recent society event I attended in Zimbabwe, and while the popular press has permeated even to the most unexpected areas – often without an accurate consideration of the facts – it...

Bermuda - ESMA guidance published on application of AIFMD Passport to Non-EU Jurisdictions

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its advice to the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission on 19 July 2016 in relation to the extension of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive...

Restructuring and Insolvency - New York Supreme Court rules that derivative claims under Cayman law must first go through the Cayman Courts

Summary A recent decision by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York has affirmed a first instance decision of the Supreme Court1 that the law of the Cayman Islands applied2 on the question of the law applicable to derivative...

Restructuring and Insolvency - Anti-suit injunction allows winding up to proceed in Harmony

In Re Ardent Harmony Fund Inc (In Official Liquidation)(FSD 54 of 2016), Chief Justice Smellie granted an anti-suit injunction restraining the largest creditor of Ardent Harmony Fund Inc (the Fund) from continuing proceedings in the Supreme Court of...

Cayman Islands - The Offshore Funds Blog: UK votes to leave the EU - what does Brexit mean for offshore funds?

This post was originally published on The Offshore Funds Blog, which aims to demystify hedge funds. Click here to subscribe to the blog or read the original post. So, the pound’s tanked, world stock markets are in turmoil, Scotland and Northern...

Investment Funds - Brexit and the Overseas Territories

Following the EU referendum result, the laws of Bermuda, BVI and Cayman remain unchanged. We do not expect there will be any significant impact on the existing legislation or stability of these jurisdictions following a UK exit from the EU, as EU law...

Tax and Regulatory - Cayman Islands guide to ship finance 2016

This Cayman guide to ship finance provides an overview of the key shipping-related issues, legal system and laws in Cayman, and explores the following questions: Due diligence 1. How does one demonstrate title to or legal ownership of a vessel...

Investment Funds - Reclassification deadline fast approaching for Bermuda exempt funds

Funds classified as Exempt Funds under the Investment Funds Act 2006 of Bermuda have until 3 October 2016 to be reclassified as Class A Exempt Funds or Class B Exempt Funds (the New Classes). The process is fairly straightforward and involves Bermuda...

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Showing 61 - 70 of 294