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Why the Future of Private Capital Lies in the East
Investment Funds

Why the Future of Private Capital Lies in the East

In this special report, co-published by Preqin, Asia Head of Funds and Regulatory Maggie Kwok explores why the future of private capital lies in the East and why navigating regulatory issues will be a key consideration for investors managing the record US$1.6 trillion in private capital assets earmarked for the region.
The Cayman Islands beneficial ownership regime
Investment Funds

The Cayman Islands beneficial ownership regime

Under Cayman Islands beneficial ownership legislation, certain Cayman Islands companies are required to maintain details of their beneficial owners and relevant legal entities on a beneficial ownership register. This guide explains which companies are in scope of the Legislation and which are exempt, who is classed as a beneficial owner and a relevant legal entity, and the obligations for in scope companies and those who hold interests in them.
Legal Minds on Markets: Episode two - Don’t look SPAC in anger: structuring business combinations involving offshore incorporated SPACs
Corporate

Legal Minds on Markets: Episode two - Don’t look SPAC in anger: structuring business combinations involving offshore incorporated SPACs

In our second episode George Weston, Partner in our Corporate team in the BVI and an expert on ECM and M&A transactions, and Murray Roberts, Director at Harneys Fiduciary based on the US West Coast, discuss de-SPAC transactions and the options available for structuring business combinations where a SPAC is incorporated offshore.
It’s time for offshore jurisdictions to have cross-class cram downs in the restructuring toolkit
Restructuring

It’s time for offshore jurisdictions to have cross-class cram downs in the restructuring toolkit

In this article, originally published in LexisPSL, Asia Managing Partner Ian Mann discusses why each of the offshore jurisdictions, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bermuda, should adopt the new English cross-class cram down provisions by way of their own legislative amendment in order to keep up with modern restructuring requirements.
Virtual asset service providers in the Cayman Islands: an overview
Regulatory & Tax

Virtual asset service providers in the Cayman Islands: an overview

The Cayman Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Act, 2020 (as amended) (the VASP Act) sets out a full regulatory registration and (from July 2021) licensing regime for virtual asset service providers (VASPs).
The Cayman Lawyer: Episode one - Liquidation and restructuring options for joint ventures
Restructuring

The Cayman Lawyer: Episode one - Liquidation and restructuring options for joint ventures

Welcome to The Cayman Lawyer, a podcast created to provide information about the legal landscape in the Cayman Islands. We will be demystifying the jurisdiction by sharing everything you need to know about what the legal jurisdiction has to offer.
Established Tools for New Assets: Decrypting the problem of Asset Tracing in Cryptocurrencies
Fraud and asset tracing

Established Tools for New Assets: Decrypting the problem of Asset Tracing in Cryptocurrencies

While the pandemic has wreaked havoc on healthcare systems, employment rates and economies across the world, investment asset classes from equity to real estate has seen phenomenal growth fuelled undoubtedly in part by unprecedented relief measures introduced by governments worldwide. However, one asset class in particular has seen meteoric growth and significant investment interest from organisations that only a few years ago dismissed it as too volatile or even a scam.
Cayman Islands: the new ground zero for US hedge funds engaging in share appraisal litigation
Litigation & Insolvency

Cayman Islands: the new ground zero for US hedge funds engaging in share appraisal litigation

The Cayman Islands is undoubtedly a leading financial centre and has a sophisticated, well developed legal system. Despite the international and cross-border nature of the jurisdiction, it is worth considering just how the islands have become the hot zone for mostly United States-based hedge funds litigating primarily against Chinese operating entities that are seeking to merge by availing themselves of the Cayman merger regime.
Virtual assets and insolvency – A practical overview from the Cayman Islands
Litigation & Insolvency

Virtual assets and insolvency – A practical overview from the Cayman Islands

It is almost impossible to avoid the noise surrounding virtual assets in recent years. Therefore, it is inevitable that Cayman Islands insolvency practitioners (IPs) will have to grapple with the concept as they become a more prevalent asset class. The purpose of this article is to provide a high level overview of some key considerations for IPs to bear in mind as they seek to realise value in an estate with a virtual element.
New filings for Cayman Islands private funds
Investment Funds

New filings for Cayman Islands private funds

A private fund that has not yet received capital contributions from investors is not required to file audited accounts or returns with CIMA. A recent amendment to the regulations now requires the operator of such a private fund to make a simple declaration to this effect.