Bermuda residents who have entered into same-sex marriages or civil unions/partnerships in foreign jurisdictions where these are permitted should be aware that such unions will not be recognised in Bermuda.
New market entrants, the return of traditional market players, and changing regulations once again have the world's insurance providers' eyes set on Bermuda.
A right of way is an entitlement to travel across a route regardless of land ownership and is generally one of movement.
An overview of the various investment fund vehicles available in the British Virgin Islands.
Any Cayman Islands exempted company, including those to be established as funds, may be registered as a segregated portfolio company.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development recently published a report in which the Cayman Islands was commended for the "streamlined, efficient and responsive procedures it has is in place to facilitate the exchange of information for tax purposes".
The voluntary liquidation process in the Cayman Islands is straight forward and definitive as a Cayman Islands company that has underwent a voluntary liquidation ceases any future claims by creditors against the company.
On 1st April the new UK "Twin Peaks" regulatory regime was launched. The much criticised FSA was replaced with the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and the Prudential Regulatory Authority ("PRA"). Martin Wheatley, the FCA’s chief executive has publicly criticised the approach of the former FSA as "robotic" and a more challenging UK regulatory climate is widely anticipated.
The Miami-based Offshore Alert Conference has become a regular draw for representatives of Cayman’s financial services industry in recent years, and this year’s event is no exception with the Cayman Islands lending strong support through the provision of speakers from both the financial services industry and Government’s Ministry for Financial Services.
Recently at Captive Live UK, a fellow panellist advised that over 90% of new business in Guernsey was through cells and similar proportions of new business were being generated by cells in other jurisdictions with appropriate legislation.
Ahead of the forthcoming G8 and G20 meetings on tax transparency, Guernsey's Chief Minister, Peter Harwood, has taken the opportunity to set out the Island's leadership and track record on tax transparency.
Avondale Solutions has announced a new partnership with Elizabeth Ackers, a UK based consultant, to extend its offering of business consultancy and directorship services further into the UK market.
Aon Insurance Managers has seen significant growth in cell activity within its White Rock Guernsey cell companies.
£274 billion! That’s the net asset value of funds under management in Guernsey according to data released recently by Guernsey’s Financial Services Commission.
Guernsey has signed a Double Taxation Arrangement (DTA) with Hong Kong.
During the course of the last 18 months I have written a number of articles assessing the relative strength of the global equity capital markets.
A delegation from Jersey, led by its Chief Minister and including senior government and industry figures, is visiting the UAE this week to strengthen and broaden its relationships with the country and the wider region.
Whether you are new to family meetings or have one every year, these guidelines will help ensure your agenda runs smoothly and achieves the goals you have set.
With a little forethought and tact, challenging family issues can be resolved before they escalate into real problems.
A guide to running successful family meetings.