July 16, 2018

Maples and Calder Welcomes Newly Qualified Caymanian Lawyer to Finance Team

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Maples and Calder is pleased to announce that Alicia Thompson has completed her articles of clerkship with the firm and was admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands by Hon. Justice Williams on 8 June 2018, before an audience of family, friends and colleagues. Ms Thompson attended the Truman Bodden Law School where she […]

Cayman Islands: Maples and Calder wins award at 2018 Global Restructuring Review Awards

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Maples and Calder has once again been recognised for its cross border restructuring expertise on the successful restructuring of Ocean Rig UDW and three of its subsidiaries comprising US$3.7 billion of financial indebtedness. Following the firm’s recent success at the 10th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards in May 2018, where Maples and Calder won “Restructuring […]

Trinidad & Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honors

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T & T Wins Top Team, Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef Categories; Bahamas Takes Chef and Junior Chef of the Year Awards at Taste of the Caribbean 2018 MIAMI, FL (June 27, 2018) – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year. The team won top honors in the […]

Maples and Calder advises first aviation company to enter Cayman Islands’ Maritime & Aviation City

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Maples and Calder’s Cayman Islands-based Asset Finance team recently advised CHC Helicopter with respect to its application to be licensed to operate in Cayman Enterprise City’s (“CEC”) Maritime & Aviation City. The team, led by Partner Wanda Ebanks and Associate Barnabas Finnigan, advised on the Cayman Islands aspects of CHC’s migration from British Colombia to […]

CCRIF welcomes two new members: British Virgin Islands and Montserrat

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 — The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) is pleased to announce that the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat have joined the facility and purchased coverage for the 2018/19 policy year beginning June 1st. Both countries obtained tropical cyclone and excess rainfall policies and the Government of the Virgin Islands […]

Miami Open Partnership provides opportunities for BVI’s aspiring athletes

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By Chandi Trott Research Consultant BVI Tourist Board Four Scholarships Available for BVI Youth to Attend Elite Miami Sports Camp Friday, June 8, 2018 — Tortola, British Virgin Islands, June 7, 2018 – The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) in partnership with the prestigious U.S. based sports institution IMG Academy, is accepting applications for […]

Cayman Islands: Maples and Calder wins two awards at the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

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1Maples and Calder has been recognised for their recent Cayman Islands and Irish legal advice to Ocean Rig UDW and three of its subsidiaries on the successful restructuring of US$3.7 billion of financial indebtedness. The complex and cutting edge restructuring, which is the largest ever Cayman Islands cross border debt restructuring, secured the firm “Restructuring […]

UK: Government crackdown on ‘frightening’ tax havens welcomed by North East MP

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By Jonathan Walker From Chronicle Live County Durham MP Helen Goodman backs new law making it easier to discover who owns businesses A Government climbdown on tax havens and money laundering has been welcomed by a Labour MP. Helen Goodman, Labour MP for Bishop Auckland, said: “The level of corruption is frightening, so to win […]

BVI: Statement by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the hon. Orlando Smith on UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

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Media Release from the Government of British Virgin Islands Friday, May 11, 2018 — Statement by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the hon. Orlando Smith on UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen: It is now just over a week since the UK Parliament accepted an amendment to impose public […]

Cruise Group lauds U.S. Virgin Islands partnership

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From South Florida Caribbean News MIAMI – Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), says the partnership with the Ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands is “at an all-time high”. Her comments came after this month’s FCCA Operations Committee meeting, which allowed the USVI delegation to exchange hurricane preparedness best practices and lessons […]