December 12, 2018

Tory MPs back Cayman Islands tax haven after £18,000 trip

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By Joe Lo From The Ferret Scot Four Tory MPs have been accused of defending the “secrecy industry” after vowing to support the Cayman Islands Government’s fight against anti-money laundering measures. Conservative MPs Andrew Rosindell, Martin Vickers, Bob Stewart and Henry Smith criticised the UK government’s plans to introduce more transparency to the islands while […]

Walkers’ promotions highlight growth of global firm

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Grand Cayman, September 2018 Leading international law firm, Walkers, is pleased to announce that 8 attorneys across its global offices have been invited to join the partnership. In addition, 18 associates have been promoted to senior counsel, or local equivalent, highlighting the continued growth of the firm over the past year. In total, there were […]

Cayman Islands: Ogier advises on €409 million sale of Generali Worldwide Insurance Company Limited

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An Ogier team from across Guernsey, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Jersey has advised Generali on its entry into an agreement to sell Generali Worldwide Insurance Company Limited and Generali Link to Life Company Consolidation Group (LCCG). Generali Worldwide has its headquarters in Guernsey and specializes in offering life insurance-based wealth management and employee benefits. […]

Cayman Islands-based Ogier Partner named in Global Private Client list

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Cayman-based Ogier partner Rachael Reynolds has been named as one of the top international private client lawyers. She is among six of Ogier’s Trust Advisory Group experts named in the Private Client Global Elite 2018, an independent directory listing 250 leading practitioners in the trusts and private client world. Rachael leads Ogier’s Cayman Dispute Resolution […]

Cayman Islands: Solomon Harris plan to go International with Bedell Cristin merger

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Grand Cayman, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 10 JULY 2018  The partners of Solomon Harris have announced that they will merge with offshore law firm Bedell Cristin.  It is hoped that the deal will complete by the end of August and Solomon Harris will rebrand as Bedell Cristin at a later date.    Founded in 1998, Solomon Harris is […]

UK Evening Standard Editor replies to Cayman Chamber

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EDITOR’S REPLY TO: Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Dear Paul BRITAIN — in particular London — has long had the reputation of being a global money-laundering capital. This is partly due to years of a no-questions-asked regime on setting up companies and buying properties here, but largely because of our links to secrecy havens like […]

Overseas territories react to UK legislation requiring public disclosure of beneficial ownership

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From Caribbean News Now PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — Following Tuesday’s decision by Britain’s House of Commons to force the Overseas Territories (OTs) to adopt public registers of beneficial ownership of companies, regional governments have responded vigorously to the development, with some calling for a different, more empowering relationship with the UK. The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering […]

The real beginning of the end for tax havens has begun

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By Richard Murphy From iNews The Essential Daily Briefing As the government agrees to calls for new measures aimed at increasing transparency in tax havens, tax justice campaigner Richard Murphy hails a momentous victory. Fifteen years ago John Christensen and I became the first full time anti-tax haven campaigners in the world. We had almost […]

Butterfield closes acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s Global Trust Solutions arm

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By Verdict Staff From Verdict private Banker International The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son has wrapped up the acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s Global Trust Solutions (GTS) arm. The deal, whose terms were not disclosed, was first announced in October last year. The deal excludes the US trust operations and covers about 1,000 trust structures […]

Cayman Islands: Collas Crill to address NAFER International Conference

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Collas Crill is continuing its support of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) by speaking at its 2018 International Conference. The event, which takes place at the Westin Hotel in Grand Cayman on 12-13 April 2018, will see Cayman partner Stephen Leontsinis and BVI senior partner Gerard St. C. Farara QC speaking at […]