June 23, 2018

OGIER: Funds specialist Justin Savage promoted to partner in Ogier’s Cayman team

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Funds specialist Justin Savage has been promoted to partner in Ogier’s Cayman Investment Funds team. Justin, who joined Ogier in 2013, advises some of the firm’s largest investment fund clients on the full life-cycle of open-ended and closed-ended investment funds and private equity structures. He has also played a leading role in the firm’s cross-jurisdiction […]

OGIER: Cayman-based finance lawyer Mark Santangeli promoted to partner

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Ogier has announced the promotion of Cayman-based finance lawyer, Mark Santangeli, to partner. Named as a leading lawyer by IFLR for successive years, one of his clients describes him as “operating like a top-notch New York lawyer”. Ogier’s global head of banking and finance, Angus Davison, said: “Mark has a formidable reputation in the Cayman […]

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 […]

Channel Islands law firms putting Caribbean rivals in the shade

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From Global Legal Post A survey by The Lawyer of top thirty offshore law firms shows Channel Island firms taking more of the top spots. For the first time since compiling data, The Lawyer’s Offshore Top 30 legal firms has more Channel Islands-headquartered firms in the top five than Caribbean firms. The change has taken […]

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 […]

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 […]

9th Commonwealth Youth Parliament inspires future young leaders from across the Commonwealth

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University students Adrian Stewart and Chauntae Martinez represented the Cayman Islands. The five days of the Commonwealth Youth Parliament provided a key development opportunity for young people from the Commonwealth with ambitions of public office and introduced these potential young Parliamentarians to the fundamentals behind the processes of Parliament. Youth delegate, Elsie Harry (St Kitts […]

Paradise Papers firm [Appleby] criticised by court after hiding money from a daughter

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By David Pegg From The Guardian UK Court orders Appleby Mauritius to pay €53m after helping actor Edoarda Crociani try to keep money from estranged daughter An offshore firm connected to the Paradise Papers has been ordered to pay almost €53m after a court ruled it had “manufactured” correspondence in a deliberate attempt to help […]

PARADISE PAPERS Millions of Canadians have pension money offshore — without knowing it

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By Zach Dubinsky, Valérie Ouellet From CBC News Country’s biggest pension funds route investments through Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Jersey and more Palm-fringed islands, balmy weather, luxury yachts moored in azure waters — offshore tax havens conjure up a wonderland for the well-heeled and their wealth. But a CBC investigation based on the Paradise Papers leak has […]

US: GOP tax bills could shield multinationals’ future overseas profits

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By Carolyn Lochhead From San Francisco Chronicle WASHINGTON — Silicon Valley multinationals such as Apple and Google that are already sheltering hundreds of billions of dollars in overseas tax havens may pay little or no U.S. tax on future overseas profits under legislation Republicans are racing to enact. It’s been largely overlooked amid controversies over […]