October 22, 2020

The Editor Speaks: Biggest trial ever heard in the Cayman Islands gets world wide attention. Insane.

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It was like a John Grisham novel after reading the summaries provided to the media and published here on iNews Cayman on May 31 2018 (https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/cayman-islands-hon-chief-justices-jugement-on-the-ahab-v-sicl-and-others/). It was a landmark case and followed a 10-year dispute played out in international courts between the Al Gosaibis and Maan Al Sanea over who was to blame for […]

Highland’s Ocean Rig bet: Fail in Cayman Islands? Try the Marshalls

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By TIFFANY KARY From World Oil NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — A battle of so-called bankruptcy tourists has erupted in New York court, with unclear consequences for global companies and their bondholders. On Thursday, New York bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn refused to issue a ruling on a request by Ocean Rig UDW Inc. to block a […]

Judicial Clerkships for Cayman Islands Articled Clerks

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Starting 4 July 2017, the Cayman Islands Courts will offer a new Judicial Clerkship programme for Articled Clerks with local law firms, which will count towards their legal training requirements. Announcing the programme, the Chief Justice, Hon. Anthony Smellie explained that it was developed by the Judicial Education Committee (JEC) jointly with the Caymanian Bar […]

Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales delivers lecture at Cayman Islands courts

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From Caribbean News Now GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Improving practices among commercial courts worldwide translates into strengthening international trade, commerce and development, and hence overall economic cooperation and prosperity. Achieving and maintaining that equilibrium requires not only vigilance among a wide range of judicial, legal, governmental and public interest participants, but also a “system […]

Guide to STAR Trusts in the Cayman Islands

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By Gary Smith Loeb Smith Cayman Islands February 27 2017 The Special Trusts (Alternative Regime) Law, 1997, now incorporated into Part VIII of the Trusts Law (2011 Revision) (the “Law”) provides the legal basis on which private purpose trusts can be established in the Cayman Islands, without affecting the previously existing laws governing the creation […]

Sir John Chadwick retires as President of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

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New Court of Appeal President Slated for January Swearing in With characteristic avoidance of fanfare, Sir John Chadwick said his goodbyes in late November, having completed his last sitting as President of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. Sir John formally retires from his seven-year tenure mid-January. Sir John’s successor Sir John Goldring is expected […]