December 9, 2019

Destination of the week

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Inside a secretive luxury estate hidden in the Spanish mountains, where homes can cost $30 million and include helipads, horse paddocks, and Michelin-star chefs By Ruqayyah Moynihan and Christina Esteban From Business Insider La Zagaleta, located in Benahavis in the South of Spain, is one of the most exclusive, luxurious, and secretive estates in Europe. […]

Gibraltar books itself a place in table tennis Quarter finals [Cayman lose]

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By Stephen Ignacio from Gibraltar Chronicle It was always going to be a tough start for Gibraltar in Table Tennis as that faces Gotland A 7-0 defeat would have dented any teams morale playing competitively for the first time in many years but Gibraltar bounced back. Two victories one against Shetlands by 5-2 and another […]

UK’s May faces more criticism for post-Brexit ties text

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BY GREGORY KATZ AND LORNE COOK AP From The Sacramento Bee LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May faced wide-ranging criticism from skeptical lawmakers Thursday as she sought to portray a draft agreement on a post-Brexit relationship with the European Union as a “good deal for our country.” Addressing the House of Commons after the publication […]

BOTs express shock and anger over new ownership transparency regs

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By: Helen Burggraf From International Investment A number of Britain’s 14 Overseas Territories have responded with a mixture of shock and anger to yesterday’s news that the UK is to require them to adopt public beneficial ownership registers by 2020 – and in some cases, disbelief as well that the three Crown Dependencies have been […]

UK government accused of ‘pathetic’ lack of help for Anguillans hit by Irma

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By Kevin Rawlinson and Patrick Greenfield From The Guardian Former Anguillan official Dorothea Hodge said it was disgraceful that Priti Patel had not responded more quickly to hurricane The former UK representative to Anguilla has criticised the government’s response to Hurricane Irma in British overseas territories battered by the storm, condemning the reaction as “pathetic” […]

Bitcoin start-ups are finding secret protection in these offshore tax havens

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By Tanzeel Akhtar From The Street Cryptocurrency companies are setting up shop in places like Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man. There are a number of Bitcoin and tech companies popping up in places like Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man due to the attractive tax benefits and loose […]

Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention extended to the Cayman Islands – Implications for owners and masters

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Last Updated: 23 February 2017 Article by John Wolf, Damien Magee, Jennifer Reilly and Peter De Vere From Campbells On 7 February 2017 the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (the “Nairobi Convention”) was given legal effect in the Cayman Islands through the Merchant Shipping (Wreck Removal Convention) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”). […]

Cayman Islands: UK-OVERSEAS TERRITORIES JOINT MINISTERIAL COUNCIL

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The Minister for the Overseas Territories, Baroness Anelay, and elected leaders and representatives of the Overseas Territories1 met as the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC)2at Lancaster House in London on 1 and 2 November. We welcomed the attendance at the JMC of Ministers from the Departments for International Development; Exiting the European Union; UK-OVERSEAS TERRITORIES JOINT […]

Dispute Resolution Attorney joins Cayman Islands HSM Group

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Dispute Resolution Attorney Joins HSM Group The HSM Group has added a new dispute resolution attorney, Mr. Kerrie Cox, to its expanding practice. Mr. Cox, a highly regarded attorney in the jurisdiction is bringing his experience to the commercial sector at HSM Chambers. Kerrie (a qualified mediator) practiced as a Barrister in the UK for […]

Gibraltar, Cayman sign MoU on alternative investment funds

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By Kirsten Hastings From International Adviser The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has signed an agreement with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (Cima) on the oversight of alternative investment fund managers. The memorandum of understand (MoU) covers the consultation, cooperation, and exchange of information of firms under the alternative investment fund managers directive (AIFMD). The […]