November 22, 2019

Emiliano Sala’s doomed plane was so riddled with faults that engineer refused to repair it saying it ‘was not fit to be flown’ as investigators reveal Cardiff City star and pilot were poisoned by carbon monoxide

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By Tracey Kandohla and Martin Robinson From Mail Online UK EXCLUSIVE: Airfield owner Humphrey Penney revealed craft had ‘a lot of problems’ and regular pilot David Henderson ‘unhappy with the maintenance’ Mr Penney asked to give a second opinion on the Piper PA-46 Malibu last year He following today’s report published by UK Air Accidents […]

New economic substance regimes in the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey receive OECD support

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From Mourant 31 July 2019 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has concluded a review of recent economic substance changes to the tax regimes and legislation in each of our jurisdictions of the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey and has confirmed that the domestic legal frameworks in each jurisdiction are in line with […]

Crown Dependencies to improve beneficial ownership transparency

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From International Investment Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man have announced they will voluntarily adopt public registers of the true owners of offshore companies incorporated in their jurisdictions. The beneficial ownership registers, which show the ultimate owner of a company, are currently only accessible by local authorities in the UK’s Crown Dependencies. Jersey, Guernsey and the […]

UK: Ministers face furious backlash after blocking attempts to impose financial transparency rules on Channel Islands

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By Jack Doyle From Daily Mail UK Government pulls Crown Dependencies finance transparency bill at last minute Would have forced business owners with more than 25 per cent stake in Channel Islands company to declare publicly ‘in bid to tackle corruption’   MPs led by former Tory minister Andrew Mitchell and Dame Margaret Hodge Ministers faced a […]

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 […]