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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

BVI Corporate & Commercial - SPAC-tacular Deals Ahead! The top 3 advantages of an offshore SPAC in a global buyers market

An overview of factors that combine to create a global buyer’s market with a BVI vehicle as a spectacular option for a SPAC.

Cyprus - Implementation of MiFID II in Cyprus: Enhanced investor protection

This is the second in a series of articles on the implementation of Directive 2014/65/EU, (MiFID II), in Cyprus. Below we explore changes to the local industry that mandates greater investor protection. The Investment Services and Investment Activities...

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

03 November 2017 - Cyprus-Iran Double Tax Treaty to take effect 1 January 2018

A Double Tax Treaty between Cyprus and Iran will come into effect on 1 January 2018. Cyprus and Iran (the Contracting States) signed the Double Tax Treaty (the Treaty) on 4 August 2015. Like most Double Tax Treaties, the Treaty complies with the...

02 November 2017 - Does your Bermuda, BVI or Cayman Company need to complete a W8 form? We can help

Some of our clients have recently been informed by their US bank (or withholding agent) that a new IRS W8 requires them to provide a Tax Identification Number (TIN) for their Bermuda, BVI or Cayman Company. However, in many cases a TIN is actually not...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Bermuda Litigation & Insolvency - Bermuda Insolvency Law in 60 Seconds

Harneys' essential, quick guide to Bermuda insolvency law.

Cayman Investment Funds - The Cayman Islands beneficial ownership regime

This Guide explains which companies are in scope of the Legislation and which are exempt, who is classed as a beneficial owner and a relevant legal entity, and the obligations for in scope companies and those who hold interests in them.

Webinars & Videos

In depth online seminars and short informative videos

Cayman Islands - Webinar: maximising the benefits of offshore companies in your transactions

Harneys is pleased to present a webinar about the use and benefits of offshore companies in financing transactions. Topics include: Reasons to use an offshore company in financing transactions Key differences between popular offshore...

Cayman Islands - Dissenting Shareholder Claims in Cayman

Mergers are a favored method of takeover or restructuring in the Cayman Islands, and the jurisdiction's clear and flexible merger framework is increasingly being used to effectively implement high profile takeovers and group restructurings. In this...