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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Cyprus - Legal Entity Identifiers: The Cyprus perspective

With the implementation from 3 January 2018 of EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments (MiFID II) and accompanying Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 (MiFIR), additional requirements have been introduced on certain entities regulated under...

Commercial Dispute Resolution: Forum shopping, Chapter 11 protection and just and equitable winding up, with an in-depth look at the Pacific Andes saga

Peter Ferrer reviews forum shopping, Chapter 11 protection and just and equitable winding up, with an in-depth look at the Pacific Andes saga in this article originally published in the Winter 2017 edition of Commercial Dispute Resolution.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

22 December 2017 - Cayman Islands Beneficial Ownership Regime: some out of scope companies now in scope

The Cayman Islands have recently amended the beneficial ownership register regime for Cayman Islands companies and LLCs1, refining the regime that was introduced in July 2017 (as detailed in our earlier alert). These changes mean that some previously out...

20 December 2017 - The British Virgin Islands pass a new Limited Partnership Act

Harneys is pleased to welcome passage of the BVI’s innovative new Limited Partnership Act, which will come into force in early 2018. Philip Graham, Head of Funds and Corporate for Harneys BVI, stated: “Harneys is eagerly anticipating the...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Comparison of Cayman Islands limited liability companies and Delaware limited liability companies

This Guide summarises the Cayman LLC Law and sets out the key similarities and differences between the Cayman LLC and limited liability companies formed in the State of Delaware (Delaware LLC) under the Delaware LLC Law.

Cayman Islands - Cayman Islands Foundation Companies

This Guide sets out the key features of foundation companies and how they are formed and operated.

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...