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  • 15 February 2019 Richard Sheldon

    More changes to Jersey’s Family Friendly Laws proposed

    Following on from the changes that were introduced last September, proposed amendments have been lodged with the States Assembly to further extend Jersey’s family friendly legislation to bring it much closer and in some respects beyond the standards in the UK....

  • 14 February 2019 Fiona Chan, Prabha Sasidharan, Alison Thomson

    Fintech: Offshore regulations and trends in Asia

    Financial technology, or fintech, in the broadest sense of the word involves the use of software in the provision of banking and financial services. The transformative nature of the fintech sector is the manner in which fintech companies use financial technology to disrupt the way traditional financial companies do business....

  • 12 February 2019 Shana Simmonds and Fiona Chan

    Economic substance requirements in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands

    Each of the governments of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Cayman Islands has passed legislation that will require certain entities carrying on “relevant activities” to have “economic substance” in Bermuda, the BVI and the Cayman Islands, respectively....

  • 12 February 2019 Charlotte Yeung

    Back-to-back redemptions in Cayman master-feeder fund structures

    The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the “Court”) has recently handed down a decision on the issue of redemption process that has significance for Cayman Islands’ master-feeder structures....

  • 12 February 2019 Alison Thomson

    Quarterly technology and innovation regulatory update: February 2019

    First published as part of the Appleby Asia Alert. The Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands are three of the world’s largest offshore jurisdictions. All three have ambitions to be global technology hubs and have taken steps in recent years to become attractive destinations for technology entrepreneurs, particularly those looking to launch, host and develop digital assets using blockchain technology....

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