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Enhanced Information for Cayman Entities

October 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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The Cayman Islands Government has passed a number of amendment laws to strengthen Cayman's anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regime. The laws, published on 8 August 2019, are intended to help address certain recommended actions in Cayman's legislative framework identified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its evaluation report published in March 2019.

New Cayman Data Protection Law – A guide for Cayman funds

October 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law, 2017 (DP Law) is currently scheduled to come into effect on 30 September 2019.  Once commenced, it will enact a framework of rights and duties to regulate the processing of individuals' personal data broadly based on the same internationally recognised privacy principles that form the basis for other data protection laws globally.  The DP Law will regulate the processing of all personal data in the Cayman Islands and will affect any entity established in the Cayman Islands, including investment funds, that processes personal data regardless of whether such processing takes place within the Cayman Islands and regardless of whether the personal data relates to Cayman individuals.  For our full briefing see Cayman Islands Data Protection Law: An Ogier Client Guide.

Exempt bodies: Substance regulations may still apply

October 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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The Income Tax (Substance Requirements)(Implementation) Regulations, 2018 as amended (the Substance Regulations) came into force on 1 January 2019 and have recently been further updated by The Income Tax (Substance Requirements)(Implementation)(Amendment) Regulations, 2019 (the Amendment Regulations), with effect from 1 August 2019.  The Amendment Regulations have extended the scope of the Substance Regulations to include all tax exempt bodies that have been granted an exemption under paragraphs (3) and (5) of Schedule 1 of the Income Tax (Exempt Bodies) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1989 (as amended) (the Exempt Bodies Ordinance).  In addition, the Amendment Regulations clarify the scope of the Substance Regulations in relation to IP Assets and High Risk IP Companies – the balance of this note focuses on the change in status of tax exempt bodies. 

Cayman Islands wills law heralds a more flexible approach

October 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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The rules recognising the legal formality of wills in the Cayman Islands are prescriptive, requiring the will to be executed in writing, signed at the foot of the document by the testator and witnessed by two witnesses who formally attest the will in writing in the presence of the testator.

Luxembourg Government submits bill to Parliament implementing the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive 2

October 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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On 8 August 2019, the Luxembourg Government submitted a draft law to the Parliament (the Draft Law) to implement the Council Directive (EU) 2017/952 of 29 May 2017 (ATAD 2 or the Directive) into Luxembourg domestic law.

Ogier fund finance team now offers Luxembourg legal advice from US time zone with return of Catharin

October 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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Ogier's fund finance team now offers Luxembourg legal advice from a US time zone with the return of fund finance specialist Catharina von Finckenhagen to the Cayman Islands as a dual-qualified Luxembourg advocate and Cayman attorney.

Enhanced Information for Cayman Entities

October 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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The Cayman Islands Government has passed a number of amendment laws to strengthen Cayman's anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regime. The laws, published on 8 August 2019, are intended to help address certain recommended actions in Cayman's legislative framework identified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its evaluation report published in March 2019.

Register of beneficial owners deadline approaching – are you ready?

October 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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As of 1 March 2019, the Luxembourg law of 13 January 2019 (the Law) creating a register of beneficial owners (Registre des bénéficiaires effectifs or "RBE") is in force.

Jersey substance proposals – the Banking and Finance perspective

October 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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EU finance ministers have formally approved Jersey's economic substance legislation by removing the jurisdiction from the "grey list" on 12 March 2019 and the Privy Council granted formal approval to the Taxation (Companies - Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) on 13 March 2019. The Law takes effect from 1 January 2019.

Ogier advises on $889 million acquisition of AIM traded payment services company by way of scheme of

August 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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Ogier has advised Canadian payments technology company Nuvei Corporation on the US$889 million acquisition of AIM traded SafeCharge International Group Limited by means of a Court-sanctioned Guernsey scheme of arrangement.