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New Regulations for Private Funds

Clients are advised that the Private Funds (Annual Returns) Regulations, 2021 and the Private...

Cayman Update & Further Changes Ahead

An update on trends in the Cayman funds market, changes for 2021, and updates on CRS, FATCA,...

Virtual Assets Act - CIMA Regulatory Oversight

Entities now subject to CIMA’s regulatory oversight under the Virtual Asset Service...

Stuarts in Getting The Deal Through Private Equity 2021

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries contributed to the Cayman Islands chapters of the Getting...

Stuarts Team Ranked in Chambers & Partners Global Guide

Stuarts was recently ranked in the Chambers & Partners 2021 global guide for investment funds....

Stuarts Has A New Look

Stuarts recently relaunched its website to introduce the new look and feel of the Stuarts brand....

Residency in the Cayman Islands

A breakdown of the different options for residency in the Cayman Islands. Boasting low crime...

Industry Advisory - CRS, FATCA, ES and CbCR

Industry Advisory by the Department for International Tax Cooperation regarding CRS, FATCA,...

Virtual Assets Act

The Cayman Islands Government passed the Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Act, 2020 (the...

New Accounts Law for Unregulated Cayman Islands Entities

The Cayman Islands will shortly be passing legislation to require unregulated Cayman Islands...

Cayman Islands Removed from EU Black List

The Cayman Islands has been removed from the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for...

Economic Substance Updates - Q3 2020

The Department of International Tax Cooperation in the Cayman Islands (the “ DITC ”)...

Private Funds - Continuing Obligations

Private funds registered with CIMA now have meaningful statutory continuing compliance obligations...

The Private Funds (Amendment) Act 2020

The Cayman Islands Government passed the Private Funds (Amendment) Act, 2020 (the “...

Recently Released Funds Guidance Notes

In recent months, there have been an unprecedented number of substantial amendments to the...

Stuarts Ranked in International Legal Directories

As a specialist investment funds practice, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, is pleased to have...

Stuarts Funds Article in HFM Week Cayman Report 2020

Chris Humphries, Managing Director at Stuarts Walker Hersant  Humphries published an...

Cayman Islands Corporate Considerations

We live in unprecedented times. The outbreak of COVID-19 has adversely impacted commercial ...

Stuarts Funds Team Hires Head of Compliance

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, is pleased to announce that Julian Hurlston has been hired as...

Cayman Islands General Update and New Filing Deadlines

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Stuarts has moved into a full remote working environment...

Stuarts in Getting The Deal Through Private Equity 2020

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries contributed to the Cayman Islands chapters of the Getting...

Virtual Assets - New Cayman Islands Law Proposed

The Cayman Islands are proposing a new framework to regulate the business of issuing and providing...

Stuarts Business Continuity Plan - Covid-19

The Cayman Islands Government has implemented measures to control the spread of Covid-19....

New Regulatory Regime for Exempted Funds and Private Funds

On 8 January 2020, the Government of the Cayman Islands published a draft Private Funds Bill, 2020...

Mutual Funds and Private Funds Bill 2020

On 8 January 2020, the Cayman Islands Government issued the Mutual Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2020...

Cayman Islands Legislative Amendment Updates

There have been important legislative updates to the Companies Act (2018 Revision) (“...

Cayman Islands Government Filing Deadlines

Q1 2020 government filing deadlines for Economic Substance and Securities. Economic Substance...

Corporate Disclosure Requirements

The Cayman Islands has recently brought into effect some updates to certain corporate disclosure...

Data Protection Act, 2017 In Effect

The Cayman Islands Data Protection Act, 2017 (the " DPA "), came into effect on 30...

Reporting Requirements for SIBA Registrants

The new Securities Investment Business (Amendment) Act, 2019 is now in force, amending the...

Stuarts Hires Caymanian Partner Jonathan McLean

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, a leading Cayman Islands law firm, is pleased to announce that...

The Cayman Islands Data Protection Act, 2017

  The following information relates to the enactment of The Cayman Islands Data Protection...

Economic Substance Requirements - Fund Managers

  The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Act, 2018 (the “ ES...

The Mutual Funds Act (2019 Revision)

The following information relates to the enactment of The Mutual Funds Act (2019 Revision)...

Stuarts in Chambers and Partners Fintech 2019

  Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries contributed to the Cayman Islands chapter of the Chambers...

Addition to the Funds Team - Megan Wright and Simon Orriss

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries is proud to welcome new Attorneys, Megan Wright and Simon...

Stuarts in Getting The Deal Through Private Equity 2019

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries contributed to the Cayman Islands chapters of the Getting...

How does US and UK FATCA apply to Cayman Islands entities

Overview US FATCA The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“US FATCA”) was enacted in...

Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Officers

Pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (2018 Revision) of the Cayman Islands (the...

Record Numbers of Registered Companies

The Cayman Islands have seen record numbers of companies registered in 2018 and this is reflected...

Blockchain and Crypto Funds' Update

We continue to see the adoption of blockchain technology becoming more widespread as well as more...

Extension of Deadline for Cayman Islands Investment Funds

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“ CIMA ”) issued a notice on 24 September 2018...

Responsible Investment

Globally more than US$59 billion has been allocated to responsible investment according to a...

FATCA & CRS Update Q3 2018

The Department for International Tax Cooperation has advised that the AEOI Portal is currently...

Crypto Industry Update - September 2018

The below is an update on the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. ICE + Microsoft +...

Video - Top 5 Things We Look for in a Whitepaper

Please see our discussion on the the top 5 matters we would like to see covered in your...

Top 5 Things We Look for in a Whitepaper

In the past year, we have reviewed many dozens of whitepapers for our clients and have a clear...

End of Q2 2018 ICO Statistics

As at the end of Q2 2018, the Cayman Islands ranked as the leading jurisdiction globally for ICOs...

Changes to Cayman Islands AML Regime for Investment Funds

  As discussed in our previous newsletter, The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 (the...

Beneficial Ownership Registers to be Made Public?

  The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (the “ Act ”) was brought...

Cryptocurrency at GAIM Ops

The rapid rise of cryptocurrencies and digital assets captivated the agenda at the GAIM Ops Cayman...

FATCA & CRS Update Q2 2018

The Department for International Tax Cooperation wishes has advised Industry that the statutory...

Crypto Industry Update - June 2018

The below is an update on the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Russia’s Largest...

Cayman as an ICO Jurisdiction

  The Cayman Islands continues to be a jurisdiction of choice for ICOs. We have...

New Blockchain Trend for ICOs?

The vast majority of the ICOs we have worked on relate to the sale of ERC20-standard tokens on the...

CIMA Issues Public Advisory on Virtual Currencies

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) issued a public advisory on virtual...

Cryptocurrency and FINTECH in the Cayman Islands

Please see our discussion on Cryptocurrency and FINTECH in the Cayman Islands below. If you...

Automatic Exchange of Information Update - Q1 2018

On March 15, 2018, the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority (“ TIA ”) published...

Update on the Beneficial Ownership Regime - Q1 2018

The Cayman Islands has recently passed some amendments to the laws regarding the beneficial...

AML Regulations Reminder

  As discussed in our  previous newsletter, The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2017...

Stuarts in Hedgeweek Cayman Special Report 2018

Stuarts Walker Hersant  Humphries' Managing Director Chris Humphries published an...

Stuarts in Getting The Deal Through Private Equity 2018

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries contributed to the Cayman Islands chapters of the Getting...

ICOs in the Cayman Islands

We have experienced a rapid growth in Initial Coin/Token Offerings (“ ICOs ”) over the...

Crypto Industry Update

The below is an update on the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Banks State Risk of...

Winding Up a Cayman Islands Company

Introduction A Cayman Islands company can be dissolved by the appointment of a liquidator or it...

How does US and UK FATCA apply to Cayman Islands entities

A breakdown of how US and UK FATCA apply to Cayman Islands entities. Overview US FATCA The...

Addition to the Funds Team - Katalin Radvanyi

  Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries is proud to welcome a new paralegal, ...

Stuarts Promotes New Partner

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, a leading Cayman Islands law firm, is pleased to announce that...

Moving your FINTECH Business to the Cayman Islands

Initial Coin/Token Offerings (“ICOs”) are becoming an increasingly popular means of...

Issue of CbCR Regulations & Consultation on CbCR Guidance

The DITC has advised the Industry that the Tax Information Authority (International Tax...

Innovative Lending Solution for Portfolio Companies

In circumstances where funds have little to no unfunded capital commitments but their portfolio...

Automatic Exchange of Information Update

  The Cayman Islands AEOI Portal is currently offline. The reopening of the Portal will be...

Update on the Beneficial Ownership Regime

Since 1 July 2017, relevant Cayman Islands companies and LLCs (“ Relevant Companies ”)...

Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) in the Cayman Islands

Initial Coin/Token Offerings (“ ICOs ”) are becoming an increasingly popular means of...

Cayman Not Included on EU Blacklist

Cayman Islands not included on EU Blacklist of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions in Taxation Matters ...

Cayman Islands Introduces Foundation Companies

On 19 October 2017 the Cayman Islands’ Foundation Companies Act, 2017 (the “ Law...

Cayman Beneficial Ownership Regime Update

With effect from 1 July 2017, relevant Cayman Islands companies (“ Relevant Companies...

Cayman Assessed as a Premier Global Financial Hub

The Cayman Islands was assessed as a premier global financial hub. The 22nd edition of the Global...

FATCA & CRS Update - Q3 2017

Each Cayman Islands Financial Institution should by now have (i) made a notification on the Cayman...

Growth in the Hedge Fund Sector

According to data provider Eurekahedge in its latest report, almost 75 percent of fund managers...

Cryptocurrency in the Cayman Islands

The below is an update on the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Cryptocurrency and...

Stuarts Funds Article in HFM Week Cayman Report 2017

Chris Humphries, Managing Director at Stuarts Walker Hersant  Humphries published a...

Cayman Islands Beneficial Ownership Register

  The Cayman Islands government has approved legislative changes to be implemented from 1...

Cayman Islands Introduces Data Protection Act

The Cayman Islands government has introduced the Data Protection Act, 2017, to regulate the...

The Director Registration and Licensing Act

Since the implementation of the Director Registration and Licensing Act  in 2014, 10,356...

Good Start to Q2 2017

  “The Cayman Islands continues to be home to a thriving financial services industry,...

FATCA & CRS Update - Q2 2017

The Department for International Tax Cooperation (“ DITC ”) has issued a number of...

Stuarts in Getting The Deal Through Private Equity 2017

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries contributed to the Cayman Islands chapters of the Getting...

Stuarts in Hedgeweek Cayman Special Report 2017

Stuarts Walker Hersant  Humphries' Managing Director Chris Humphries published an...

FATCA & CRS Update - Q1 2017

In an Industry Advisory dated 3 March 2017, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax...

Good Start to 2017

Hedge funds have made a good start to 2017, up 0.84 percent during the month of January. ...

Transparency - A Level Playing Field?

Whilst the Cayman Islands is rolling out its Beneficial Ownership regime, the Financial Action...

New Cayman Fund Administrator

MainstreamBPO, one of the largest independent fund administrators in Australia, has launched an...

Another New Vehicle in the Cayman Islands?

Following the eagerly awaited introduction of the Limited Liability Company last year, the Cayman...

Stuarts Investment Funds Conference 2017 - Update

Stuarts celebrated its 15 year anniversary by hosting the Stuarts Investment Funds Conference...

Funds Performance

A summary of the investment funds performance in 2015 has been published. A summary of the...

Cayman Funds Update 2016

  The Mutual Funds (EU Connected Fund (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive))...

Termination of Funds Registration LUT or LUL

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority issued a notice in September 2016 for funds that...

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority New Enforcement Powers

In a desire to remain at the forefront of relevant international regulatory standards and also to...

US & UK FATCA & CRS Update 2016

Any financial institution that has been designated as “sponsored investment entities”...

Cayman LLC in Force

The new Cayman Islands’ Limited Liability Companies Act, 2016 was implemented in mid-July,...

AIFMD Update - Q3 2016

  On 18 July 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ ESMA ”)...

US & UK FATCA Update - Q3 2016

Further to our last newsletter, the Department of International Tax Cooperation (“ DITC...

Cayman Islands on Italy's Whitelist

The Cayman Islands has recently been included on Italy’s whitelist. The inclusion in the...

Brexit - Cayman Islands

  It was announced on 23 June 2016, that the British public voted in favour of a so-called...

Cayman Finance Reports Cayman Panama Paper Links as Minor

  The publishing of the online database of entities, officers and intermediaries linked to...

CRS Update Q2 2016

The Cayman Islands Ministry for Financial Services has now published the CRS Guidance Notes. The...

US & UK FATCA Update - Q2 2016

Further to our last newsletter, the Department of International Tax Cooperation (“ DITC...

Cayman Islands Revises Secrecy Laws

The Government published The Confidential Information Disclosure Bill on 11 May 2016 which will...

Cayman Islands Compliance and Transparency

The Cayman Islands is a transparent International Financial Centre which complies with all global...

Stuarts Funds Article in HFM Week Cayman Report 2016

Chris Humphries, Managing Director at Stuarts Walker Hersant  Humphries published a...

Stuarts in Getting The Deal Through Private Equity 2016

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries contributed to the Cayman Islands chapters of the Getting...

CIMA Supervisory Issues & Information Circular

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has published the first edition of its Supervisory Issues...

AIFMD Update - Q1 2016

A decision on its inclusion of the Cayman Islands in the EU’s AIFMD (Alternative Investment...

CRS Update Q1 2016

As mentioned in previous newsletters, the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority (International...

UK FATCA Update 2016

Financial Institutions will be required to provide the first report under UK FATCA on or before ...

Hedgeweek Cayman Special Report 2016

Chris Humphries, Managing Director at Stuarts Walker Hersant  Humphries published a...

AIFMD Update

The European Securities and Markets Authority ( “ESMA” ) has confirmed that it will...

FATCA and Common Reporting Standard

The deadline for making the US FATCA notifications and submitting returns in relation to 2014 have...

Cayman Limited Liability Companies Bill

It is proposed that a new law (the “ Law ”) be enacted, to permit the formation of a...

CIMA Directorship Registration Renewal - 2016

  Under the Cayman Islands’ Director Registration and Licensing Act, 2014 (the “...

Mutual Funds Filings

CIMA has implemented a new regulatory procedure (the “ New Procedure ”) in connection...

AIFMD Passport Regime Update

The Cayman Islands is confident it will be granted the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund...

Stuarts Funds Article in HFM Week Cayman Report 2015

Chris Humphries, Managing Director at Stuarts Walker Hersant  Humphries published a...

Growth in Company Formations

New incorporations in the Cayman Islands are now reaching a pre-recession peak and with the total...

Cayman Common Reporting Standard and FATCA Update

Each Cayman Islands Financial Institution should by now have filed its first report with the...

Cayman Islands Responds To Its Inclusion On The EU Blacklist

The European Commission has included the Cayman Islands on a list it has now published of the top...

Special Economic Zone Opens Cayman Maritime Services Park

The Cayman Islands’ Special Economic Zone Cayman Enterprise City (“ CEC ”),...

FATCA - Cayman Islands AEOI Portal Update

The Cayman Islands Department of International Tax Cooperation has issued an advisory which...

Stuarts in Getting The Deal Through Private Equity 2015

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries contributed to the Cayman Islands chapters of the Getting The...

FATCA Reporting Update

The Cayman Automated Exchange of Information (AEOI) portal is now operational and allows Cayman...

Is Ignorance Bliss? The Weavering Case Law Review

We reviewed the decision of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands ( “CoA” ) in...

Richard Annette Promoted to Head of Litigation

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries is pleased to announce the promotion of Richard Annette to Head...

Chris Humphries Funds Article On Hedgeweek

Chris Humphries, Managing Director at Stuarts Walker Hersant  Humphries published a...

Update on the Cayman Exempted Limited Liability Company

Draft legislation relating to the creation of an Exempted Limited Liability Company (“ ELLC...

FATCA Guidance Notes Updated - Cayman Islands

The Cayman Tax Information Authority (“ TIA ”) has issued an updated version of the...

The Grand Court (Amendment) Act 2014

Introduced in response to the lingering uncertainty about the jurisdiction of the Courts to issue...

Attorney Quoted In The American Lawyer

A Senior Associate at Stuarts Walker Hersant  Humphries was quoted in relation to recent...

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

From 22 July 2014 Cayman Islands funds can only be marketed in the member states of the EU in...

Director Registration and Licensing Act, 2014 Update

The deadline under the Cayman Islands’ Director Registration and Licensing Act, 2014 (the...

Side Letters

Side letters usually take the form of additional agreements between certain investors and the fund...

Regulated Mutual Funds Article - HFM Week

Managing Director Chris Humphries wrote an article in HFM Week. Humphries discusses regulated...

Revised Exempted Limited Partnership Act Comes into Force

The revised law applicable to Exempted Limited Partnerships (“ ELPs ”), the Exempted...

Stuarts Advises Oro Agri on Stock Exchange Listing

Stuarts has advised Oro Agri SEZC Limited (“ Oro Agri ”) on the admission of its...

The Contracts Rights of Third Parties Law 2014

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law, 2014 The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law,...

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

(US) FATCA are regulations which require financial institutions outside the US to report...

Revised Exempted Limited Partnership Act

The revised law applicable to Exempted Limited Partnerships (“ ELPs ”), the Exempted...

New Cayman Islands Structure Proposed

A new law has been proposed in the Cayman Islands to permit the formation of a new type of...

Cayman Islands Signs Tax Information Exchange Agreements

The Cayman Islands signed Tax Information Exchange Agreements ('TIEA") with three...

Private Equity Fund Formations in the Cayman Islands

Getting The Deal Through - Private Equity 2014 - Fund Formations in the Cayman Islands ...

Private Equity Transactions in the Cayman Islands

Getting The Deal Through - Private Equity 2014 - Transactions in the Cayman Islands Andrew...

FSB confirms the Cayman Islands as a Jurisdiction

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has confirmed its designation of the Cayman Islands as a...

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill, 2014

The Cayman Islands Government has published The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill, 2014 to...

Insurance and Reinsurance Overview

Over the last decade Stuarts Litigation has established a reputation in the insurance and...

Statement of Guidance - Regulated Mutual Funds

Statement of Guidance - Regulated Mutual Funds The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority...

UK Property Tax affects Cayman Islands

How proposed changes in United Kingdom property tax law may affect Cayman Islands companies It...

Proposed Stamp Duty Increases on Real Estate

The Cayman Islands government has proposed an increase in stamp duty on the sale of Cayman Islands...

Brochures

Case Reviews

Stuarts Success - Case Review: Toby -v- Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company

Stuarts Insurance Litigation Practice secures major success in groundbreaking Cayman Judgment Toby –v- Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, FSD 152 of 2013 (IMJ), Judgment delivered on 29 August 2018 Stuarts Insurance Litigation...

Fair Value in Cayman Merger Transactions: In Re Integra Group (2015)

A review on the first time that the Financial Services Division considered the various issues that arise as a result of 'fair value' determination in the context of a merger. Introduction Integra Group was a Cayman Islands company in the...

Side Letters - Lancelot Investors Fund, Ltd. - Case Law Review

On 27 April 2015, the Court of Appeal handed down their reasons for judgment in In the Matter of Lancelot Investors Fund, Ltd. This case is of importance to any investor proposing to enter into a side letter with a fund. In the Lancelot case, a fund...

Caledonian Bank Ltd

Caledonian Bank Ltd. (the “ Bank ”) and Caledonian Securities Ltd. were placed into Controllership on 10 February 2015 by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“ CIMA ”) and Mr. Keiran Hutchison and Claire Loebell of Ernst &...

Is Ignorance Bliss? The Weavering Case Law Review

We reviewed the decision of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands ( “CoA” ) in Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Limited (In Liquidation) ( the “Respondent” ) v Stefan Peterson and Hans Ekstrom ( the “Appellants” ) on...

Cayman Islands' Court of Appeal Re-affirms Status of Segregrated Portfolio Companies

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has re-affirmed the distinction between segregated portfolio companies (“ SPCs ”) and their segregated portfolios and the insolvency implications for each. In ABC Company (SPC) v J & Co. Ltd (CICA...

Guidance Notes

Fund Registration in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands have become the leading offshore jurisdiction for the establishment of mutual funds and private funds. ,This phenomenal growth has been due in part to the use of innovative legislation and the absence of taxation and exchange controls....

Registration of Virtual Asset Service Providers 2020

The Cayman Islands Government passed the Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Act, 2020 on 25 May 2020. This was accompanied with updates to a number of other laws including the Monetary Authority (Amendment) (No.2) Act, 2020, the Securities Investment...

Registration and Continuing Obligations of Private Funds

This Guidance Note sets out the registration and continuing obligations of a private fund registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority under the Private Funds Act, 2020....

Duties of a Director Under the Law of the Cayman Islands

A summary of the duties imposed by the law of the Cayman Islands upon a director of a Cayman Islands company and a description of the standard a director is obliged to meet in the proper discharge of those duties....

Economic Substance Requirements for Fund Managers

This Guidance Note summarises the main elements of the ES Law as it relates to investment funds, fund managers and other entities registered as registered persons under the Securities Investment Business Act (2020 Revision)....

Duties and Liabilities of General Partners of Cayman Islands Exempted Limited Partnerships

An Exempted Limited Partnership registered in the Cayman Islands and the duties and liabilities of its general partner are governed by the Exempted Limited Partnership Act, 2014, The Partnership Act (2013 Revision) and the common law so far as it...

Economic Substance in the Cayman Islands

On 1 January 2019, the Cayman Islands introduced The International Tax Cooperation (Economic Substance) Act, 2018 and on 12 February 2020 The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) (Amendment) Act, 2020 came into force together with The...

Registration and Continuing Obligations of Section 4 (4) Funds

This Guidance Note sets out the registration and continuing obligations of a section 4(4) fund registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority  under the Mutual Funds Act. All section 4(4) funds must register with CIMA. Registrations must be...

Registration and Continuing Obligations of Section 4(3) Funds

This Guidance Note sets out the registration and continuing obligations of a section 4(3) mutual fund registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority under the Mutual Funds Act and its master fund, if any....

Anti-Money Laundering for Funds 2020

The principal legislation in the Cayman Islands which seeks to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism is The Proceeds of Crime Act (2020 Revision) (the “PCA”) and The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (2020 Revision) (the...

AEOI Obligations For Cayman Islands Entities

  US FATCA: Sections 1471 to 1474 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, commonly referred to as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, ( “US FATCA” ) was enacted in the United States in 2010 in order to reduce perceived...

Securities Investment Business Act

The Securities Investment Business Act, (as Revised) has been recently amended to introduce important changes to the regulatory and supervisory framework applicable to those persons currently registered as ‘excluded persons’ under the Law...

FATCA Overview 2014

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Mergers Involving Cayman Islands Company

Amendments to the Companies Act (as Revised) of the Cayman Islands has streamlined the mechanics for implementing mergers involving Cayman Islands companies. The legal effect of a merger is that the surviving company assumes all of the...

Voluntary Winding up of a Company

A guidance note on the voluntary winding up of a company which includes details on the circumstances, commencement, effect and consequences of voluntary winding up....

Newsletters

Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q1 2021

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q4 2020

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q3 2020

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q2 2020

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q1 2020

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q4 2019

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q3 2019

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q2 2019

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q1 2019

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q4 2018

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q3 2018

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q2 2018

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Cayman Crypto Bulletin - June 2018

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Cayman Funds Newsletter - Q1 2018

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Cayman Crypto Bulletin - March 2018

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Cayman Crypto Bulletin - March 2018

        Welcome to our first Stuarts Crypto Bulletin. In this edition, you will read about topics including: Initial Coin Offerings in the Cayman Islands Crypto Industry Update Moving your FINTECH Business...

Cayman Funds Newsletter - December 2017

        Welcome to the Q4 2017 Stuarts quarterly funds newsletter. In this edition, you will read about topics including: Cayman Not Included on EU Blacklist Automatic Exchange of Information Issue of CbCR...

Cayman Funds Newsletter - September 2017

        Welcome to the Stuarts quarterly funds newsletter. In this edition, you will read about topics including: The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties), Bill 2014, The Financial Stability Board’s...

Cayman Funds Newsletter - June 2017

        Welcome to the Q2 2017 Stuarts quarterly funds newsletter. In this edition, you will read about topics including: FATCA and CRS Update Good Start to 2017 The Director Registration and Licensing Act...

Cayman Insurance Litigation Review - June 2017

Read the latest stories from our June edition...

Cayman Funds Newsletter - March 2017

        Welcome to the Q1 2017 Stuarts quarterly funds newsletter. In this edition, you will read about topics including: FATCA and CRS Update Good Start to 2017 Transparency – A Level Playing Field?...

Podcasts

Duties of a Director under the Law of the Cayman Islands

The following is a podcast on Duties of a Director under the Law of the Cayman Islands.

Setting Up A Cayman Islands Company

The following is a podcast on Setting Up A Cayman Islands Company.

Press Releases

New Attorney Adam Russell-Knee Called to the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, a leading Cayman Islands law firm, is pleased to announce the admission of Adam Russell-Knee on his admission to the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. (L to R) Hon. Margaret Ramsay-Hale (Judge), Adam...

Stuarts Funds Article in Chambers Global 2021 Practice Overview

Chris Humphries recently wrote a Cayman funds overview in the Chambers and Partners Global 2021 Practice guide. The article talks about the recent changes made in The Mutual Funds Act (2021 Revision) and The Private Funds Act (2021 Revision). The...

Stuarts Team Ranked in Chambers & Partners Global Guide

Stuarts was recently ranked in the Chambers & Partners 2021 global guide for investment funds. The investment funds team is “a pleasure to work with" and are considered “dependable, available and prompt in their responses.” ...

Stuarts Has A New Look

Stuarts recently relaunched its website to introduce the new look and feel of the Stuarts brand. We are a specialised investment funds firm and a leading provider of legal services to investment funds and managers with a Cayman focus and international...

Stuarts Supports CCMI Coral Reef Restoration Efforts

Stuarts continues to support and sponsor the Central Caribbean Marine Institute ("CCMI") in their coral reef restoration efforts. Photo by: Central Caribbean Marine Institute This year, Stuarts' sponsorship is supporting...

Stuarts Funds Team Hires Head of Compliance

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, is pleased to announce that Julian Hurlston has been hired as Head of Compliance, effective March 2020. Julian is a recognised Compliance professional in the Finance Industry, with almost 20 years’ experience....

New Attorney Shuvra Deb Called to the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, a leading Cayman Islands law firm, is pleased to announce the admission of Shuvra Deb  to the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands as an Attorney on 28 October 2019 by the Hon. Justice McMillan. Chris Humphries, Managing...

Stuarts Sponsors CCMI Festival of Seas

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries was a proud sponsor of the 2015 Central Caribbean Marine Institute ("CCMI") Festival of Seas Gala.  CCMI organises a fundraising event in Grand Cayman every year to help fund...

Stuarts Supports CCMI

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries is a proud supporter of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI). Each year Stuarts supports and provides in kind legal services to CCMI, which aids in research, education and a hopeful future for the coral reefs. CCMI...

Stuarts Supports CCMI Festival of Seas

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries was a proud sponsor of the Festival of Seas: Blue Gala held by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI). Each year the CCMI hosts an annual fundraising event in Grand Cayman to help achieve their mission of...

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries Sponsors Veterans Benefit Dinner

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries is proud to be a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Veterans Benefit for the Cayman Islands Veterans Association. (L to R) Master Sergeant Andrew McLaughlin, US Marine Corps (Retired), Chris Humphries (Managing Director,...

Central Caribbean Marine Institute

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries   is a major annual contributor to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) with both Chris Humphries and Andrew Hersant members of their Board of Trustees. Founded in 1998, the CCMI is guided by its mission to...

Harmony Learning Centre

Stuarts sponsored the 2nd Annual Harmony Walkathon on the 13 April 2013. Harmony Learning Centre, a non-profit organisation for Learning Disabled Adults living in Cayman Brac. Director, Angela Fawkes, thanked Stuarts for their support and quoted: "We...

Stuarts Renews Central Caribbean Marine Institue Funding

Stuarts Walker Hersant has recently approved a significant multi-year funding commitment to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) for the next three years in support of their initiative to improve the conservation of coral reefs in the Cayman...

Stuarts supports the Cayman Bullying Project

October is Bullying Awareness Month Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries' staff recently made a donation and wore orange on October 10th in support of the Cayman Bullying Project's initiative to prevent bullying. The Cayman Bullying Project (CBP)...

Stuarts Staff Pledge to be Peace Makers

International Peace Day 2012 Friday, 21 September, 2012 is International Peace Day and Stuarts staff have taken the Peace Pledge in advance of the upcoming Peace Day celebration to be held at Dart park. Here are some pictures of the staff signing the pledge...