The Cayman Islands recorded more M&A transactions than any other offshore jurisdiction in the first half of 2018, while also seeing the total value of its deals increase by nearly 50 percent over the second half of 2017, according to a report by law firm Appleby.
Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has appointed Bernadette Carey to head up its trusts and private wealth practice across the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands – reflecting the ongoing growth of the firm's Caribbean offices.
A cross-jurisdictional team of lawyers from Carey Olsen have contributed to Global Legal Insight's first edition of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation.
The issue of how redemptions by a feeder fund from a master fund are treated in a liquidation scenario has prompted a great deal of discussion in the Cayman Islands, after a notable ruling from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the world's biggest offshore fund centre, write Ronan Guilfoyle and Casey McDonald from fund governance firm Calderwood.
Law firm Walkers has hire Oliver Bell and Paul Nystrom, who have joined Walkers’ Cayman Islands office and Taylors in Bermuda.
Moore Stephens has promoted Candice Czeremuszkin to partner.
Ogier has promoted funds and corporate specialists Sophia Leavett and Praajakta Pargaonkar to senior associate in its Cayman team.
Professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has expanded its global footprint by opening a new office in the Cayman Islands and appointing three senior staff there.
GRADA Tokenized Fund Administration (GTFA), a subsidiary of Global Risk and Data Authority, has selected the Titan Platform, delivered by Advanced Alternative Investment Systems, to service managers working on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Paradigm Governance Partners, which offers independent director services, distressed fund and value recovery services, family office outsourced financial reporting services and AML compliance services, has hired an experienced funds specialist from MUFG Investor Services.