Marco Martins

Marco Martins

Harney Westwood & Riegels

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Directors’ Duties and Obligations Under Cayman Islands Law

There is no statutory codification in the Cayman Islands of the general duties, obligations and liabilities owed by directors to Cayman companies and the general duties are based on a combination of English common law,...more

7/24/2015 - Board of Directors Cayman Islands Delegation Doctrine Directors Due Diligence Duties & Responsibilities Fiduciary Duty Fraud Abuse and Waste Good Faith Indemnification Shareholders Subject Matter Experts

Update to Banking Regulations Further Enhances Cayman’s Appeal

The Cayman Islands have for decades been one of the world’s leading banking and financial centres, currently ranking as the fifth largest banking centre worldwide, with over 200 banks, including 40 of the world’s 50 largest...more

9/18/2014 - Banking Reform Banks Basel Committee

The Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Eight Edition: Chapter 13: Cayman Islands

OVERVIEW OF M&A ACTIVITY - The Cayman Islands experienced a significant increase in new company registrations in 2013 compared to 2012; 9,433 new companies were incorporated compared with 8,971 a year earlier. As of 31...more

9/17/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Asia Australia Cross-Border Transactions EU Offshore Companies Private Equity

Cayman Islands Director Registration and Licensing Law

The Cayman Islands Director Registration and Licensing Law (2014) (the Law) was recently gazetted along with the related regulations which set out in more detail the registration requirements and fees. The Law came into...more

6/11/2014 - Directors Investment Funds Licensing Rules Private Funds Registration

Cayman Islands retain Moody's Triple A rating

The Cayman Islands Ministry of Public Finance has reported that the jurisdiction has retained its very high “Aa3” rating from Moody’s, one of the world’s foremost financial rating agencies. Cayman has held this status...more

1/21/2014 - Moody's Offshore Banks Rating Agencies

Update on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

Harneys’ reaction to the Press Release from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) dated 30 May 2013 - Introduction - It has been announced today that ESMA has approved co-operation arrangements...more

5/31/2013 - AIFM AIFMD ESMA EU

Cayman Islands commended by the OECD in latest peer review report

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) recently published a report in which the Cayman Islands was commended for the “streamlined, efficient and responsive procedures it has is in place to...more

4/23/2013 - Alternative Investment Funds Intergovernmental Agreements OECD Peer Review

Staying Ahead Of The Game - Marco Martins And Patrick Colegrave, Of Harney Westwood & Riegels, Explain How Cayman Is Adapting To...

2013 is lining up to be a pivotal and successful year for both the Cayman Islands and the global hedge fund industry. Many of the developments which started in the last decade, ranging from worldwide regulatory and financial...more

4/16/2013 - Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive Alternative Investment Funds Corporate Governance FATCA Hedge Funds Investment Funds Jurisdiction

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