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Sanctions: European Union significantly toughens its stance towards Russia

Note: This is an update to our last bulletin on this subject of 13 August 2014. The new measures are relevant to Harneys' core jurisdictions: Cyprus, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Concurrent with...more

9/18/2014 - Asset Freeze EU NATO Russia SDN List Travel Ban Ukraine

Update on EU sanctions on Ukraine and Russia pertinent to Cyprus, BVI and Cayman

New EU restrictions and prohibitions - As the crisis over Ukrainian sovereignty has deepened, notably following the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the EU has sought to increase punitive measures on rebel groups...more

8/13/2014 - EU Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Update: Impact of Sanctions in Ukraine and Russia Under the Laws of Cyprus, the BVI and the Cayman Islands

In an earlier update we outlined in summary the application of the first round of EU sanctions on Ukraine, relevant to former President Viktor Yanukovich and his close allies. Here we provide an update on the fast moving pace...more

3/24/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Impact of Sanctions in Ukraine and Russia Under the Laws of Cyprus, the BVI and the Cayman Islands

This guide contains a summary of the current sanctions regime imposed on Ukraine by the European Union in March 2014. No sanctions on the Russian Federation, as relevant to Cyprus, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) or the...more

3/10/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

BVI, Cayman in discussions with UK government

The British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands are currently in dialog with the UK government on a number of issues related to the UK’s G8 economic agenda, including enhanced transparency and exchange of information for...more

5/6/2013 - BVI Business Companies EU

BVI and Cayman to enter into FATCA Model 1 agreements with United States

Both jurisdictions also pledge to sign up to “UK FATCA” - The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, commonly referred to as FATCA, became effective earlier this year, and foreign financial institutions (“FFIs”) in...more

4/12/2013 - FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements IRS

Legal impacts of the Cyprus banking crisis

20 March 2013 - Harneys is closely monitoring the evolving situation in Cyprus. Naturally we have, over the past few days, been assisting those of our clients who have accounts in Cyprus or corporate structures which involve...more

3/21/2013 - Bailout Banking Crisis Debt Restructuring EU

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