Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Harney Westwood & Riegels

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Cyprus becomes “Equivalent Jurisdiction” under Cayman Money Laundering Regulations

On 21 November 2014 the Cayman Islands gazetted an amendment to the Money Laundering Regulations (Regulations) to include Cyprus in the Third Schedule to the Regulations which lists countries and territories with equivalent...more

3/12/2015 - Banking Industry Regulations Banks Cayman Islands Cyprus Foreign Banks Jurisdiction Money Laundering New Amendments Securities Regulation

Weavering: Appeal court judgment clears directors of wilful default

On 12 February 2015 the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal handed down its long-awaited judgment in Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Ltd v Peterson and Ekstrom. The case, which measured the liability of directors, sent...more

2/16/2015 - Appeals Board of Directors Breach of Duty Cayman Islands Damages Director Liability Directors Exculpatory Clauses Investment Funds Meeting Minutes Negligent Supervision Offshore Companies Weavering Wilful Default

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

Segregated Portfolio Companies

Any Cayman Islands exempted company (the most common Cayman corporate vehicle limited by shares), including those to be established as funds, may be registered as a segregated portfolio company (an SPC). Registration as an...more

1/24/2013 - Directors Fiduciary Duty Liquidation Receivership Ring-Fencing Segregated Funds Segregated Portfolio Companies

AIFMD: Level 2 Regulation adopted by the European Commission

Harneys continues to monitor developments related to the EU’s AIFMD with a focus on how it will affect our clients in the Cayman Islands and BVI. The most significant recent development is that the AIFMD Level 2 Regulation...more

1/18/2013 - AIFMD EU European Commission Investment Adviser

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