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As the UK faces the uncertainties and the very real challenges that life outside the European Union will bring, the UK’s overseas territories (OTs) are looking for ways to deepen regional and global trade.... read more
Leaders from Britain’s overseas territories met in the Cayman Islands last week and pledged to work together to defend their right to self-government in the wake of perceived “constitutional overreach” from the United Kingdom.... read more
The company connected to the Paradise Papers leak has been put up for sale by its private equity owners for up to £700million.... read more
The UAE has introduced country-by-country (CbC) reporting for companies in order to strengthen its international regulations in line with OECD countries, which will also change the compliance landscape in the country.... read more
The FATF (Financial Action Task Force) has released new guidance to help practitioners assess TF (terrorist financing) risk.... read more
In the lead up to the Group of 20 (G20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released data that show that automatic exchange of information on financial accounts is i... read more
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Trusts and Latin America: A Walk Down Memory Lane.
The trust is a highly flexible and adaptable instrument, as it can perform in a variety of venues and fulfil many needs. The needs of family groups in Latin America, especially in the absence of reliable institutional and economic sanctuary, make the
TCSPs: The New Gatekeepers of the Financial System
Recent developments in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation are an indicator of the trend. In the last 12 months, there has been a flurry of new initiatives for practitioners and advisors to keep abreast of. In June 2018, the EU passed the Fifth A
OECD Addresses Tax Transparency Risks Linked to Citizenship and Residence by Inv
In September 2018, almost 90 jurisdictions automatically exchanged information pursuant to the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard (CRS), allowing tax authorities to gain insights in the financial accounts held by their taxpayers abroad.
Trade Wars Slow Economic Growth, Harm Welfare, and Push Assets Abroad
Protectionist policies will likely end up pushing even more capital away from domestic coffers and towards offshore financial centres, resulting in even more sluggish U.S. economic growth.
The Future of State Sovereignty and Taxation in The European Union.
Giving up independent taxation would wrench a crucial element of economic sovereignty out of the hand of national governments. The question cannot be considered in isolation; it is part of the entirety of the EU’s economic and political environment
The UWO – How Far Can It Go?
There can be no doubt that financial crimes are committed and there is no question that the rule of law must be brought to bear with full force. But should combating crime mean having to create a hostile environment for wealth?
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As the Blockchain Revolution Moves Offshore, What are the Challenges?
  As the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the BVI and other offshore jurisdictions position themselves as FinTech hubs, there are certain regulatory risks and challenges that each jurisdiction must overcome in this new blockchain era. (01/12/2018)
Q&A with David Lidington, Minister of the Cabinet Office
  The UK’s secure relationship with the British Overseas Territories has been thrown into question following the UK parliament's decision to implement public registers of beneficial ownership. (01/12/2018)
In the Chair …Anthony Travers, Travers Thorp Alberga
  The IFC Economic Report invites Anthony Travers to discuss Westminster’s public register demands and asks if existing tensions could result in a push by some of the Overseas Territories to break away from Britain. (01/09/2018)
Offshore: The Leaders, the Trends and the Opportunities
  Dan Wise looks at why certain IFCs prosper. He discusses regulation and investment opportunities, and opines on the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. (01/09/2018)
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Offshore: The Leaders, the Trends and the Opportunities
  Dan Wise looks at why certain IFCs prosper. He discusses regulation and investment opportunities, and opines on the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. (01/09/2018)
Why the Bahamas Remains the Clear Choice
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Bahamian Tax Policy: Strategic Considerations
  Industry participants recognise that carefully planned, sweeping changes to the tax system may impact The Bahamas’ competitiveness vis-à-vis other international financial centres, and the long-term success of the financial services sector will depend (29/06/2018)
The Bahamas: Clearly Focused
  "We have to be in a state of continuous improvement to ensure that we remain aligned with international standards. The work does not stop,” explains Tanya C. McCartney. (01/06/2018)