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Overseas territories to fight UK’s public register demands

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 07 Jun 2018

Two of Britain’s overseas territories are preparing to launch legal challenges to the UK government’s plans to impose a public register detailing beneficial ownership of companies listed…

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Bahamas financial services minister speaks out

By: Gary Robinson | 06 Jun 2018

In this exclusive video report Minister Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, The Bahamas, speaks about the changing face of international financial services in the region  In…

Ogier names three new partners in Caymans and Luxembourg

By: Gary Robinson | 06 Jun 2018

Cross-border investment and law specialist Ogier has added three new partners to Caymans and Luxembourg operations. Funds specialist Justin Savage has been promoted to partner in Ogier’s Cayman Investment…

Withers appointed by BVI Government to advise on public register challenge

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 04 Jun 2018

International law firm Withers has been engaged by the government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to advise on a legal challenge to any attempt by the…

VIDEO: Special report on The Bahamas financial services industry

By: Gary Robinson | 01 Jun 2018

In this special video report – in conjunction with the Bahamas Financial Services Board – International Investment visited this sun-kissed jurisdiction and met with The Bahamas Financial Services Minister…

Bahamas ownership registry ‘not set in stone’

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 24 May 2018

The attorney-general of the Bahamas has confirmed that legislation to create a central Beneficial Ownership Registry is “not set in stone”, and that central government is seeking…

Hansard to launch new Bahamas-based company

By: Gary Robinson | 17 May 2018

Hansard Global plc, the London Stock Exchange listed parent company of the Hansard Group, has announced that it is establishing a new insurance company in The Bahamas.…

Comment: What makes the Bahamas one of the most progressive financial centres

By: Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC | 10 May 2018

Allyson Maynard-Gibson argues that the Bahamas is a financial centre with a difference, and assesses some of the policies and innovations that make the jurisdiction stand out.…

Appleby agrees to drop Paradise Papers litigation against BBC and Guardian

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 08 May 2018

Appleby, the offshore law firm at the centre of last November’s media storm surrounding the so-called Paradise Papers, has dropped its legal action against the BBC and…

Bahamas gov’t has ‘no intention’ of making ownership registry public

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 04 May 2018

The government of the Bahamas said yesterday it has “no intention” of making its beneficial ownership registries public, responding Britain’s move to introduce new legislation that will…

MPs seeking to force Crown Dependencies into public ownership registries

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 03 May 2018

Just days after Britain’s House of Commons voted through its controversial amendment to the anti-money laundering bill, which will force the country’s overseas territories (BOTs) to disclose…

Cayman CEO defends transparency standards in wake of UK’s ‘unfair’ BOTs vote

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 03 May 2018

Britain’s decision this week to force its overseas territories to make company ownership public has drawn angry responses from jurisdictions around the world, with the CEO of…

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