10/12/2020 | HSM LAW

Aspects of Law Relating to Border Control Found to be Incompatible with Bill of Rights

On 8 October 2020, the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands, affirmed the earlier Judgment of Williams J in finding that Section 82 of the Immigration Law (2015 Revision) and Section 109 of the Customs and Border Control Law, Read more +

10/01/2020 | HSM LAW

HSM Celebrates Eight Years of Impressive Growth

HSM celebrates eight years in business in the Cayman Islands. Named after Huw St. J. Moses OBE. HSM was founded on 1 October 2012. HSM is comprised of these entities: HSM Chambers, offering a full-suite of legal services; HSM Corporate Read more +

09/21/2020 | HSM LAW

HSM Scholarship Fund Recipient to Graduate with Honours

HSM Scholarship Fund recipient, Tarec Francis, has successfully completed his two year Associate of Applied Science Hospitality Management Degree (AAS) at the University College of the Cayman Islands. Tarec will be graduating in November with honours and is acknowledged on Read more +


05/26/2020 | HSM Corporate Services

Fee Concessions for Small and Micro Businesses in the Cayman Islands

The Trade & Business Licensing (Amendment of Schedule) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Schedule”) has been gazetted as of 1 May 2020. Whilst earlier amendments to the Cayman Islands Trade & Business Licencing (“TBL”) regime got much coverage in the local Read more +

03/23/2020 | HSM Corporate Services

Cayman Set to Introduce New Virtual Asset Legislation

Further to the Cayman Islands Governments’ recent changes to the Anti Money Laundering (AML)/Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) regime to include virtual asset services as “relevant financial business” the jurisdiction is now set to implement a registration and licensing Read more +

02/19/2020 | HSM Corporate Services

Cayman Introduces New Private Funds Law and Mutual Funds (Amendment) Law

The Private Funds Law (“PF Law”) which provides for the registration of closed-ended funds (termed ‘private funds’) with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) came into force on 7 February 2020. Definition of Private Fund A vehicle will be a Read more +


08/20/2020 | HSM IP LTD

HSM IP Authors Cayman Trade Mark Guide on Mondaq

Sophie Peat (Partner at HSM IP) has contributed to Mondaq’s Comparative Guides for Trade Marks in the Cayman Islands. Mondaq’s comparative guides provide an overview of the key points of law by carefully selected and internationally recognised experts. This tool Read more +

06/29/2020 | HSM IP LTD

New Trinidad & Tobago Trade Marks Law Implemented 25 June 2020

The long-awaited Trade Marks Act, No. 8 of 2015, (‘the New Act’) and accompanying Trade Marks Regulations, 2020, (‘the Regulations’) came into effect in Trinidad and Tobago on 25 June 2020. The Act was originally passed in June 2015, but Read more +

05/29/2020 | HSM IP LTD

Caribbean and Latin American IP Filings on the Rise Again amid COVID-19

With many Intellectual Property (IP) media sources citing a reduction in the number of IP filings since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, HSM IP is pleased to report that in May 2020 we saw a rise Read more +