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11/20/2019 | HSM LAW

Employment Lawyer Joins HSM

The HSM Group has welcomed Kathryn Rowe to their growing law practice. Kathryn joins as a Senior Associate and will focus on employment related matters. With over 17 years of legal experience, Kathryn has a wide-range of skills in the Read more +

11/15/2019 | HSM LAW

Cayman’s Population Numbers Don’t Add Up

Immigration experts Nick Joseph (HSM Partner) and Alastair David (HSM Associate) explain why the population numbers don’t add up in the Cayman Islands. Much has been stated in the press of Cayman’s growing population. The Economics and Statistics Office’s Compendium Read more +

11/13/2019 | HSM LAW

Cayman Islands Stamp Duty: what it is and what you need to know

The Cayman Islands are widely known for being a tax-neutral jurisdiction. This means that there are no income, inheritance, sales, corporation, capital gains or withholding taxes in Cayman. As such, newcomers or first time buyers are often confused by the Read more +

CORPORATE SERVICES

05/04/2019 | HSM Corporate Services

HSM Produces Economic Substance Overview

Through the International Tax-Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018, the concept of an Economic Substance Test has been introduced and certain businesses must satisfy new requirements. The test applies to any “in scope” businesses and requires that any “relevant entity” carrying Read more +

08/30/2018 | HSM Corporate Services

Time Is Running Out To Make Your Cayman Fund AML Compliant

Pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) Regulations (2018 Revision) (the “Regulations”), all Cayman Islands investment funds are to designate a natural person to the roles of AML Compliance Officer (“AMLCO”), Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLRO”) and Deputy Money-Laundering reporting Officer Read more +

08/22/2018 | HSM Corporate Services

Five Things to Know: Proposed Updates to the Securities Investment Business Law

The Cayman Islands Ministry of Financial Services on 18 July 2018 released a draft Bill for discussion purposes relating to amendments to the Securities Investment Business Law (“SIBL”). The proposed Bill seeks to address: Deficiencies in the Cayman Islands regulatory Read more +

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

10/31/2019 | HSM IP LTD

The Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) Continues at an Active Pace

Since the implementation of the Cayman Islands Trade Marks Law 2016 on 1 August 2017, more than 1,000 trade mark applications have been filed under the new regime. Impressively, the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) has already approved or Read more +

10/17/2019 | HSM IP LTD

Managing IP (IP STARS) Names Sophie Peat as a Rising Star

HSM’s Senior IP Associate, Sophie Peat, has been recognised as a Rising Star for the Cayman Islands (Caribbean) in the 2019/20 edition of IP Stars – Rising Stars. This special recognition by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) recognises the top practitioners Read more +

10/03/2019 | HSM IP LTD

INTA Bulletin: Cayman Islands – New Data Protection Law Comes into Effect

Sophie Peat (HSM’s Senior Intellectual Property Associate) shares details on Cayman’s Data Protection Law with International Trademark Association (INTA). The Data Protection Law, 2017 (the Law) came into force in the Cayman Islands on September 30, 2019. The Law fills Read more +