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In this edition: the rise of inter-generational trusts and estates litigation and how such disputes can be avoided; the benefits of structuring commercial property acquisitions via the Isle of Man; and the upsides of setting up family offices in Bermuda.
An insight into the British Virgin Islands’ new private beneficial ownership platform.
Listing sponsors (or 'agents' as they are known in the Cayman Islands) play an important role for those wishing to list their securities on the global stock exchanges. The sponsors (or agents) are the experts in relation to the listing and exchange matters, and provide a vital interface between the issuer and the exchange.
The UK Government has announced its decision to introduce into Parliament the Finance (No.2) Bill 2017 as soon as possible after the summer recess. This brings back into contention the changes to taxation for non-UK domiciliaries that we detailed in our bulletin previously sent out in March.
2017 will see Bermuda host America’s cup for the first time. Not only will it attract the best sailors, the fastest boats and superyachts, it will also attract some of the world’s wealthiest individuals. Where do these ultra-high-net-worth individuals (uhnwis) look to invest, and what do they need to know before making such investments?
The UK Government published a list of amendments it proposes to make to the Finance Bill on 24 April 2017 for debate in the House of Commons on 25 April 2017. The Bill passed through the House of Commons yesterday at short notice, giving rise to these amendments.
Changes to taxation for non-UK domiciliaries coming into force on 05 April 2017. Non-doms be aware of these rules: you may become deemed domiciled earlier than you had expected. Knowledge and understanding is paramount to not being unexpectedly caught out by these changes.
Wealthy families in the Middle East are increasingly demanding bespoke private wealth structures. Here, Michelle Tring, Senior Client Manager at Estera, and Tim Childe, Head of International at Quilter Cheviot, discuss the structures and investments that work best to meet their needs
In July 2016, the EU’s Market Abuse Regulations (MAR) came into effect, imposing new obligations on issuers of securities listed on regulated markets and/or using trading facilities in the EU.
Welcome to Illumina, a new thought leadership publication from Estera. Compiled by our in-house experts, as well as clients of and fellow advisors to our business, Illumina covers pertinent issues shaping the industry landscape across the world’s major international financial centres.
According to a 2016 survey commissioned by the Bermuda Business Development Authority (BDA) (available: here), ILS generated $734 million for Bermuda’s economy in 2015; whereas, in 2009, the amount generated from ILS was negligible.
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