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Of ghosts and scoundrels

By: Derek Sambrook, Managing Director, Trust Services S.A., Panama | 06 Jun 2017

Derek Sambrook looks back on a changing American foreign policy and its effects on the Caribbean region, and wonders what might come next, particularly for Panama.

Taxing times

By: Fabiano Deffenti | 06 Jun 2017

Fabiano Deffenti outlines the significance of Brazil’s Repatriation Law and other important new legislation.

A rich legacy

By: Tanya McCartney, CEO, Executive Director Of The Bahamas Financial Services Board | 05 Jun 2017

Tanya McCartney discusses how The Bahamas legal framework differentiates its trusts and foundations from those in otherwise comparable jurisdictions.

Reputation, reputation

By: Robert Briant, Partner, Conyers Dill And Pearman, Head Of Conyers’ BVI Office | 05 Jun 2017

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has long demonstrated a desire to comply with international standards of transparency. Robert Briant explores the various tools used by the BVI for this purpose.

Unconventional wisdom

By: Derek Sambrook, Managing Director, Trust Services S.A., Panama | 05 Jun 2017

Further European unity may not be in vogue but, as Derek Sambrook argues, the time could be ripe for a more united South America. Closer cooperation could mitigate some of the region’s more persistent problems.

Good foundations

By: Andrew Miller, Partner Walkers Global | 05 Jun 2017

Andrew Miller provides a comprehensive round-up of the need-to-know changes to legislature in the Caymans.

A safer haven

By: Allyson Gibson QC | 05 Jun 2017

In the first of a series of occasional articles for Offshore Investment, Allyson Gibson gives a bird’s eye view of recent developments affecting The Bahamas as a key destination for investment.

Going to work

By: Fabiano Deffenti, Attorney-at-law, Deffenti E Queiroz Advogados, Brazil, Australia | 05 Jun 2017

In spite of the continuing unpopularity of a government mired in corruption scandals, Brazil’s latest changes to its labour legislation is likely to pass Congress. Fabiano Deffenti explains why and outlines the proposed changes.

Cayman Islands and UK gov’ts streamline beneficial ownership dealings

By: Gary Robinson | 13 Apr 2017

The Cayman Islands government’s plans to “enhance its existing arrangements” with the UK government, on the exchange of beneficial ownership information in relation to Cayman Islands companies have been published.…

Panama Conference: the big issues

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 16 Mar 2017

The 6th Offshore Investment Conference took place in Panama on March 8th and 9th 2017 at the Hilton, Panama City. Topics ranged from sector reform to the family office, via…

Panama points way to trust

By: Jonathan Boyd | 28 Feb 2017

Offshore Investment will be hosting the 6th Offshore Investment Conference Panama on 8-9 March, with a key theme being the restoration of trust and credibility amid ongoing significant fiscal reforms…

Brazil – microeconomic measures

By: Iure Pontes Vieira, Attorney-at-Law, Pontes Vieira Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil | 24 Feb 2017

Iure Pontes Vieira outlines the Brazilian Central Bank’s package of reforms aimed at kick-starting the economy and simplifying payments.

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