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Argentina: Not the last tango

By: Derek Sambrook | 30 Nov 2017

Fifteen years since his first Latin Letter assessed Argentina’s prospects, Derek Sambrook looks at how the country has changed. He finds real success amid a continuing story of turbulence.

Panama: To be continued…

By: José Romero | 30 Nov 2017

José Romero reports from Panama on the jurisdiction’s awkward position on information exchange, and provides an update on wider reform progress since the Panama Papers episode of 2015.

‘Panama Papers 2’ as Australian tax office explores links to Bermuda law firm Appleby

By: Eugene Costello | 02 Nov 2017

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has talked of bracing itself for what may be a “second Panama Papers-style leak”, after learning that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is scrutinising…

Financial industry is the ‘fifth emergency service’ in BVI

By: Eugene Costello | 29 Sep 2017

An alliance of UK financial and legal services based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which caused widespread devastation when it hit…

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.

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