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Down, but not out - so who picks up the tab?
Banking and Finance

Down, but not out - so who picks up the tab?

In a landmark ruling for the Cayman Islands jurisdiction, the Honourable Chief Justice Smellie of the Grand Court, on 31 May 2018, emphatically dismissed a multi-billion dollar claim in the case of Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company v SICL & Ors, involving allegations of fraud arising from one of the largest corporate collapses of the financial crisis.
Project finance structuring with an offshore element; protecting your project company and shifting risks
Banking and Finance

Project finance structuring with an offshore element; protecting your project company and shifting risks

In this article, originally published by LexLatin, Nicole Pineda and Ana Lazgare address why Cayman Islands SPVs are the issuing vehicle of choice for project bonds funding large infrastructure projects (including greenfield projects) with a long economic life. This comes at a time of such great need for Foreign Direct Investment into Peru. This article is published in Spanish, download the PDF to read more.
Getting the Deal Through: Cayman Islands Ship Finance
Shipping and aircraft

Getting the Deal Through: Cayman Islands Ship Finance

Partners Ellie Crespi and Nicole Pineda discuss registration of vessels, ship mortgages, tax considerations and more in the latest Cayman chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Ship Finance.
A Resurgent Argentina Seems Set to be Counting Amongst the Giants of Emerging Economies
Banking and Finance

A Resurgent Argentina Seems Set to be Counting Amongst the Giants of Emerging Economies

International investors have always had a tumultuous relationship with Argentina. Sovereign defaults, economic decline, and general despair with the previous populist governments have plagued the once sixth-richest country globally for much for the twenty-first century. However, now, with a new president in place resulting in stability and fiscal growth including a sustained period of economic and trade resurgence we see one of Latin America’s largest economies on the right path that should propel it to take its rightful place in the world. Download the PDF to read Nicole Pineda's article in Intercontinental Finance.
BVI Corporate Reorganisations and Solvent Restructurings – A General Guide
Banking and Finance

BVI Corporate Reorganisations and Solvent Restructurings – A General Guide

The BVI Business Companies Act 2004 (the BC Act) provides an extremely flexible framework for reorganisations or restructurings involving solvent British Virgin Islands companies. This guide outlines key considerations under the BC Act and other relevant law regarding the following: share and asset sales, including “hive-outs” and “hive-downs”; inter-company financing and re-financing; distributions, including “hive-ups” and share buybacks; mandatory redemptions (“squeeze-outs”); mergers and consolidations, including “de-merger” structures; plans and schemes of arrangement, continuations and discontinuations; and new incorporations and voluntary liquidations.
Guide to registering security interests created by Cayman Islands exempted companies
Banking and Finance

Guide to registering security interests created by Cayman Islands exempted companies

This Guide discusses the Cayman Islands Companies Law (the Companies Law) requirements relating to the registration of security interests (eg mortgage, charge, pledge, encumbrance) over the assets of a Cayman Islands exempted company.