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Key changes to BVI company legislation

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys

Choosing between BVI and Cayman for going offshore

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys

ESG in finance transactions: an offshore legal perspective

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys
2021 saw an unprecedented surge in ESG debt issuance, arguably underpinned by growing investor appetite for sustainable and green-linked investment options.

Continuing obligations of Cayman Islands private funds

By Elizabeth Kenny, Loeb Smith Attorneys
The Private Funds Act (2021 Revision) requires Cayman Islands-domiciled, closed-ended investment funds to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority as a private fund

Regulation of crypto exchanges and other crypto services in Cayman

By Santiago Carvajal, Loeb Smith Attorneys
The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Act, 2020 (VASP Act) as amended, provides a legislative framework for the conduct of virtual assets business in the Cayman Islands, and the registration and licensing of persons providing virtual asset services

Welcoming the wave of offshore SPACs in Asia

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys
Last year saw an explosion of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in the US, largely driven by favourable economic returns to SPAC IPO sponsors, liquidity, and pricing certainty offered by SPACs to target companies and investors

Regulatory regime for private funds in Cayman Islands

By Gary Smith, Loeb Smith Attorneys
The Private Funds Act, 2020, requires the registration of closed-ended funds with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)

Financing a Cayman Islands merger take-private

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys

Offshore legal opinions on corporate and finance transactions

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys
Offshore lawyers routinely issue legal opinions with respect to British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands companies in the context of corporate and finance transactions. In this context, there are certain relatively common issues that arise with respect to legal opinions

Side-letter perspectives in Cayman subscription financing

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys
As a result of widespread concerns about liquidity and an uncertain macroeconomic outlook, it has become more important than ever for a lender to undertake proper due diligence on an investment fund prior to providing new financing

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