Real Property Tax Incentives in The Bahamas

In the 2016/2017 Budget Communication, Prime Minister Christie communicated the Government’s intention to provide real property tax relief in...

Cayman Disposes of Bearer Shares

The Companies Law was recently amended by The Companies (Amendment) Law, 2016 (the “Amended Law”), published in the Cayman...

Enforcement of Ship Mortgages in The Bahamas

A mortgagee (lender) has several remedies available to it when there is a default under the mortgage and it...

Ship Mortgages in The Bahamas

The Merchant Shipping Act 1976 (Chapter 268, Statute Law of The Bahamas, 2009 Revised Edition) (the “MSA”) provides a...

Cayman’s CRS Guidance Notes

In April 2016 the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority (TIA) issued Guidance notes (the Cayman CRS Guidance Notes) to...

Launch of E-Services Requires Amendments to Acts

On 1 January 2016, The Registrar General’s Department launched its new online system providing e-services to Registered Agents as...

Legislation To Enable the Disabled in The Bahamas

The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities) Act (the “Act”) was enacted on 12 August 2014 and its provisions are...

Limited Liability Company Legislation in the Cayman Islands

In response to requests from the investment funds industry, the Cayman Islands has recently introduced draft legislation (the “Cayman...

Restricted Zones for Drones in the Cayman Islands

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands, under the provisions contained in Articles 4 and 6 of the...