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Global Directories wins Google award  

Global Directories, the parent company of Cayman Islands Yellow Pages, was named the 2014 winner of the Google Display Network and Mobile Champion category for Latin America and the Caribbean under the Premier SMB Partner Program.  

Cayman Islands Yellow Pages signed a deal with Google in 2013 to become a part of the Google AdWords Premier SMB program. As a Premier SMB Partner, Cayman Islands Yellow Pages provides full-service Google AdWords and Display account management on behalf of local businesses, from account setup and activation, to ongoing online campaign management and optimization. 

“Premier SMB Partners meet Google’s highest standards and criteria for qualification, transparency, and customer service, which include completing extensive Google product and account management training. Having been through this training, Global Directories has demonstrated their capacity to provide businesses with the most effective AdWords advertising solutions,” said Ben Wood, head of Google’s Americas channel sales partnerships.  

Ladianne Wade, director of sales at Global Directories, said, “Google is one of the world’s leading digital marketing platforms and to have them recognize Global Directories as providing exceptional display network and mobile solutions is quite an honor.”  

Seminar to provide compliance basics  

Compliance specialists Global Compliance Solutions, along with International Association of Certified Compliance Specialists, are offering a training program, Compliance 101, for staff new to the financial services industry or those thinking about a career in compliance.  

Compliance 101 will help participants understand the importance of compliance in today’s business environment, the role of the compliance officer and the career opportunities that exist in the field. The day-long seminar will provide an overview of the critical components of compliance; money laundering, terrorist financing, risk management, the role of the regulator and the obligations under the Cayman Islands Proceeds of Crime Law and its supporting regulations.  

The seminar is on March 24 at UCCI. For information, contact IACCS at 623-1250 or email [email protected]

Appleby hosts arbitration courses  

International and Cayman Islands lawyers last month attended courses with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North American Branch, sponsored by law firm Appleby in George Town.  

“As well as providing a unique opportunity for many on-island lawyers to undertake one of these professional qualifications in their home jurisdiction, it also provided the Cayman Islands with the opportunity to promote itself to visiting lawyers from overseas,” said Jeremy Walton, Cayman head of Dispute Resolution at Appleby. “The recent announcement of plans to establish a new sports arbitration court in the Cayman Islands has resulted in an increased interest in arbitration and made it perfect timing for these courses to be held.” 

Arbitration training benefits business decision makers, professional advisors and dispute resolution professionals by teaching them about one of the most dynamic forms of decision making, organizers said.  

John Garman, course director of CIArb said, “These courses in the Cayman Islands were a huge success and it was an idyllic location, particularly considering the recent developments with reference to sports arbitration.  

Harneys adds associate
Elkie Rose, a Caymanian associate, has joined Harneys.  

Ms. Rose has more than 12 years’ experience in the Cayman Islands financial services industry. She joined Harneys from Solomon Harris, where she completed her articles of clerkship. 

Ms. Rose is a member of the Caymanian Bar Association, Cayman Islands Law Society, the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association, the Cayman Islands Maritime (Shipping) Sector Consultative Committee and 100 Women in Hedge Funds.  

Ms. Rose will provide legal services to the firm’s clients in the Latin American market. “I am very pleased to be a member of the Harneys team and to be afforded the opportunity to provide legal services in a thriving Latam practice,” she said. 

BB&P wins ADDY for LIME campaign  

The Caribbean Advertising Federation has announced the winners of the organization’s American Advertising Awards, formerly known as the Addy Awards. 

BB&P (Barwick Bodden & Pritchard) won two silver awards for the “Cinema Advertising – In-Theater” category for LIME’s Upgrade Cayman campaign.  

The first award was for “Upgrade to 4G LTE” and the other for “Upgrade Christmas.” They were chosen from among 955 entries. 

Bill McCabe, chief executive of LIME Cayman Islands, said, “We’re delighted that BB&P have been so highly recognized for the outstanding work they delivered for LIME’s Upgrade Cayman campaign … LIME launched Upgrade Cayman in March last year based on the huge investment we’re making in our services and we’ve been thrilled with the response from customers.“ 

The campaign has been so successful that it was adopted by the rest of the 13 LIME businesses across the region, LIME said.  

Mourant Ozannes awarded  

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has retained its title as Best Offshore Law Firm at the Hedgeweek Global Awards, an annual event which recognizes excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world. 

Online news publisher Hedgeweek invites nominations from readers, including institutional and high-net-worth investors as well as managers and other industry professionals, for companies that they rated “best in class” in more than 40 categories. Mourant Ozannes received the most votes in the “Best Offshore Law Firm” category.  

Robert Duggan, managing partner of the London office, received the award at the ceremony. “We are very proud to win this award – to do so for a second successive year is a fantastic accolade …,” he said. 

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Global Directories, the parent company of Cayman Islands Yellow Pages, was named the 2014 winner of the Google Display Network and Mobile Champion category for Latin America and the Caribbean.
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