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Joseph ‘Zeppi’ Barefoot has been admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands, following completion of his articled clerkship in Conyers’ Cayman office.
The COVID-19 crisis is underlining the importance of having an up-to-date, valid will, according to Cayman Islands attorney Anthony Partridge.
A case testing the limits of freedom of expression and social media publications in the Cayman Islands appeared in civil court Wednesday.
The first leg of the Ogier Stroke and Stride series went off without a hitch on Wednesday, when 126 finishers managed the rigours of a 400-metre swim off Sunset House, followed by a two-mile run.
Ogier has acted for Seven Mile Suites Ltd. in the sale of the Comfort Suites Hotel & Resort at Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, to Dart.
Law firm Ogier is the main sponsor of the upcoming Cayman Islands Stroke and Stride for the third consecutive year.
The Lawyer has awarded the Offshore Law Firm of the Year title to Ogier.
Ogier’s newest associates Graeme Loarridge, Melanie McKernan and Richard Parrish have all been admitted to the Cayman Bar. The trio have all joined Ogier’s Cayman team since January, among a total of 11 new hires to date in 2019.
Lashonda Powell has been admitted as an attorney. The application was moved by attorney William Jones before Justice Richard Williams on March 26.
Ogier has advised Cayman National Corporation Ltd. on its response to the tender offer by Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) Limited to acquire up to 74.99 percent of its issued share capital from Cayman National shareholders.
Ogier has been recognised as the top law firm employer in the Cayman Islands at the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources Professionals awards.
Ogier has promoted six Caymanians in a round of eight new year promotions spanning its legal, corporate administration and business services teams.
Canadian corporate lawyer David McIntyre has joined Ogier’s Cayman team.
Ogier has donated $3,200 to the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands.
Ogier has promoted Caymanian Patrice Stewart to Senior HR Adviser as part of the firm’s global mid-year promotions.
Law firm Ogier announced last week that its team spanning Guernsey, Cayman, the British Virgin Islands and Jersey has advised Generali on its entry into an agreement to sell Generali Worldwide Insurance Company Limited and Generali Link to Life Company Consolidation Group.
Ogier has won an award at the Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards 2018 for a social media campaign to raise the profile of the firm’s local legal services team in Cayman.
The restructuring of Ocean Rig, the largest ever successful restructuring in Cayman, netted industry awards for insolvency and restructuring firm Kalo and offshore law firm Ogier, which acted for the joint provisional liquidators.
Four-time women’s world chess champion, Hou Yifan, took on 22 challengers in the Cayman Islands this week and emerged victorious in every game.
Ogier has announced the promotions of finance lawyer Mark Santangeli and funds specialist Justin Savage to partners.
As home transformations go, they do not come much more life-changing than this. Little over a month ago, Treasan Myles stood in the tumble-down bedroom she shares with her 5-year-old daughter, Kelana, crouching under the ramshackle timber roof.
Ogier has donated $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands, a local branch of the global charity. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children and young adults facing adversity with strong, professionally supported, one-to-one mentorships to help them in their school, home and professional lives.
Declan Magennis, a director at major international accounting firm BDO’s corporate recovery and insolvency subsidiary, BDO CRI (Cayman) Ltd., has been voted ‘Accountant of the Year’ by members of the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists’ Association, Cayman Islands (RISA Cayman).
Ogier has hired Marc Kish as a partner in the firm’s Cayman Restructuring and Insolvency practice. He joins Ogier’s Caribbean/Asia Dispute Resolution team led by partner Rachael Reynolds.
Fiduciary and administration services provider Estera has raised more than $10,000 to donate to colleagues in its British Virgin Islands office following the devastation of hurricanes Maria and Irma.
The Committee of Hope welcomes all hedge fund professionals to network at their fourth annual Oktoberfest event, to be held on Oct. 5 at Craft F&B Co.
Walkers Articled Clerk Erin Panton complete her legal training and was called to the Cayman Islands Bar on Sept. 22. Her application was moved by Ingrid Pierce, Walkers’ Global Managing Partner, before Justice Robin McMillan. Ms. Panton is Walkers’ 46th Caymanian articled clerk to be called to the Bar. She was articled to Partner Dorothy Scott.
Harvel Grant was called to the Bar on Aug. 29 after completing his articled clerkship at Solomon Harris. He will work as an attorney at the firm focusing on immigration, companies, including nonprofits, local licensing and other corporate matters.
Donations by staff at CIBC Bank and Trust Co. from a fundraiser helped provide students with school supplies at the beginning of this school year.
EY has selected Jamal Hinds and Raidez Perez as the winners of this year’s EY Cayman Scholarships. The scholarships have a value of up to $30,000 a year for a maximum of five years until recipients have completed the minimum educational requirements to qualify as a CPA.
Maples and Calder partner Morven McMillan has been awarded a nomination in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite 2017. The list aims to highlight the premier trusts and private client lawyers around the world.
The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association’s Stroke & Stride swim and run, presented by Ogier, includes a series of three races on Aug. 2, 9 and 16, starting at 5:45 p.m. at Eden Rock dive center.
The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, a division of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, has been listed as No. 1 on the “White List” in the 2016 annual report of the Paris MoU on Port State Control, a reflection of its ship safety and pollution prevention record.
Ogier has promoted two senior investment funds specialists in its Cayman team. Ben Gillooly has been promoted to counsel, and Justin Savage is a managing associate.
Trinity has been named Best Offshore Hedge Fund Administrator at the Hedge Week Global Awards. “We are absolutely thrilled with winning this award and give thanks for the support of every one of our clients in achieving it,” Trinity CEO John McCann said. “For Trinity it represents recognition from the marketplace for our sustained innovation, our ongoing investment in technology and the continued depth of knowledge and dedication of our staff in adapting and responding to an ever-evolving industry.”
Ogier is acting as both British Virgin Islands and Cayman counsel to Pacific Special Acquisition Corp. on its recently announced proposed merger with Borqs International Holding Company, a major player in the Internet of Things and smart devices sector.
HSM appoints head of Private Client & Trusts; CIBC FirstCaribbean donates to charities; Ogier teams advise on fruit giant takeover bid; Ronco Cayman supports education in Ghana; Ogier donates groceries to elders in need
Ogier has signed on to sponsor this year’s Kiwanis Key Leader Weekend in Cayman. The firm has donated $2,000 to support this annual conference which is focused on helping young people develop leadership skills. The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman has been delivering the Key Leader program since 2007.
Ogier’s Fraser Allister has been shortlisted as Lawyer of the Year in the IFC Associate category in the Citywealth Future Leaders awards. The winners of the awards are decided by judges, taking into account the results of an online vote, which closes on Oct. 15.
Ogier law firm partner James Bergstrom has been named to chair the authority that oversees operations of the Cayman Islands Special Economic Zone and its registered companies.
RE/MAX broker James Bovell launches new brand and team; Guernsey law firm AO Hall joins Walkers; Aon wins top honors at 2016 Trading Risk Awards and more.
Harneys hires litigation partner in Hong Kong; RE/MAX to sponsor Flowers Sea Swim for five years; Appleby adds investment funds partner and more.
The Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association have endorsed the anti-corruption statement released by U.K. and Irish professional bodies including The Law Society of England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Following the merger with British Virgin Islands law firm, Orion Law, Cayman Islands and BVI-based law firm Travers Thorp Alberga, has appointed three new partners and three new associates.
Cayman Islands-based Five Continents Group has appointed a new partner to its new corporate governance arm – Five Continents Partners Ltd.
Ministers and top tax officials from more than 30 countries will sign an international agreement at the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development this week that will “significantly advance the fight against corporate tax avoidance,” the OECD said.
Appleby Fiduciary Business confirmed the completion of the management buyout from Appleby Group by private equity firm Bridgepoint on Dec. 31, 2015.
The Breeze Fusion 3 Mile Walk/Run attracted more than 200 participants at Smith Barcadere on Saturday and two local charities benefited from proceeds.
UBS, Walkers sponsor Ladies in Trusts event; Maples expands global private client services offering; DMS hosts Offshore Investment Funds Summit; and Hurst promotes Cayman at overseas real estate symposium
Free small business workshops; Ogier awards annual scholarship in Cayman Islands; Cayman Insurance Centre’s life agents receive top honors; Cayman Enterprise City receives Investment Environment Award;
In Cayman’s first appearance in the Lawyers Rugby World Cup, 25 lawyers and law students will compete against eight law societies from around the world this week.
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Elian has agreed to terms to buy SFM Europe, a provider of corporate services with more than 1 trillion euros (US$1.12 trillion) of assets under administration.
A new charity group in Cayman called 100 Women Who Care has already exceeded its nominal number by attracting more than 300 members – before it holds its first meeting.
Offshore law firm Appleby has announced the management buyout of its fiduciary business backed by private equity firm Bridgepoint.
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The office will be led by managing director John Wallace.
Local politicians and business leaders have condemned comments made by North Side MLA Ezzard Miller suggesting there could be a revolution with bloodshed in the Cayman Islands over employment issues.
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Former government minister Cline Glidden and former Miss Cayman Islands Nicosia Lawson were called to the Bar last week.
Lawyer and former Tourism Minister Cline Glidden has been seconded to regional football governing body CONCACAF to assist in establishing a new dispute resolution court for the sport based in the Cayman Islands.
Cline Glidden Jr. will discuss his battle with colon cancer at a public meeting on Wednesday.
The expansion of the Camana Bay Town Centre westward toward Seven Mile Beach and the launch of the residential phases of the development will bring Dart Realty's total investment in the project to about US$2.3 billion by 2030.
"Music on the Menu" takes place Thurs., Feb. 5 at Luca restaurant featuring a perfromance of Franz Peter Schubert's popular piano quintet, "The Trout."
Camana Bay has released the first figures on how much its solar array is saving the development in electricity costs.
Cayman's largest private sector retirement plan has new leadership.
The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association has a new sponsor for next month’s national triathlon.
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