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Walkers Admits 60th Caymanian to the Bar: Francisco Hernandez

 Walkers is pleased to announce the admission of Caymanian Francisco Hernandez, who was called to the Cayman Islands Bar on 20 August after successfully completing his legal training with the firm.

Walkers Expands Market Leading Professional Services to the BVI

Leading provider of legal and professional services, Walkers, has announced that Walkers Professional Services (WPS) is expanding its operations to the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Plaintiffs must post $4.25M security ahead of Walkers client confidentiality trial

Offshore law firm Walkers has secured a US$4.25 million-security for cost order against bankrupt, former Brazilian Banker Katia Rabello and three Cayman companies she controls, before her trial against the firm, claiming up to US$400 million in damages, can go ahead next year.

Britannia owners’ golf and beach rights upheld in landmark case

The Dart group is required to provide beach club and golf course access to neighbouring property owners as a condition of its 2016 purchase of a suite of properties including the old Hyatt hotel, the Grand Court has ruled.

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Attorneys Francine Bryce and Jo-Anne Stephens have launched Bransens, a new Cayman law firm.

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Law firm HSM participated in the Layman E. Scott Sr. High School Career Fair, which helped to give students first-hand experience at applying for jobs and learning what career opportunities exist in the Cayman Islands.

Walkers wins appeal in Brazilian banker’s client confidentiality case

Offshore law firm Walkers has successfully appealed a summary judgment that ruled a former Brazilian banker was entitled to seek damages because the law firm had breached its duty of confidentiality.

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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.

Walkers celebrates legal training programme with alumni evening

Walkers hosted a special Alumni evening on Tuesday, 10 Sept., in honour of the more than 50 articled clerks who have undergone legal training with the firm and have been called to the Cayman Islands Bar since 1983.
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Walkers promotes nine in Cayman

Five attorneys in Walkers’ Cayman Islands office have been invited to join the partnership, and four associates have been promoted to senior counsel.

Walkers admits two new Caymanian attorneys

Dajsha Samuels and Abigail Drummond completed their legal training and were called to the Cayman Islands Bar on 5 Aug. and 6 Aug., respectively.

Wind of Hope walk benefits NCVO

Walkers and runners who took part in the Wind of Hope 5K earlier this month have raised $4,000 for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ children programmes.

Walkers prevails in Bermuda ‘local control’ appeal

Offshore law firm Walkers had to go all the way through the appeals process to the UK Privy Council to establish that its office in Bermuda, established in 2015, is locally controlled and should therefore be able to legally operate in the territory.
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Walkers admits new Caymanian attorney

Zacharie Caudeiron has completed his articles of clerkship at Walkers and has been called to the Cayman Islands Bar.

Walkers expands Global Private Capital and Trusts team

Trusts lawyer David Pytches has rejoined the Cayman Islands office of Walkers as a partner in the global Private Capital and Trusts group.
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Walkers’ promotions highlight growth

Offshore law firm Walkers has promoted eight attorneys to partner across its global offices.
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Walkers launches compliance services offering

Walkers has launched Walkers Compliance to complement the firm’s legal, corporate and fiduciary services.

Two Walkers articled clerks admitted as attorneys

Walkers articled clerks Yannick Whorms and Michael Testori have completed their legal training and both have been called to the Cayman Islands Bar in mid-June 2018.
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Walkers Wins best asset recovery global firm at Who’s Who Legal Awards

Walkers collected the Asset Recovery Firm of the Year award at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018, held at Plaisterers’ Hall in London on May 8.

Walkers lends hand to George Town Primary School

The kids at George Town Primary School will soon have their very own stage from which to shine.

Business in brief: Cayman Captive Forum announces Mel Robbins as keynote speaker

The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman has announced motivational speaker Mel Robbins as the keynote speaker for its flagship conference. The Cayman Captive Forum will take place from Nov. 28-30 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Finance lawyer Julian Black remembered

Friends, family and colleagues have paid tribute to local finance lawyer Julian Black, who died earlier this month at the age of 48. Mr. Black a former partner at both Walkers and Appleby and more recently the group director of Estera Trust, was hailed as one of the island’s finest advocates.

Business in brief: Walkers holds career fair for schools

Walkers opened its doors to 78 students, faculty members and parents from several high schools and tertiary institutions in the Cayman Islands last month. In two sessions, members of the Walkers Trainee Committee and current articled clerks Erin Panton and Michael Testori presented financial services career options.

Legal change ‘clears the way’ for new developments

A number of “stalled” developments, particularly along Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach corridor, may be able to get under way now that laws regarding how high those structures can be built have been clarified, according to a recent legal analysis.

Business in brief: Mourant Ozannes sponsors anti-drink driving campaign

Law firm, Mourant Ozannes, the National Drug Council, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, ecaytrade.com and Radio Cayman have helped launch an anti-drink driving campaign this holiday season with the message “Don’t Drink and Drive – designate a driver.”

Walkers Art Club a draw for students

Nearly 100 young art students took part in Walkers Art Club this month at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The extracurricular art education program offers students of all ages and abilities weekly art classes to help enhance their skills and expose them to local and international artists.

Walkers hires head of regulatory team

International law firm Walkers announced that Lucy Frew has joined the firm as a partner to head up the regulatory team in its Cayman Islands office, as part of a continued expansion strategy for the firm.

Business in Brief: Cayman Finance delivers Bar Association student chapter lecture

Tortuga Rum Company appoints new general manager; Hawksford appoints chief operating officer; Butterfield receives U.S. Captive Services Award; Walkers announces four new scholarship recipients; Caymanian litigator joins HSM Group; and Estera sponsors Cayman Touch Rugby at U.S. Nationals

Business in brief: DCI processes police clearances for business licenses

CUC declares dividend; New Walkers attorney admitted to Bar; Appleby shortlisted for 2017 IFC Caribbean Award and more.

Cayman business in brief: New attorney for Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen associate Lauren Fletcher has been admitted as an attorney at law in the Cayman Islands, bringing the team in the offshore law...

Business in brief: Danesmead Partners expands team

The ins and outs of the local business community.

Business in brief: RE/MAX broker James Bovell launches new brand and team

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.

Youngsters have smashing time

Sister Islands primary schoolchildren have been enjoying free tennis lessons thanks to a local law firm.

Free tennis lessons for Brac primary school students

Primary school students in Cayman Brac are enjoying free tennis lessons, thanks to international law firm Walkers in Grand Cayman.

Business in Brief: CIMA, Abu Dhabi Global Market sign agreement

PwC appoints new Caribbean CEO; Health City recognized for commercial development; Walkers admits Caymanian attorney; Greenlight Re supports school garden program

$100 ruling may set stamp duty precedent

A disputed stamp duty assessment on a land purchase in South Sound – amounting to a $100 difference in what was charged to the buyer – could have major ramifications for the Cayman Islands property market.

In tensely battled affair, Walkers wins Chamber Golf Classic

The 2016 Masters may have taken place over the weekend, but all eyes in Cayman were on the annual Chamber Golf Classic.

Business in Brief: Captive delegation represents Cayman at RIMS

Dozens of representatives from Cayman’s captive insurance industry, including the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman, government officials, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, and Cayman Finance represented the jurisdiction at the annual Risk and Insurance Management Society conference in San Diego, California.

Business in brief: Travers Thorp Alberga hires new partners, associates

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.

Walkers opens applications for scholarships

Law firm Walkers will open the application process for its 2016 legal scholarships, internship and articled clerk programs on Friday, March 18.

John Gray students hone interview skills

Focusing on exuding professionalism, aptitude and motivation, Year 11 students at John Gray High School recently took part in mock interviews as part of the school’s Career Activities Week. The event was designed to inform students about the prospects available to them in the workforce and what it takes to be competitive in a global marketplace.

Business in brief: MUFG Investor Services appoints business development director

MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has appointed Mark Catalano as executive director, business development.

Cancer Society urges community to Stride

The Stride Against Cancer on Jan. 31, the walk/run of varying distances in four locales in the Cayman Islands, is one of the biggest fundraising events for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, and organizers are urging participants to come out and support the cause.

Management buyout of Appleby Fiduciary Business completed

Appleby Fiduciary Business confirmed the completion of the management buyout from Appleby Group by private equity firm Bridgepoint on Dec. 31, 2015.

Cayman welcomes 2016 New Year’s babies

Two babies were born on New Year’s Day in Cayman: Jemima Violet Kendall and Kasper Powery. Jemima arrived at 4:40 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, to parents Peter and Emma Kendall at the Cayman Islands Hospital.
Purple Ribbon buses

Routes announced for free Purple Ribbon buses

Routes for the free Purple Ribbon buses on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day have been announced by the National Drug Council, organizers of the initiative.

Cayman's top sporting events draw enthusiastic crowds

A look at some of Cayman's most popular sporting events of 2015.

Government proposes new company form

Government has published a bill to create for the first time limited liability companies in the Cayman Islands.

Lighted beacon shines the way home

Lighted beacons were strategically placed around the island to aid mariners in navigation.

Jingle Bell Run brings a different kind of Christmas cheer

More than 300 walkers, runners and volunteers came out for some Christmas fun and exercise for a good cause at the 13th annual Cayman Islands Crisis Centre Jingle Bell Run.

Annual Christmas concert offers enticing prize

The St. Ignatius annual Christmas concert will be held at Loyola Hall this Wednesday, with a chance for ticket holders to win $25,000.

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Walk!

Get your Santa hat on and join in the Jingle Bell Walk/Run this Sunday at the Holiday Inn Resort.

Toys For Tots is on a roll

Take to your bike and ride, or just donate a toy to the Toys For Tots annual campaign, organized by the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association.

Mastic Trail ideal place to spot seasonal winged visitors

As the winter season approaches, the Cayman Islands welcome many northern visitors seeking warmer climes – including many types of birds.

Roads closed for Sunday's marathon Sunday

Several roads in Grand Cayman will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Sunday during the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, according to an advisory issued by police.

Bikers rev up for Christmas toy drive

The Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association is getting ready for its annual Toys For Tots Charity Drive and Ride campaign, during which it invites the public to donate toys as Christmas gifts for Cayman’s children.

Intriguing stories continue to run

The biggest local sporting event – the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon – is staged on Sunday and, as always, there are plenty of intriguing athletes’ stories.

Brac center for disabled adults faces funding shortfall

Before Harmony Learning Centre was founded in March 2011, there was no place in Cayman Brac where disabled adults could go to learn life skills – or even just participate in fun activities.

Marathon organizers appeal to drivers to respect runners

When the Cayman marathon is staged next week, the danger to entrants from motorists is a real one, so the organizers are appealing for extra diligence from drivers.

Cayman Finance holds inaugural members briefing

Cayman Finance held its first members briefing last week to outline its plans for 2016 and to demonstrate its value to the financial services industry.

Mom and daughter share big haul

When some people think about running, it occasionally comes with thoughts of procrastination and the anguish of exercise.

Pirates Week comes to an end

Revelers celebrated the end of an invasion Saturday, as swashbucklers were sentenced for crimes committed during Pirates Week 2015.

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Mourant Ozannes responds to jump in fund registrations; KRyS Global expands to the UK; Maples and Calder earns SOC2 accreditation; Drake Consulting obtains preferred provider status; Cayman students kept Walkers busy in summer; Chamber of Commerce hosts marketing workshop

Adventist run includes Haines

The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists 10K run, which has been a long-standing fixture in the community calendar, will be staged again on Sunday.

Shakespeare on stage at St. Ignatius Catholic School

Shakespeare fans should buy their tickets now for the St. Ignatius Catholic School's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, opening on Nov. 19.

Breeze Fusion raises $4K for two worthy causes

The Breeze Fusion 3 Mile Walk/Run attracted more than 200 participants at Smith Barcadere on Saturday and two local charities benefited from proceeds.

Run in the Dark made them glow

There is a new annual event for sporty people to get involved with which also supports a worthy cause – Life Style Sports Run in the Dark.

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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

Just hear those shop tills jing-a-ling

The moment that Halloween has passed, the shops are officially in full-blown Christmas mode.

Breezes Fusion run for two charities

Athletes preparing for the Cayman marathon get another chance to limber up, at the Breeze Fusion three mile walk/run this Saturday.

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KPMG renews partnership with St. Ignatius; Walkers welcomes two new articled clerks; Harneys adds lawyer to litigation team; Restructuring and insolvency expert joins Mourant Ozannes; ‘Walk for the Cure’ sees big response

School zone speeding could cost license

Speeding through an area marked as a school zone in the Cayman Islands could soon cost motorists their driver’s license, government officials confirmed last week.

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