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How the SEC obtains Grand Court Assistance
  • Harneys
  • Cayman Islands, USA
  • February 1 2017

Over the past two decades, the Cayman Islands have not been a particularly hospitable environment for onshore regulators seeking the assistance of

Private Fund ReportSummary of Key DevelopmentsWinter 2016
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Cayman Islands, USA
  • January 3 2017

This continues to be a time of rapid change for the private investment funds industry, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the

New York Supreme Court rules derivative claims under Cayman law must first go through Cayman courts
  • Harneys
  • Cayman Islands, USA
  • August 25 2016

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division has affirmed that the law of the Cayman Islands applied on the question of the

First department rules derivative claims under Cayman law must first go through Cayman courts
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Cayman Islands, USA
  • March 24 2016

The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, First Department recently held that a minority shareholder's claims against directors and

The Canada Public Sector Pension Investment Board launches a lawsuit against saba capital: lessons for fund managers when valuing illiquid securities
  • Lavery de Billy LLP
  • Cayman Islands, USA
  • November 10 2015

On September 25, 2015 the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (the "PSP Investment Board") filed a lawsuit before the New York State Supreme Court

Second Circuit holds that federal common law prohibits trading by insiders of a Cayman Islands corporation while in possession of material nonpublic information
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Cayman Islands, USA
  • February 4 2014

In Steginsky v. Xcelera Inc., Nos. 13-1327-cv, 13-1892-cv, 2014 WL 274419 (2d Cir. Jan. 27, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second

Is it time to revisit your hedge fund structure?
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • Cayman Islands, USA
  • July 25 2013

A typical "master-feeder" private investment funds structure uses a combination of corporate entities, including companies, limited partnerships

Commonwealth of the N. Mariana Islands v. Millard, No. 11 MC 99, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127085 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 12, 2012)
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Cayman Islands, USA
  • March 25 2013

Plaintiff, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (the “Commonwealth”), had judgments against William and Patricia Millard (the “Millards”

Zais Investment Grade Limited VII CDO noteholders take advantage of Chapter 11
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Cayman Islands, USA
  • October 3 2011

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey recently held that a Cayman Islands collateralized-debt obligation issuer (“CDO”) could be a debtor under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) and declined to dismiss an involuntary case commenced against the CDO by certain noteholders on the grounds that the notes held by such noteholders were “non-recourse” notes

COMI: new developments for offshore liquidators
  • Ogier
  • Cayman Islands, USA
  • May 14 2010

National interests play a distinct part in the application of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency