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As the UK faces the uncertainties and the very real challenges that life outside the European Union will bring, the UK’s overseas territories (OTs) are looking for ways to deepen regional and global trade.... read more
Leaders from Britain’s overseas territories met in the Cayman Islands last week and pledged to work together to defend their right to self-government in the wake of perceived “constitutional overreach” from the United Kingdom.... read more
The company connected to the Paradise Papers leak has been put up for sale by its private equity owners for up to £700million.... read more
The UAE has introduced country-by-country (CbC) reporting for companies in order to strengthen its international regulations in line with OECD countries, which will also change the compliance landscape in the country.... read more
The FATF (Financial Action Task Force) has released new guidance to help practitioners assess TF (terrorist financing) risk.... read more
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The UWO – How Far Can It Go?
There can be no doubt that financial crimes are committed and there is no question that the rule of law must be brought to bear with full force. But should combating crime mean having to create a hostile environment for wealth?
THE OECD, the EU and Tax Fraud – but Whose?
The OECD and EU and their numerous academic fellow travellers have, since 1998, been engaged in perpetrating upon their putative masters in the G20 (and the peoples whom they are paid to serve) a massive intellectual fraud embracing economics, law, p
IFCs Need to Become Apple
In today’s regulatory environment, International Financial Centres (IFCs) have just one choice left – differentiation. IFCs need to be the Apple of their market segments. Here’s why.
Foreign affairs select committee claims delay to Crown Dependencies’ public regi
The UK government is undermining national security by delaying the introduction of publicly available share ownership registers in Britain’s major tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, the foreign affairs select committee has said.
Amid Brexit turmoil, UK reassures overseas territories
Brexit was at the top of the agenda when Premier Dr. Orlando Smith and other overseas territory leaders met with United Kingdom officials
Q&A with Petr Ježek
The IFC Economic Report discusses the legitimacy and relative strengths and weaknesses of the EU tax blacklist with Petr Ježek, MEP and Chair of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance.
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Bermuda’s Reformed Charities Regime
  Read about Bermuda’s new Charities Amendment Act 2018 and find out what steps charity trustees of existing privately funded Bermuda charities will need to follow next. (01/12/2018)
As the Blockchain Revolution Moves Offshore, What are the Challenges?
  As the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the BVI and other offshore jurisdictions position themselves as FinTech hubs, there are certain regulatory risks and challenges that each jurisdiction must overcome in this new blockchain era. (01/12/2018)
Q&A with David Lidington, Minister of the Cabinet Office
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In the Chair …Anthony Travers, Travers Thorp Alberga
  The IFC Economic Report invites Anthony Travers to discuss Westminster’s public register demands and asks if existing tensions could result in a push by some of the Overseas Territories to break away from Britain. (01/09/2018)
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Q&A with David Lidington, Minister of the Cabinet Office
  The UK’s secure relationship with the British Overseas Territories has been thrown into question following the UK parliament's decision to implement public registers of beneficial ownership. (01/12/2018)
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The Big Debate: How Credible are Tax Haven Blacklists?
  Fran Hendy, International Lawyer and Treaty Negotiator at Invest Barbados presents her stance. (31/07/2018)
Latest Articles
Amid Brexit turmoil, UK reassures overseas territories
  Brexit was at the top of the agenda when Premier Dr. Orlando Smith and other overseas territory leaders met with United Kingdom officials (03/09/2019)
As the Blockchain Revolution Moves Offshore, What are the Challenges?
  As the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the BVI and other offshore jurisdictions position themselves as FinTech hubs, there are certain regulatory risks and challenges that each jurisdiction must overcome in this new blockchain era. (01/12/2018)
Q&A with David Lidington, Minister of the Cabinet Office
  The UK’s secure relationship with the British Overseas Territories has been thrown into question following the UK parliament's decision to implement public registers of beneficial ownership. (01/12/2018)
In the Chair …Anthony Travers, Travers Thorp Alberga
  The IFC Economic Report invites Anthony Travers to discuss Westminster’s public register demands and asks if existing tensions could result in a push by some of the Overseas Territories to break away from Britain. (01/09/2018)
Latest Articles
Offshore: The Leaders, the Trends and the Opportunities
  Dan Wise looks at why certain IFCs prosper. He discusses regulation and investment opportunities, and opines on the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. (01/09/2018)
Why the Bahamas Remains the Clear Choice
  The Bahamas continues to pursue its vision to be a globally competitive international business centre for wealth management, residency, capital investment in the Americas and emerging markets. Its ability to realise this vision has much to do with a (29/06/2018)
Bahamian Tax Policy: Strategic Considerations
  Industry participants recognise that carefully planned, sweeping changes to the tax system may impact The Bahamas’ competitiveness vis-à-vis other international financial centres, and the long-term success of the financial services sector will depend (29/06/2018)
The Bahamas: Clearly Focused
  "We have to be in a state of continuous improvement to ensure that we remain aligned with international standards. The work does not stop,” explains Tanya C. McCartney. (01/06/2018)