Cayman Companies (Amendment) Law 2015

Appointments and Notification of Changes to Directors – The Companies (Amendment) Law 2015 has now come into effect in the Cayman Islands and will have potential application to all Cayman Islands companies. The Law deals with appointments and notification of changes to directors.

The Hong Kong Competition Ordinance

14 December 2015 will see Hong Kong finally catch up with other free market economies when the much delayed Competition Ordinance comes into operation.

Your New Year’s resolution should be made a little earlier than normal, to ensure that 2016 doesn’t bring you some unfortunate surprises with the monkey of the Competition Commission on your back.

BVI’s dynamic new fund products

The Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulations, 2015 which came into force in the British Virgin Islands on 1 June 2015, creates two new, lightly regulated open-ended funds products – the Incubator Fund and Approved Fund. These dynamic new fund products complement the existing offering of Private Funds, Professional Funds, and Public Funds in the BVI. Incubator and Approved Funds are not required to obtain a licence, or be recognised or registered under the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010, and will not be subject to the Regulatory Code, 2009.