The Cayman Islands has long established itself as a major international financial centre. As well as being a leading offshore jurisdiction for the registration of investment funds, captive insurance companies and structured finance issuers, companies incorporated in the Cayman Islands are frequently used for stock market listings and as holding companies in complex international group structures to hold high value assets and businesses.
Cayman Island entities are widely used in many emerging markets, most notably the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Russia and the Commonwealth Independent States (CIS) and several countries in Latin America, along with more established markets such as the U.S. and Europe.
Critical issues often encountered by Cayman Islands entities include:
- Stakeholder disputes
- Allegations of fraud or other financial misconduct
- Litigation or arbitration proceeding
- Insolvency or liquidity pressure
- Enforcement of debt or security
- Regulatory action