Cayman Law Firm
Solomon Harris is a full service corporate/commercial law firm specialising in international offshore work with recognised expertise in a number of niche areas, including investment funds, captive insurance, capital markets and corporate restructuring/insolvency. The firm has developed a reputation as one of Cayman's top tier firms for providing effective offshore legal solutions, both promptly and efficiently. The firm continues to be recognised as a top ranking Cayman firm by the leading UK international law firm directories, such as Chambers Global and Legal 500 and is perceived in the market as a more "nimble" alternative to its larger competitors with a complement of very experienced lawyers across all work groups.
Nature of Practice
Solomon Harris' reputation has been built on its consistent responsiveness to client needs and its straightforward, commercially focused advice. The firm's clients include major financial institutions, public and private companies, high net worth individuals, major onshore law firms and accounting firms, including a number of well-recognised names such as Société Générale, Unibanco, Banco Itau, Harcourt and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition to providing services directly to clients, the firm has also assisted clients by providing management of legal counsel in other Caribbean jurisdictions. Read more +
Although the Firm is structured in departments (Corporate/Commercial; Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery; and Local Practice/Banking), the boundaries between the departments are very fluid and frequently work is handled on a cross-departmental basis.
The firm's main practice areas, in alphabetical order, are: Capital Markets; Company and Partnership Formation; Corporate Recovery/Insolvency; Dispute Resolution; Employee Benefits; Finance; Insurance; Investment Funds and Private Equity Funds; Listing Services, Local Commercial, Banking and Licensing; Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures; Private Client (trusts, wills, probate, estate matters); Real Estate/Property Law. read less --
New Deadlines for the Cayman AEOI Portal
The Cayman Islands Ministry of Financial Services has issued a further Industry Advisory dated 20 May 2015 on the Automatic Exchange of Information ('AEOI') Portal. In it the Department of International Tax Cooperation advises industry members that Notifications - may be submitted on or before Fri...
A new AIFMD-compliant regime for the Cayman Islands
A new regime is being finalised which will make the Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (‘AIFMD’)-compliant. The regime seems likely to be adopted before 22 July 2015, when the European Securities and Markets Authority (‘ESMA’) makes its recommendati...
New Cayman AEOI deadlines
[Portal closure extended to 6pm 14 May 2015] In a new Industry Advisory on the Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) Automatic Exchange of Information (‘AEOI’) Portal (the ‘Portal’), the Cayman Ministry of Finance has extended the deadlines for Notification to 21 May 2015 and for Returns to 12...