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18/02/2019 | hsmoffice

HSM Partner William Helfrecht Ranks in Chambers Global Guide 2019

The HSM Group congratulates Partner William (Bill) Helfrecht for his recognition by Chambers and Partners. For the second consecutive year, William is featured in the Band 3 ranking in the 2019 Chambers Global Guide for dispute resolution: trusts in the Cayman Islands. William’s practice primarily Read more +

12/02/2019 | hsmoffice

Litigator Joins HSM’s Debt Solutions Practice

The HSM Group is thrilled to welcome Associate Shula Sbarro. Shula will be assisting HSM’s Debt Solutions practice, acting for banks, strata corporations and other leading businesses. Shula joins HSM with over eight years of experience in the legal field Read more +

07/02/2019 | hsmoffice

Confusion Between BOT Citizenship and Being Caymanian

Partner Nick Joseph explores the immigration issues that exist in the Cayman Islands between Caymanians and British Overseas Territory (BOT) Citizens. Passports seem to have originated as a document authorising persons to pass through “the gate” of a medieval city. Times Read more +

14/01/2019 | hsmoffice

Visit HSM at the STEP Cayman Conference, January 31-February 1

The HSM Group is proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Cayman Conference, taking place at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman from January 31 – February 1. Visit our booth during Read more +

STEP TQR: Cayman Foundation v Star Trust

HSM’s Robert Mack, Head of Private Client & Trusts, explores the main uses of a Cayman Islands Foundation Company (FC). Including succession planning, charitable/philanthropic and commercial applications. Further, the various ‘actors’ in an FC are detailed and their roles explained. The strengths and weaknesses of an FC are compared and contrasted with those of Cayman Islands trusts, including private purpose/STAR trusts.

Source – STEP Trust Quarterly Review, June 2018: www.Step.org/TQR

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