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Zimmerman's Research Guide


Cayman Islands

The Cayman Island Web Portal provides information about the government and related services.

Legal Information: Laws, bills, orders, notices and most other official legal materials are published in the Cayman Islands Gazette, which is posted on the government Web site back to 2003, with relatively current subject indexes. New bills, regulations and related materials are posted on the website of the Legislative Assembly. Offshore Business sells information about lawsuits filed with the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

A treatise called Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics focuses on the part of Cayman Islands law of most interest to the rest of the world. Westlaw has Cayman Islands insurance statutes and regulations (CIIN-COMBINED). Appleby posts articles on Cayman Islands legal and business topics.

For other laws, you can get a free list of statutes from the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (809-949-4236) and then order copies of the ones you need. Or you can order copies from the University of the West Indies (246-425-1310 or 246-438-1784), which is located in Barbados; prepayment is required, and regular users can set up a deposit account.

Subscription Services: The Foreign Law Guide (formerly by Reynolds and Flores) discusses the country's primary legal materials and lists the treatises available in various subject areas. RIA's World Wide Tax Law Service on Checkpoint provides corporate, commercial, tax and other business-related laws.

Business Information: The government Web site provides some information about doing business in the Cayman Islands. Use a search engine to find more sites. The Trident Trust company posts an overview of the Cayman Islands business environment.

The Registrar of Companies keeps a record of registered companies, trust, patents and trademarks. To search for or register for an account and search the online companies database. For information see the General Registry website or call them (345-946-7922 or 345-244-3411). The Offshore Business website provides links and sells selected court documents and other public records. Otherwise, call a document retrieval company.

See Also
Country Information
Doing Business in Foreign Countries
Foreign Laws
Treaties - U.S.
Treaties - Foreign

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