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The Cayman Islands is one of the world's leading providers of institutionally focused, specialised financial services and a preferred destination for the structuring and domiciling of sophisticated financial services products.

Cayman Islands Beneficial Ownership Regime

Introduction of Centralised Beneficial Ownership Information Search Platform

Beneficial ownership information for Cayman companies has been collected, verified and maintained for the last 15 years. Our approach, which relies on licenced, regulated corporate services providers ensures the quality of the information that is maintained.

As international standards have developed, the Cayman Islands has committed to enhance its current beneficial ownership information regime. These enhancements, in the form of the introduction of a centralised search platform, will be implemented by the end of June 2017. This implementation date corresponds with the implementation target for all other British overseas territories and crown dependencies. It also coincides with the date by which EU Member States are due to introduce requirements for central registers of beneficial ownership information as part of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

This page contains documents to assist Companies, Limited Liability Companies, Corporate Services Providers and Ultimate Beneficial Owners to understand their obligations under Cayman Islands Law and to take the necessary steps to prepare for the full implementation of the Centralised Beneficial Ownership Search Platform by June 30th 2017.

The Companies (Amendment) Law, 2017

The Beneficial Ownership (Companies) Regulations, 2017

The Limited Liability Companies (Amendment) Law, 2017

The Beneficial Ownership (Limited Liability Companies) Regulations, 2017

The Companies Management (Amendment) Law, 2017

Summary guide for Companies & Limited Liability Companies

Beneficial Ownership Transparency

How good is the Cayman Islands’ Beneficial Ownership Information?

Beneficial Ownership Timeline

Ministry of Financial Services Fact Sheet

News Releases

Cayman Maintains Its Strong Global Tax Cooperation Rating
The Cayman Islands remains strong in complying with the international standards that govern the exchange of tax information among tax authorities, according to a report published today.  23rd August 2017, 11:17am
How Does the New Non-Profits Organisation Law Affect You?
As part of its public education campaign for the NPO law, the Ministry of Financial Services will offer the following information sessions in July. 10th July 2017, 9:37am
Non-Profits Will Avoid Company Fees under New Law
As of Tuesday, 1 August, businesses that operate as charities can be categorised as non-profit organisations (NPOs), which will allow them to avoid substantial fees. 6th July 2017, 9:22am