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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.