3 Feb 2023

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND PREVENTION OF TERRORIST FINANCING CODE

DUE DILIGENCE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE PROCEEDS OF CRIME ORDINANCE AND ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS AND CODE On 18th November 2022 changes were made to the Anti-money laundering and Prevention of Terrorist Financing Code as regulations as follows: New section 13 (A) of the AML and Prevention of Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No4) Code 2022 reads: A financial business engaged in realtor activities shall, in relation to a transaction for the sale of real property, conduct customer due …

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27 Jan 2023

MISICK & STANBROOK ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNER

Misick & Stanbrook is delighted to welcome a new partner to the firm’s partnership, bringing the total number of partners to 6. Tremmaine Harvey, in our real estate and real estate finance team, joins the partnership as of 2nd January 2023. This promotion is the culmination of the continual success of the firm, which is a band 1 ranked firm by Chambers and Partners and ranked as a Tier 1 leading law firm by Legal …

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3 Nov 2022

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS: OVERVIEW

    Misick & Stanbrook partners, Owen Foley and Karen Willis provided the answers for Practical Law’s Q&A on commercial real estate law in the Turks and Caicos Islands.    The Q&A gives an overview of commercial real estate market trends in TCI; investment structures; legislation; title; sale of real estate; due diligence; warranties; real estate tax, including stamp duty/transfer tax; restrictions on foreign ownership; real estate finance; leases; planning law; and reform proposals; and …

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17 Oct 2022

BUYING REAL ESTATE IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

After having visited the Turks and Caicos Islands (“TCI”) on vacation, many people fall in love with the beauty and culture of the islands and wish to invest in a piece of real estate, in paradise. Here are a few things to know about real estate transactions in TCI. Land registration The TCI has a Torrens title system and property is bought in accordance with the land register.  The land register serves as conclusive evidence …

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22 Aug 2022

COUNTRY GUIDE: TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

Please click here for Bloomberg Tax’s article Country Guide: The Turks and Caicos Islands by Partner Owen Foley.    

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12 May 2022

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS: AN INTRODUCTION

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS: An Introduction   Turks and Caicos Islands Overview 2022  The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are a British Overseas Territory situated to the south of The Bahamas, approximately 500 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. TCI has demonstrated significant corporate and financial law stability over many decades and continues to do so. This is partially due to TCI having a stable and strong government benefited by TCI law based on English common law. …

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12 May 2021

Turks and Caicos Islands Trends and Developments

Please Click Here for Chambers Global Practice Guides for an article on the Turks and Caicos Islands Trends and Developments by Partner Gordon Kerr and Partner Karen Willis.

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7 May 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE # 4

After six weeks of a total  lockdown  the Islands have started to  reopen  again  with a phased and  gradual reopening of  certain  businesses.  Commencing  this week on  4th May  the  hardware shops  and all food shops were  permitted to  reopen and the  day time  curfew was lifted. On  Monday 11th  May  some Government offices will begin to reopen  for critical services to the general public, although  continued  use of  online  services are encouraged where  possible.  …

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3 Apr 2020

TCI ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE – COVID-19

The Turks and Caicos Government, in response to COVID-19, have enacted an economic stimulus package, which will benefit you, our clients. The package seeks to lessen the impact of the global crisis on residents and to assist in stimulating and reigniting the TCI’s economy. We have now received full details of the stimulus package that has been enacted and we provide an overview below. 1. As relates to real estate i. Customs exemption on construction …

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3 Apr 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE # 3

We have now completed our first week of the lock down imposed by the Turks and Caicos Government.  The Government and the Governor have been providing regular updates and it appears as though there has been widespread support for the measures and compliance with the regulations.  This is encouraging and equally important is the fact that the number of positive cases of the Covid-19 has stabilized at 5.  There are a number of suspected cases …

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