18 Jul 2019

Doing Business In… 2019

By Owen Foley and Karen Willis An introduction and overview of doing business in the Turks & Caicos Islands; covering corporate structures, employment and IP. Please Click Here for article. This note is for guidance purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice in any specific case.  If you have specific questions about your circumstances, please contact your Misick & Stanbrook professional.

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25 Mar 2019

Immigration laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands

By Gordon W. Kerr & Marsha Blanche  Whether you are a visitor to or wish to reside more permanently in the Turks and Caicos Islands (“TCIs”) you will be required to comply with the relevant statutes governing immigration and status. The two laws (Ordinances) that are applicable are the Immigration Ordinance 2015 and (for those that qualify) the Turks and Caicos Islander Status Ordinance 2015. With the exception of persons travelling from countries that require …

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7 Nov 2017

Judicial Review and Constitutional Law

The principles of administrative and constitutional law govern the manner in which government interacts with its citizens, both individual and corporate. They exist to ensure that the powers of government are exercised solely within legal bounds. Judicial Review applies to the judicial challenge of decisions taken by public bodies such as government departments, and regulatory bodies and also to quasi-public bodies exercising public functions. Our Team of Lawyers advises individuals, companies, and organizations on how …

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7 Nov 2017

Media & Telecommunications Law

The firm advises international telecommunication providers in regard to their TCI domestic operations, financing and licensing and also regularly co-counsels with other international counsel in this area. This also includes cable and cellular networks, internet, radio broadcast, and radio frequency licensing (commercial and non-commercial) and media production. As TCI has no direct taxation, the fiscal advantage of location in TCI where business permits are attractive. The TCI Government is also keen to establish e-commerce companies …

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7 Nov 2017

Public International Law

Public International Law is a significant feature in international commerce and may concern, for example, natural resource development, infrastructure programs or project financing. Public International Law includes all aspects of state responsibility, the law of treaties (including extradition), international human rights law, investment protection disputes including investor-State disputes, questions of immunity and matters involving the law of the sea. Our specialist public law lawyers have appeared before the Privy Council, and international arbitral tribunals in …

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7 Nov 2017

Real Estate

We are a leading provider of real estate and real estate development legal services in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our team brings years of experience in providing legal services to commercial and residential clients in a wide variety of real estate transactions. We have acted for a number of developers of condominiums, hotels, timeshare and commercial developments throughout the islands. We also serve a large number of private individuals in purchases and sales of …

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7 Nov 2017

Trust

The concept of trust, developed over centuries under English law, is an invaluable device for international estate and tax planning for affluent individuals. We frequently advise on the offshore aspect of international trust structures for high-net-worth individuals and their onshore advisers and our trusts team has considerable experience in the drafting of the trust deeds and related documentation. Our services include advising trustees, protectors, and beneficiaries on their rights and obligations under TCI trusts. Our …

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7 Nov 2017

Commercial Property Development & Tourism

As the recovery from the recession continues apace, tourist arrival numbers to the Islands have resumed their upward track and in view of the TCI’s proximity to the North American mainland, pristine environment, political stability and favorable investment climate, further growth is expected in this area. We have advised on many major tourism and resort projects in the Islands. Past and present clients in this field have included Jasper Development (West Caicos development), Desarrollos Hotelco …

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7 Nov 2017

Corporate & Commercial

Our Corporate and Commercial team has extensive international and domestic experience and advises in a variety of transactional work including corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and financing. The team also advises on restructuring and re-organizations, liquidations and receiverships, initial public offerings of TCI entities and re-domiciliation, and a wide variety of contractual matters. Additionally, the firm provides TCI advice to international advisors and financial institutions in relation to international transactions entered into by …

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7 Nov 2017

Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

The firm is widely regarded as the pre-eminent litigation practice in the TCI. The firm’s litigation attorneys have been involved in most of the major commercial cases, including high profile multi-jurisdictional disputes, in recent years. Our practice includes all aspects of civil and commercial litigation including insolvency, asset tracing, intellectual property disputes, professional negligence, trust litigation, corporate and shareholder disputes and fraud. The team frequently advises overseas lawyers on matters of TCI law. Our litigation …

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