(Global) Comparison of Companies - Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Jersey, Guernsey and Ireland

The decision as to where to incorporate an offshore company can only be made based on the specific features of the transaction in question. It is not possible to make a general assertion that one jurisdiction is always more appropriate than another. This note does not therefore attempt to guide the reader to any one jurisdiction over another. Instead it highlights some of the features common to the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands (the "BVI"), Bermuda, Jersey, Guernsey and Ireland, describes certain of the legal requirements in respect of companies in each jurisdiction and examines some of the factors to consider when deciding which jurisdiction to use.

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BERMUDA
Jonathan BettsPartnerT +1 441 242 1511jonathan.betts@walkersglobal.com

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Patrick OrmondManaging PartnerT +1 284 852 2260patrick.ormond@walkersglobal.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Rob JacksonPartnerT +1 345 914 4281rob.jackson@walkersglobal.com

DUBAI
Daniel WoodManaging PartnerT +971 4 363 7912daniel.wood@walkersglobal.com

GUERNSEY
Sam ShiresPartnerT +44 (0)1481 748 916sam.shires@walkersglobal.com

HONG KONG
Denise WongPartnerT +852 2596 3303denise.wong@walkersglobal.com

IRELAND
Garry FergusonManaging PartnerT +353 1 470 6659garry.ferguson@walkersglobal.com

JERSEY
Jonathan HeaneyManaging PartnerT +44 (0)1534 700 786jonathan.heaney@walkersglobal.com

LONDON
Jack BoldarinManaging PartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4995jack.boldarin@walkersglobal.com
Hughie WongPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4982hughie.wong@walkersglobal.com

SINGAPORE
John RogersManaging PartnerT +65 6595 4673john.rogers@walkersglobal.com