Ms Joanne Huckle

Joanne Huckle

Lawyer biography

Joanne advises open-ended and closed-ended mutual funds and private equity funds, top tier investment managers, spin-off and start-up managers and fund service providers on fund launches, investment management formation and ongoing legal and regulatory compliance and termination. Joanne's regulatory expertise includes a specialism in the Cayman Islands anti-money laundering regime; Joanne is a member of Cayman Finance's AML specialist body.  Joanne also has extensive experience advising on a broad range of international corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, rights issues, private placements, sukuk issues and restructurings.

 


Updates

Corporate Finance/M&A

New registration requirements for unregulated investment funds
Cayman Islands | 12 February 2020

The government recently approved the Private Funds Bill 2020 and an amendment to the Mutual Funds Law (2020 Revision). The legislation is the result of certain EU and other international recommendations and has been developed to align the Cayman Islands investment fund regulatory regime with those of other jurisdictions. This article summarises the key features of both pieces of legislation.

Corporate Tax

DITC Portal update
Cayman Islands | 27 November 2020

The new Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) Portal launched in early November 2020. The DITC has also issued an advisory setting out details of a phased opening of the DITC Portal, confirming that it will initially be available for Common Reporting Standard and US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act purposes, with functionality for economic substance and country-by-country reporting being launched in subsequent phases.

Private Client & Offshore Services

DITC Portal update
Cayman Islands | 26 November 2020

The new Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) Portal launched in early November 2020. The DITC has also issued an advisory setting out details of a phased opening of the DITC Portal, confirming that it will initially be available for Common Reporting Standard and US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act purposes, with functionality for economic substance and country-by-country reporting being launched in subsequent phases.

Funds update: Q3 2020
Cayman Islands | 05 November 2020

Over the past quarter, the Cayman Islands enacted a number of changes to laws and regulations which affect, or will affect, Cayman funds. This article is intended as a handy reference guide with respect to the recent changes and updates, including the removal of the Cayman Islands from the EU tax list, the changes to the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (2020 Revision) and the transition to a new portal for registration and reporting purposes.

Investment funds update: Q2 2020
Cayman Islands | 13 August 2020

Over the past quarter, the Cayman Islands enacted a number of changes to laws and regulations which affect, or will affect, Cayman funds, including with respect to the Private Funds Law, the administrative fines regime, disclosure requirements and the automatic exchange of information portal. This article is intended as a handy reference guide with respect to the recent changes and updates.

Funds update: Q1 2020
Cayman Islands | 11 June 2020

Over the past quarter, numerous laws and regulations have been enacted which affect, or will affect, Cayman investment funds. This article is intended as a handy reference guide with respect to the recent developments.

New registration requirements for unregulated investment funds
Cayman Islands | 06 February 2020

The government recently approved the Private Funds Bill 2020 and an amendment to the Mutual Funds Law (2020 Revision). The legislation is the result of certain EU and other international recommendations and has been developed to align the Cayman Islands investment fund regulatory regime with those of other jurisdictions. This article summarises the key features of both pieces of legislation.

Q&A on Cayman AML regime: service providers, delegation and risk-based approach
Cayman Islands | 13 June 2019

The government and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority are well aware that it is imperative that the Cayman Islands is not only perceived to, but does in fact, play a central role in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. At the same time, there is a deep understanding of the need to remain competitive and commercial. This article addresses a number of key questions concerning the 2018 amendments to Cayman's anti-money laundering regime.

White Collar Crime

Q&A on Cayman AML regime: service providers, delegation and risk-based approach
Cayman Islands | 17 June 2019

The government and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority are well aware that it is imperative that the Cayman Islands is not only perceived to, but does in fact, play a central role in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. At the same time, there is a deep understanding of the need to remain competitive and commercial. This article addresses a number of key questions concerning the 2018 amendments to Cayman's anti-money laundering regime.