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The following are several of the main laws affecting the establishment of a new business in the Cayman Islands and are provided for informational purposes only. Official copies of the laws and regulations can be obtained from the Legislative Department of the Cayman Islands. Note: There may be other amendments to the laws listed below. Some of these amendments may be found on the Cayman Islands Government website.

Financial Services

  • Banks & Trust Companies Law (2003 Revision)
  • Banks & Trust Companies Regulations (2003 Revision)
  • Building Societies Law (2001 Revision)
  • Companies Law (2004 Revision)
  • Companies Management Law (2003 Revision)
  • Exempted Limited Partnership Law (2003 Revision)
  • Insurance Law (2004 Revision)
  • Insurance Regulations (2003 Revision)
  • Monetary Authority Law (2004 Revision)
  • Mutual Funds Law (2003 Revision)
  • Mutual Funds Regulations (2002 Revision)
  • Partnership Law, 2004
  • Land Holding Companies Share Transfer Tax Law (2003 Revision)

Customs

  • Customs Law (2003) Revision
  • Customs Regulations (2002) Revision)
  • Customs Tariff Law (2002 Revision)

E-Commerce

  • Electronic Transactions Law,2000
  • Computer Misuse Law, 2000
  • Information & Communications Authority Law, 2004

Immigration

  • Immigration Law, 2003
  • Immigration Regulations (2003 Revision)

Tourism

  • Hotels Aid Law (1995 Revision)
  • Hotels Aid Regulations (1996 Revision)
  • Tourism Law (1995 Revision)
  • Tourism Regulations (2002 Revision)
  • Tourist Accommodation (Taxation) Law (2003 Revision)

Employment

  • Health Insurance Law (2005 Revision)
  • Health Insurance Regulations (2005 Revision)
  • Labour Law (2001 Revision)
  • Workmen's Compensation Law (1996 Revision)

Patents & Trademarks

  • Patents and Trademarks Law (1999 Revision)
  • Patents and Trademarks Regulations, 1999

  • Development and Planning Law (2005 Revision)
  • Development and Planning Regulations (2005 Revision)
  • Registered Land Law (2004 Revision)
  • Registered Land Rules (2003 Revision)
  • Stamp Duty Law (2005 Revision)
  • Strata Titles Registration Law (1996 Revision)
  • Strata Titles Registration Regulations (2000 Revision)

  • Trade and Business Licensing Law (2003 Revision)
  • Trade and Business Licensing Regulations (1999 Revision)
  • Local Companies (Control) Law (1999 Revision)
  • Local Companies (Control) Regulations (1998 Revision)

Last Updated: 2008-12-05