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Harneys
The BVI is expected to enact legislation to implement a networked database of beneficial ownership interests in companies incorporated or domiciled in the jurisdiction.
O'Neal Webster
There is no dispute that the 2017 hard-opening of the new 'state of the art' British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre signals the BVI's intent to become the leading arbitral and dispute...
Walkers
When planning a restructuring that involves a merger where at least one of the merging entities is a BVI company, that is regulated by the BVIFSC, there are some specific and unwritten procedures...
Ogier
International guidelines on cross-border insolvency matters have recently been adopted by the BVI courts.
O'Neal Webster
The British Virgin Islands Government recently announced the extension of the 2017 deadlines for notification and reporting obligations under the Common Reporting Standard, or CRS.
O'Neal Webster
For years, the BVI Business Companies Act has provided an attractive and appropriate vehicle to hold property in the BVI and abroad, many finding it a particularly useful strategy in estate planning.
KRYS Global
A British Virgin Islands court has sanctioned a liquidator's application for a blended fee remuneration, including a percentage of revenue from assets sold...
Collas Crill
With the large number of BVI companies in existence and the general ageing population, succession issues surrounding ownership of shares in a BVI company have become quite prevalent.
Collas Crill
In the British Virgin Islands, investment funds are regulated by the BVI Financial Services Commission under the BVI Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 and the Mutual Fund Regulations, 2010.
O'Neal Webster
The British Virgin Islands Government recently announced the extension of the 2017 deadlines for notification and reporting obligations under the Common Reporting Standard, or CRS.
Harneys
Companies incorporated in the BVI are, by most measures, the most popular offshore holding structure in the world
Harneys
Tucked away in dusty corners of the Insolvency Act 2003 are two slightly obscure provisions: sections 251 and 257.
Harneys
BVI company law has two overarching characteristics. Firstly, it maximises flexibility to ensure that international users of offshore vehicles can structure their companies in a way that suits their needs.
Harneys
Every company lawyer is taught from an early stage that a director owes their duties to the company, and not to the shareholders or any individual shareholder.
Harneys
One of the more popular features of BVI company law is its regime for registering security interests.
Maples and Calder
During the past year we have seen that the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") Financial Services Commission (the "Commission") has become increasingly strict with payment and filing deadline...
Conyers Dill & Pearman
In the second of two articles evaluating the BVI courts' recent approach to the recovery of foreign lawyers' fees under adverse costs orders in commercial litigation, Tameka Davis, counsel at Conyers, Dill & Pearman in the British Virgin Islands, ...
Travers Thorp Alberga
The BVI and Cayman Courts are usually the work horses of the Caribbean international financial centres. 2016 proved to be no different.
Mourant Ozannes
This guide is intended to provide an overview of Investment Funds in the British Virgin Islands.
Maples and Calder
The Government of the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") has recently announced an extension to the deadlines for the notification and reporting obligations under the Common Reporting Standard ("CRS").
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Travers Thorp Alberga
The BVI and Cayman Courts are usually the work horses of the Caribbean international financial centres. 2016 proved to be no different.
Maples and Calder
The British Virgin Islands continues to be a jurisdiction of choice for corporate vehicles entering into secured finance transactions, and remains a markedly creditor-friendly jurisdiction.
Harneys
The BVI International Arbitration Centre opened on 16 November 2016 and the BVI IAC Rules came into force on the same date giving full force to the Arbitration Act 2013 effective as of 1 October 2014 in the British Virgin Islands.
Harneys
On 11 May 2017, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) published its list of Reportable Jurisdictions for the Common Reporting Standards (CRS).
Bedell Cristin
issue a certificate of dissolution in the approved form certifying that the company has been dissolved.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") is becoming an increasingly popular jurisdiction for aviation finance not only in the private and corporate jet sectors, but also in the commercial aircraft sector.
Mourant Ozannes
This guide is intended to provide an overview of Investment Funds in the British Virgin Islands.
Walkers
The object of this memorandum is to provide clients of Walkers with information on the formation and operation of an international limited partnership in the British Virgin Islands.
Carey Olsen
Entities wishing to carry out regulated investment business in the BVI require approval from the BVI FSC under either SIBA or, in the case of investment managers, the lighter regulatory regime...
Harneys
This case, decided in March 2017, represents a fundamental protection for those who invest in or hold interests in the BVI.
Carey Olsen
SIBA and the Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations, 2012 set out a number of ongoing administrative requirements with which regulated entities in the British Virgin Islands must comply.
Walkers
At present only licensed insurers and recognised or registered funds can incorporate or register as an SPC under the BVI BC Act.
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