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Harneys
Interest in the setting up and distribution of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the BVI and other offshore locations has mushroomed during 2017; we expect this to continue going forward.
Harneys
The Limited Liabilities Companies Law (the Cayman LLC Law) came into force in the Cayman Islands in 2016, introducing a new type of corporate vehicle in the Cayman Islands, the limited liability company (the Cayman LLC).
Harneys
Whether fuelled by low oil, gas and commodity prices or propelled by the huge potential of the Trump administration's promises of regulatory and tax reform...
Harneys
As the largest law firm in the BVI, Harneys has consistently worked on the biggest and most complex mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving BVI companies.
Maples and Calder
Both plans of arrangement and schemes of arrangement require approval by an order of the court.
Harneys
The BVI Government has enacted a measure which exempts various categories of people from the need to obtain work permits.
Mourant Ozannes
This guide is intended to provide an overview of Investment Funds in the British Virgin Islands.
Maples and Calder
Maples and Calder represented both parties to a successful application brought by a retiring security agent and trustee, under an English law governed facility agreement, for an order under section 52 (1) (a) of the BVI Trustee Act vesting in the incoming security agent and trustee, ..
Harneys
‘Forum shopping' can lead to some fierce jurisdictional battles particularly in insolvency where the choice can be stark between debtor and creditor friendly procedures
Harneys
Once a fairly niche investment strategy of concern to US-listed businesses, shareholder activism is an increasingly global phenomenon.
Harneys
Offshore companies, particularly those incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) or the Cayman Islands, are commonly used as vehicles to purchase and hold UK real estate.
Walkers
Where security is granted by a BVI Business Company, lenders should ensure the security package is properly registered for BVI law purposes as soon as the security documents are executed.
Kinanis LLC
The BVI Government has enacted new legislation to establish a secure search system facilitating the effective and efficient storage and disclosure of beneficial owner information for all corporate and legal...
Conyers Dill & Pearman
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is home to more than 416,000 active companies. This article considers the benefits of using a BVI company in financing transactions.
Maples and Calder
The new Regime codifies a commitment agreed by the BVI (together with other Crown dependencies and overseas territories) with the UK Government by way of an Exchange of Notes in April 2016...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Baker Tilly
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published three Consultation Papers proposing simplification of the Prospectus Regulation.
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Harneys
As the largest law firm in the BVI, Harneys has consistently worked on the biggest and most complex mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving BVI companies.
Harneys
Whether fuelled by low oil, gas and commodity prices or propelled by the huge potential of the Trump administration's promises of regulatory and tax reform...
Harneys
The Limited Liabilities Companies Law (the Cayman LLC Law) came into force in the Cayman Islands in 2016, introducing a new type of corporate vehicle in the Cayman Islands, the limited liability company (the Cayman LLC).
Harneys
The Exempted Limited Partnership Law (the ELP Law) governs the formation of exempted limited partnerships (ELPs) in the Cayman Islands.
Harneys
Despite the popular myth of the secrecy of BVI companies, the reality on the ground paints a different picture.
Harneys
This guide outlines the procedure for a voluntary liquidation of a solvent Cayman Islands exempted company and the duties of its liquidator.
Harneys
Offshore companies, particularly those incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) or the Cayman Islands, are commonly used as vehicles to purchase and hold UK real estate.
Withers LLP
The BVI's response to the UK government's call to the Overseas Territories for greater transparency in beneficial ownership has been incorporated in recent changes to BVI legislation.
Carey Olsen
The purpose of this briefing is to describe the types of security which can be taken over shares in BVI companies and various issues in relation to the granting, perfection and enforcement of such security.
Harneys
A trust is a legal relationship created when a person (the settlor) places assets under the control of another person (the trustee) for the benefit of specified persons (the beneficiaries) or for specified purposes.
Kinanis LLC
The BVI Government has enacted new legislation to establish a secure search system facilitating the effective and efficient storage and disclosure of beneficial owner information for all corporate and legal...
Harneys
This concise guide discusses the Cayman Islands Companies Law requirements relating to the registration of security interests over the assets of a Cayman Islands exempted company.
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