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Walkers
The Financial Services Commission of the British Virgin Islands announced on 20 March 2017 that it has made an enhancement to its Virtual Integrated Registry and Regulatory General Information Network.
Walkers
There will no longer be a separate fee for a new company to register its initial Register of Directors.
Harneys
In schedule 2 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice 2008, the BVI have recognised a list of jurisdictions that have laws and regulations similar to that of the BVI.
Walkers
Walkers is interested to note that businesses have been increasingly taking advantage of the statutory provisions relating to mergers in the British Virgin Islands.
Walkers
Walkers is interested to note that businesses have been increasingly taking advantage of the statutory provisions relating to mergers in the BVI. These provisions are set out in the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (as amended).
Maples and Calder
The primary sources of regulation of M&A in the British Virgin Islands are the Business Companies Act, 2004 (the "Companies Act") and common law.
Maples and Calder
The primary sources of regulation of M&A in the British Virgin Islands are the Business Companies Act, 2004 (the "Companies Act") and common law.
Ogier
There have been a series of costs decisions in the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") that had created a degree of uncertainty about the recovery of foreign lawyers' fees.
Harneys
Under most jurisdictions, unless a trust is established for charitable purposes, the assets require to be held for a specific beneficiary or class of beneficiaries.
Carey Olsen
The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") is a long-standing jurisdiction of choice for incorporating joint venture and private equity vehicles. In more recent years it has also become an established option...
Harneys
Where the owner of a BVI company dies, his/her interest in shares in a BVI company cannot be validly transmitted to his/her heirs until the appropriate grant (of probate, letters of administration...
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.
Harneys
The clock is ticking towards April 2017 when the new rules affecting the status of non-domiciled but UK resident individuals as set out in Finance Bill 2017 will take full force and effect.
Harneys
The VISTA regime was introduced as a solution to what is commonly referred to as 'the prudent investor problem'.
Harneys
The primary issues that a person intending to import a yacht into the BVI needs to consider are import duties and satisfaction of any applicable regulatory/licensing requirements.
O'Neal Webster
The UK Government's recent consultation on tax reforms in respect of non-domiciled individuals, whether resident or not, has resulted in a shake-up of company law.
Ogier
Offshore centres are poised to benefit from the enormous growth forecast in Islamic finance over the next few years, says Ogier's Head of Banking and Finance in Asia.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
A great deal of global wealth, particularly wealth in the Asian and MENA regions, is held through British Virgin Islands ("BVI") business companies.
Walkers
The Court of Appeal has held that a misinterpretation of the law and a miscalculation of statutory time limits does not justify a relief from sanction.
Ogier
2016 was an incredibly hard year for the hedge fund industry. One industry statistic has suggested that new fund launches were 40% down on 2015, with the number of new funds...
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Maples and Calder
In your jurisdiction, what pre-entrpy estate and gift tax planning can be undertaken? There are no estate or gift taxes in the British Virgin Islands.
Carey Olsen
The applications were unsuccessfully contested on the principal ground that the appointment of liquidators would irretrievably damage the prospects of a wider, global restructuring...
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Proper fund governance has long been championed by Conyers Dill & Pearman, for the last decade we have encouraged our hedge fund clients to hold at least annual directors meetings.
Walkers
The Court of Appeal has held that a misinterpretation of the law and a miscalculation of statutory time limits does not justify a relief from sanction.
Walkers
The powers of provisional liquidators are limited to the extent necessary to maintain the value of the company's assets.
Bedell Cristin
issue a certificate of dissolution in the approved form certifying that the company has been dissolved.
Harneys
As you might expect at a January conference, a lot of time was spent during the breakouts looking at the tea leaves to determine what 2017 might hold for us.
Ogier
2016 was an incredibly hard year for the hedge fund industry. One industry statistic has suggested that new fund launches were 40% down on 2015, with the number of new funds...
O'Neal Webster
The Privy Council handed down a December 2016 judgment in a matrimonial appeal from the British Virgin Islands which challenged the lower courts' ruling on the division of property in divorce proceedings.
OIL
The Government of the British Virgin Islands gazetted the BVI Business Companies Act (Amendment of Schedule 1)(No. 3) Order, 2016 on 20 December 2016 concerning new Registry fees to be charged to BVI Business Companies.
Harneys
2016 was the year of Donald Trump, Brexit and extensive overtime for celebrity obituary writers.
Harneys
The BVI has a full suite of modern legislation and rules to push the jurisdiction forward as a center for arbitration.
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