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Harneys
The BVI is recognised globally as a leading funds jurisdiction. It has built up this reputation over the course of many successful decades, based upon the essential building blocks of being tax neutral...
Harneys
The BVI is expected to undergo its fourth round of mutual evaluation by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in 2018 based on the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) international standards on combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation.
Harneys
The Financial Services Commission Act 2001 was amended by the Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Act 2017 (the Amendment) on 1 May 2017.
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.
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.
Harneys
On 16 November 2016, the BVI Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) issued Statutory Instrument 69 of 2016 entitled "The Direction Given by the Financial Investigation Agency (Revocation) Order 2016".
Harneys
Segregated Portfolio Companies (SPCs) are well recognised and widely used corporate vehicles, and the BVI is seeing increasing demand for them in the funds context.
Harneys
Note in particular that penalties frequently apply for late filings and so the registered office should be informed promptly of any notifiable changes to allow the appropriate filing/s to be made.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
We have prepared this Securities and Investment Business Act Compendium as a service to our clients. The principal statute is the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 as amended.
Harneys
Cyprus can offer a solution to international firms and institutions seeking certainty over access to the EU Single Market.
Maples and Calder
The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") International Tax Authority ("ITA") has issued a set of guidance notes (the "CRS Guidance Notes") to assist in the interpretation of the OECD's Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Tax Matters ...
Harneys
In an age of increasing transparency, it is vital that you use the incubation period to start preparing for a time when you will need to meet institutional-style demands in terms of your operations.
Bedell Cristin
There are over 465,000 active BVI companies and, given the popularity of such companies, they are often used in secured financing transactions.
Bedell Cristin
There is no requirement or need to obtain any certificate or undertaking to that effect.
Harneys
One of the tired narratives that you regularly hear when discussing sport is why people who throw/kick/catch a ball for a living deserve to be paid such ridiculous sums of money.
Harneys
Funds classified as Exempt Funds under the Investment Funds Act 2006 of Bermuda have until 3 October 2016 to be reclassified as Class A Exempt Funds or Class B Exempt Funds (the New Classes).
Harneys
When our global funds partners decided to meet in the Entertainment Capital of the World, there was a great deal of scepticism from the rest of the firm as to how constructive our collective output from the meetings might be.
Harneys
This Article examines in summary whether EU-based subsidiaries of the sanctioned Russian state-owned entities listed in Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014 (Regulation 833)
Harneys
Private Equity Funds and Fund of Funds in China, also known as ‘Sunshine Funds', are growing rapidly. In this guest post, my colleague and Managing Partner of Harneys Shanghai Kristy Calvert explores the reasons behind this trend.
Harneys
Passporting is currently only available for EU Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) managed by EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs).
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Harneys
This Article examines in summary whether EU-based subsidiaries of the sanctioned Russian state-owned entities listed in Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014 (Regulation 833)
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.
Maples and Calder
In this guide, Michael Gagie and Matthew Gilbert provide an overview of British Virgin Islands lending and secured finance law. Their contribution formed part of the 3rd edition of the Lending & Secured Finance guide, published in April 2015 and covering law in 46 jurisdictions.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
The British Virgin Islands has a regulatory regime which makes it significantly easier for mid-market private equity and venture capital firms to establish investment managers and advisors in the BVI.
Maples and Calder
The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") International Tax Authority ("ITA") has issued a set of guidance notes (the "CRS Guidance Notes") to assist in the interpretation of the OECD's Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Tax Matters ...
Maples and Calder
The government of the British Virgin Islands has recently published The Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulations 2015 providing for the approval of two new types of investment fund in the jurisdiction, namely the incubator fund and the approved fund.
Harneys
Cyprus can offer a solution to international firms and institutions seeking certainty over access to the EU Single Market.
Harneys
Passporting is currently only available for EU Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) managed by EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs).
Walkers
Whilst completely separate regimes, the CRS imposes similar reporting and other obligations as are required under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or "FATCA" regime.
Harneys
On 16 November 2016, the BVI Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) issued Statutory Instrument 69 of 2016 entitled "The Direction Given by the Financial Investigation Agency (Revocation) Order 2016".
Conyers Dill & Pearman
We have prepared this Securities and Investment Business Act Compendium as a service to our clients. The principal statute is the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 as amended.
Harneys
One of the tired narratives that you regularly hear when discussing sport is why people who throw/kick/catch a ball for a living deserve to be paid such ridiculous sums of money.
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