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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.
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
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 VISTA regime was introduced as a solution to what is commonly referred to as 'the prudent investor problem'.
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.
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
Robert Briant at Conyers Dill & Pearman looks at British Virgin Islands law governing the takeover (or privatisation) of public companies.
Harneys
In a recent decision in the case of TIPP Investments PCC v. Chagala Group Ltd. et al (BVIHCM 102/2016), Mr Justice Davis-White clarified the issue of the standing of beneficial shareholders that we highlighted in our previous article. As we had said was the likely outcome of any reconsideration of the case of Headstart Class F Holdings Ltd and another v Y2K Finance Inc (BVIHCV 278/2007
O'Neal Webster
The renowned BVI Business Companies Act which came into effect 2005 and modernised the BVI corporate law regime promulgated under the earlier International Business Companies Act of 1984...
Harneys
If you are already registered with CIMA, then you will have received a reminder email by now. You must renew your registration or licence if you are already appointed as a director of an entity...
Withers LLP
Two and a half years after VTB Bank filed a US$ 30 million claim in the BVI Commercial Court against Withers BVI client Alexander Katunin for enforcement of a Russian default judgment...
Walkers
Walkers Partners Rosalind Nicholson and John O'Driscoll and associate Cate Barbour acted for the successful defendants in an important case.
Harneys
The Trusts (Amendment) Law 2016 (the Amendment Law) was gazetted on 23 November 2016 and has amended and modernised the current Cayman Islands Trusts Law (2011 Revision).
Harneys
There are several circumstances in which a beneficial owner of shares may wish to bring an action for unfair prejudice without the participation of the legal owner of his shares.
Harneys
The Bermuda Commercial Court has provided guidance as to the considerations it will take into account when deciding the identity of the JPLs.
Harneys
The Exempted Limited Partnership Law (the ELP Law) governs the formation of exempted limited partnerships (ELPs) in the Cayman Islands.
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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.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
The British Virgin Islands is by far the leading offshore incorporation jurisdiction with over 450,000 active business companies.
Harneys
Despite the popular myth of the secrecy of BVI companies, the reality on the ground paints a different picture.
Harneys
One of the thornier issues which comes up in legal practice from time to time is the backdating of documents.
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.
Harneys
This guide outlines the procedure for a voluntary liquidation of a solvent Cayman Islands exempted company and the duties of its liquidator.
Oak Trust Group
BVI companies are governed by the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (the Act), which has recently been amended by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 (the Amendment Act).
Harneys
In a recent decision in the case of TIPP Investments PCC v. Chagala Group Ltd. et al (BVIHCM 102/2016), Mr Justice Davis-White clarified the issue of the standing of beneficial shareholders that we highlighted in our previous article. As we had said was the likely outcome of any reconsideration of the case of Headstart Class F Holdings Ltd and another v Y2K Finance Inc (BVIHCV 278/2007
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.
Maples and Calder
The BVI courts have tackled a number of trust disputes over the last couple of years, addressing a number of important issues, some of which have not been the subject of previous decisions.
Harneys
Restoring a company to good standing is one avenue by which a creditor may pursue an asset thought to have vanished.
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