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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.
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.
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.
Mourant Ozannes
This guide is intended to provide an overview of Investment Funds in the British Virgin Islands.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") is home to over 416,000 active companies. This article considers the benefits of using a BVI company in financing transactions.
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.
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.
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...
Walkers
Under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (as amended) ("BVI BC Act"), a company limited by shares may be incorporated or, if it has already been incorporated, be registered by the Registrar...
Walkers
At present only licensed insurers and recognised or registered funds can incorporate or register as an SPC under the BVI BC Act.
Walkers
There will no longer be a separate fee for a new company to register its initial Register of Directors.
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...
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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.
Mourant Ozannes
This guide is intended to provide an overview of Investment Funds 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...
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.
Walkers
Under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (as amended) ("BVI BC Act"), a company limited by shares may be incorporated or, if it has already been incorporated, be registered by the Registrar...
Conyers Dill & Pearman
The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") is home to over 416,000 active companies. This article considers the benefits of using a BVI company in financing transactions.
Harneys
The Exempted Limited Partnership Law (the ELP Law) governs the formation of exempted limited partnerships (ELPs) in the Cayman Islands.
Harneys
This guide outlines the procedure for a voluntary liquidation of a solvent Cayman Islands exempted company and the duties of its liquidator.
Harneys
Despite the popular myth of the secrecy of BVI companies, the reality on the ground paints a different picture.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
The British Virgin Islands is by far the leading offshore incorporation jurisdiction with over 450,000 active business companies.
Harneys
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