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Ogier
International guidelines on cross-border insolvency matters have recently been adopted by the BVI courts.
Harneys
Companies incorporated in the BVI are, by most measures, the most popular offshore holding structure in the world
Travers Thorp Alberga
The BVI and Cayman Courts are usually the work horses of the Caribbean international financial centres. 2016 proved to be no different.
Harneys
The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (BVI FSC) has signed a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between members of the Group of International Financial Centre Supervisors.
Harneys
On 11 May 2017, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) published its list of Reportable Jurisdictions for the Common Reporting Standards (CRS).
Harneys
The BVI International Arbitration Centre opened on 16 November 2016 and the BVI IAC Rules came into force on the same date giving full force to the Arbitration Act 2013 effective as of 1 October 2014 in the British Virgin Islands.
Harneys
Public bodies must strike a balance when discharging their international obligations in the mutual exchange of information by ensuring that procedural fairness safeguards for BVI persons are observed in the performance of those obligations.
Walkers
The BVI Business Companies Act 2004 (the "Business Companies Act") imposes continuing obligations on all business companies. The main requirements of the Business Companies Act are summarised below.
Walkers
The BVI Financial Services Commission (the "FSC") Approved Investment Manager Guidelines (the "Guidelines") came into effect on 10 December 2012.
Harneys
A reference to the "perfect arbitration clause" is always likely to be a little controversial.
Harneys
The British Virgin Islands has long been hailed as a leading offshore jurisdiction for wealth management and asset protection amongst Latin American high net worth families and individuals.
Harneys
The fees charged to BVI Business Companies by the Registry of Corporate Affairs are to increase following the first substantive review since the BVI Business Companies Act came into force in 2005.
Ogier
BVI Commercial Court confirms extra-jurisdictional scope of free-standing relief under Arbitration Act in support of foreign arbitrations.
Harneys
Now that the United Kingdom has served notice to leave the European Union under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, managers of offshore funds have a clearer timetable for when Brexit will happen, with the UK scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019.
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
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...
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.
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.
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Travers Thorp Alberga
The BVI and Cayman Courts are usually the work horses of the Caribbean international financial centres. 2016 proved to be no different.
Harneys
The BVI International Arbitration Centre opened on 16 November 2016 and the BVI IAC Rules came into force on the same date giving full force to the Arbitration Act 2013 effective as of 1 October 2014 in the British Virgin Islands.
Harneys
On 11 May 2017, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) published its list of Reportable Jurisdictions for the Common Reporting Standards (CRS).
Harneys
Now that the United Kingdom has served notice to leave the European Union under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, managers of offshore funds have a clearer timetable for when Brexit will happen, with the UK scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019.
Harneys
The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (BVI FSC) has signed a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between members of the Group of International Financial Centre Supervisors.
Harneys
Public bodies must strike a balance when discharging their international obligations in the mutual exchange of information by ensuring that procedural fairness safeguards for BVI persons are observed in the performance of those obligations.
Harneys
The fees charged to BVI Business Companies by the Registry of Corporate Affairs are to increase following the first substantive review since the BVI Business Companies Act came into force in 2005.
Harneys
A reference to the "perfect arbitration clause" is always likely to be a little controversial.
Carey Olsen
As the founder of a startup company, one of the first questions you need to consider is "where should I incorporate my company?"
Walkers
The BVI Financial Services Commission (the "FSC") Approved Investment Manager Guidelines (the "Guidelines") came into effect on 10 December 2012.
Carey Olsen
When a solvent BVI company's purpose comes to an end, the directors or members of the company will often seek to dissolve the company.
Harneys
The British Virgin Islands has long been hailed as a leading offshore jurisdiction for wealth management and asset protection amongst Latin American high net worth families and individuals.
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