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Walkers
Although pooling orders have previously been made by the BVI Court, until now, there has been no published judgment confirming that this is a form of relief available within the BVI.
Appleby
It is rare that a Court has the opportunity to put to rest a series of controversial issues in a single judgment.
Ogier
The BVI has recently released several important regulatory amendments to its financial services legislation which are applicable to BVI funds and their advisors.
Ogier
With the enactment of the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2019, the British Virgin Islands has for the first time introduced a regulatory regime to regulate close-ended funds.
Appleby
The BVI has gazetted legislation which has come into force on 31 December 2019, introducing a supervisory regime for closed-ended funds.
Conyers
One consistent message resounded throughout the 3rd Annual BVI Arbitration Conference, which took place in November 2019.
O'Neal Webster
The British Virgin Islands is continuing its push into the financial technology (Fintech) space as a means of ensuring that it is not left behind as technology moves forward. At its recent Digital ...
Conyers
This may be of particular concern if the target assets are located (or believed to be located) offshore.
Conyers
Discipline is one of the key traits of any successful fund manager – sticking to the core investment strategy and avoiding style drift.
Conyers
The principal statute governing the formation and operation of a BVI business company is the Business Companies Act 2004, as amended (the ‘BC Act').
O'Neal Webster
Registering a vessel in the British Virgin Islands with O'Neal Webster is easy as 1, 2, 3.
O'Neal Webster
Ease of operation and flexibility are two of the most attractive features of a BVI business company (BVIBC). However, the death of a shareholder can cause disruption in company ...
O'Neal Webster
News outlets, including The Guardian and CNBC, were reporting and market watchers were opining in early 2019 that a slowing world economy forebodes a major global economic shift—possibly...
O'Neal Webster
The issue of economic substance is not a new one. More and more, modern companies coupled with new technology and trading practices challenge the notion of "economic substance" for value creation in the traditional sense ...
Eurofast
Following our previous notification dated May 2019, The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has passed legislation requiring certain legal entities carrying on Relevant Activities to demonstrate adequate ...
Conyers
We refer to our alert from June 2019 for guidance on the requirements of the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 and the definitions of Legal Entity, Relevant Activity and Financial Period.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC
The obligation to comply with the relevant substance requirements begins at the start of the initial financial period.
Appleby
With onshore M&A procedures often cumbersome and time consuming, the British Virgin Islands continue to offer a range of flexible yet familiar structuring options to facilitate takeover transactions.
Ogier
Ogier's global teams are leading offshore advisers on big-ticket, international M&A transactions. Strong deal flow continues in sectors as diverse as pharmaceuticals, events, hotels and leisure,...
Appleby
The British Virgin Islands International Tax Authority (ITA) published the Rules on Economic Substance in the British Virgin Islands (Rules) on 9 October 2019.
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