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Maples and Calder
The jurisdiction has implemented the OECD Common Reporting Standards.
O'Neal Webster
Microbusinesses are a growing, vibrant, and profitable economic segment throughout the world. Such enterprises provide flexibility for individuals to operate on their terms ...
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Many of the initial questions US counsel will have for a sponsor looking to launch a new hedge fund will be about the anticipated investor base, as that factor is fundamental in determining the appropriate fund structure.
Harneys
The BVI Government announced this week that the Customs Duty exemption period will expire on March 31, 2018.
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.
Walkers
Walkers is pleased to confirm that the new BVI Limited Partnership Act, 2017 (the "LPA") is now in force and theRegistry of Corporate Affairs is accepting the registration of limited partnerships...
O'Neal Webster
The recipe for finding your dream property in the British Virgin Islands includes a dash of local knowledge, an adequate measure of adventure, a quantity of trusted counsel, and an appetite for delight!
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Conyers Dill & Pearman act for a group of minority shareholders of a BVI company known as King Bun Limited in a derivative action against its Hong Kong based directors for damages caused to the company ...
Maples and Calder
The BVI International Tax Authority ("ITA") has confirmed that the British Virgin Islands Financial Account Reporting System ("BVIFARS") has now been reopened following closures due to hurricanes Irma and Maria and is accepting both Common Reporting Standard ("CRS") and US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") filings
O'Neal Webster
Best-known for its stunning natural beauty—jewel-colored waters, soft sandy beaches, and lush mountain ridges—the British Virgin Islands also excels among her peers in the international financial services industry
Ogier
The eagerly awaited British Virgin Islands Partnership Act 2017 (the Limited Partnership Act or the Act) which was enacted in December 2017 has now been officially gazetted and brought into force.
Campbells
The Privy Council has upheld changes to a BVI company's Articles of Association, despite these changes being motivated by a desire to exclude a minority shareholder.
Ogier
Initial currency offerings (ICOs) of crypto-currencies, tokens and other block chain based assets raised over US$ 3.5 billion in 2017.
Carey Olsen
In the January 2018 edition of our dispute resolution and insolvency bulletin, we review eight cases from the BVI Commercial Court and BVI Court of Appeal from the past year.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
In the recent Court of Appeal decision of Steadroy Matthews -v- Garna O'Neal, BVIHCVAP 2015/0019 ("Steadroy Matthews") the Court upheld an award of pre-judgment interest on general damages...
Carey Olsen
A number of significant natural resources transactions in the latter part of last year are representative of an upshift in deal activity across the sector...
AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC
The BVI are one of the most popular world offshore jurisdictions. Approximately 40% of the world's offshore companies choose to operate its business in this country.
Carey Olsen
In the January 2018 edition of our dispute resolution and insolvency bulletin...
Maples and Calder
To what extent is domicile or habitual residence relevant in determining liability to taxation in your jurisdiction? There is no direct taxation in the British Virgin Islands (save as specified in question 2.3).
Harneys
After ten years of negotiations, Luxembourg and Cyprus signed their first double-tax treaty on 8 May.
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Harneys
Companies incorporated in the BVI are, by most measures, the most popular offshore holding structure in the world
Harneys
The Exempted Limited Partnership Law (the ELP Law) governs the formation of exempted limited partnerships (ELPs) in the Cayman Islands.
Walkers
Walkers is pleased to confirm that the new BVI Limited Partnership Act, 2017 (the "LPA") is now in force and theRegistry of Corporate Affairs is accepting the registration of limited partnerships...
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.
Ogier
Initial currency offerings (ICOs) of crypto-currencies, tokens and other block chain based assets raised over US$ 3.5 billion in 2017.
Harneys
Interest in the setting up and distribution of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the BVI and other offshore locations has mushroomed during 2017; we expect this to continue going forward.
Maples and Calder
To what extent is domicile or habitual residence relevant in determining liability to taxation in your jurisdiction? There is no direct taxation in the British Virgin Islands (save as specified in question 2.3).
O'Neal Webster
The recipe for finding your dream property in the British Virgin Islands includes a dash of local knowledge, an adequate measure of adventure, a quantity of trusted counsel, and an appetite for delight!
Harneys
Despite the popular myth of the secrecy of BVI companies, the reality on the ground paints a different picture.
Harneys
The Limited Liabilities Companies Law (the Cayman LLC Law) came into force in the Cayman Islands in 2016, introducing a new type of corporate vehicle in the Cayman Islands, the limited liability company (the Cayman LLC).
Harneys
Offshore companies, particularly those incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) or the Cayman Islands, are commonly used as vehicles to purchase and hold UK real estate.
Harneys
As you might expect at a January conference, a lot of time was spent during the breakouts looking at the tea leaves to determine what 2017 might hold for us.
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