British Virgin Islands
M&A activity involving a British Virgin Islands company is principally regulated under Part IX of the BVI Business Companies
Act, 2004 (as amended, the "Act").
It is rare that a Court has the opportunity to put to rest a series of controversial issues in a single judgment.
The principal statute governing the formation and operation of a BVI business company is the Business Companies Act 2004, as amended (the ‘BC Act').
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 ...
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.
In a judgment handed down by the British Virgin Islands High Court on 25 July 2019, Renaissance Ventures Ltd and another were awarded rectification of the share register of a billion dollar corporate group, Comodo Holdings Ltd.
The issue of succession may not be a primary consideration when incorporating a company in the BVI or indeed in any jurisdiction.
The Court of Appeal has recently ruled in BTI 2014 LLC -v- Sequana SA & Ors  EWCA Civ 112 that an otherwise lawful dividend may still be found to be a transaction defrauding creditors.
In Antow Holdings Limited v. Best Nation Investments Limited, a case concerning a challenge to the transfer of shares, the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal ...
A long-awaited Court of Appeal judgment has clarified the treatment of bearer shares in BVI Companies not dealt with prior to the ‘transition date' of 31 December 2009.
The Privy Council has recently handed down the judgment in Staray Capital Limited and another v Cha Yang  UKPC 43, concerning the circumstances in which majority shareholder decisions ...
Securitisation is, in its very basic terms, the process of taking an illiquid asset, or group of assets, and through financial engineering, transforming them into a security ...
Many BVI companies have only one director/shareholder.
A segregated portfolio company ("SPC") is incorporated under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (as amended) (the "BCA").
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.
Once a fairly niche investment strategy of concern to US-listed businesses, shareholder activism is an increasingly global phenomenon.
The British Virgin Islands will implement its new beneficial ownership reporting regime on July 1, 2017, by virtue of the recently passed BOSSs Act, 2017, (BOSSs), which comes into force on June 30, 2017.
Companies incorporated in the BVI are, by most measures, the
most popular offshore holding structure in the world
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.