British Virgin Islands
Companies that have been incorporated in other jurisdictions may be permitted to change their jurisdiction of incorporation to the British Virgin Islands ("BVI")
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 ...
We note that interest is growing in the new form of British Virgin Islands limited partnership that can be registered under the Limited Partnership Act 2017 (the "Act").
Whether fuelled by low oil, gas and commodity prices or propelled by the huge potential of the Trump administration's promises of regulatory and tax reform...
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is home to more than 416,000 active companies. This article considers the benefits of using a BVI company in financing transactions.
Proper fund governance has long been championed by Conyers Dill & Pearman, for the last decade we have encouraged our hedge fund clients to hold at least annual directors meetings.
The renowned BVI Business Companies Act which came into effect 2005 and modernised the BVI corporate law regime promulgated under the earlier International Business Companies Act of 1984...
This article covers the most commonly-asked questions regarding the use of BVI companies in transactions.
Despite the popular myth of the secrecy of BVI companies, the reality on the ground paints a different picture.
The Amendment Act has introduced some new concepts and in some cases has sought to clarify certain aspects of the existing legislation while providing greater flexibility in other areas.
The BVI's response to the UK government's call to the Overseas Territories for greater transparency in beneficial ownership has been incorporated in recent changes to BVI legislation.
The BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 (the "Amendment Act"), which includes new requirements for the filing of director information with the BVI Registry, among other changes, was published on 31 December 2015.
In an article first published by Citywealth, Ogier Marcus Leese says that UHNW Chinese and Southeast Asian families are taking business transfer issues more seriously as the stakes are higher...
You've appointed your independent directors. They seem like good people, came highly recommended, have great resumes and seem interested and enthusiastic about your strategy.
The BVI Business Companies Act of 2004 has been amended by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act of 2015.
The BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 was enacted in the BVI House of Assembly on 21 December 2015 and is due to come into force shortly.
The British Virgin Islands is by far the leading offshore incorporation jurisdiction with over 450,000 active business companies.
As the founder of a startup company, one of the first questions you need to consider is "where should I incorporate my company?"
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The BVI has announced amendments to its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regime in order to ensure continued compliance with developing international standards on transparency and AML regimes.