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Maples and Calder
There is no bar on private prosecutions for the vast majority of criminal offences; therefore, in theory, any authority or private party may prosecute.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
There are many hurdles cross-border high-value litigation throws up before a seasoned lawyer but 200mph winds, razed infrastructure and departmental displacement are not ordinarily among them.
Ogier
Shares in a British Virgin islands (BVI) company, held personally or via a nominee arrangement, will be effectively frozen on the passing away of the individual shareholders.
Maples and Calder
The legislation governing arbitration in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is the Arbitration Act 2013
Ogier
BVI entity can be either incorporated as a segregated portfolio company or if already incorporated, registered as such by the Registrar.
Ogier
Ogier's Nicholas Brookes has been part of the team that successfully defended a high-profile and long-running BVI trusts dispute that was fought all the way to the Privy Council.
Ogier
The claim in this matter, Zorin Sachak Khan et al v Gany Holdings et al BVI HCMAP 2014/0018, concerns the appropriation of trust property and it sought various trust-related remedies.
Campbells
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").
Appleby
Changes to the British Virgin Islands' Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice, 2008 (the Code) will permit entities in the BVI to use digital verification of identities
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Of particular benefit to a new manager is that incubator or approved funds are not required to prepare an offering memorandum.
Maples and Calder
The SIBA, 2010, as amended ("SIBA") and its subsidiary legislation, including the Securities and Investment Business Regulations, 2015, provides for the regulation of open-ended mutual funds, among other matters.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Many BVI companies have only one director/shareholder.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
The BVI Government has enacted a measure which exempts nationals of the People's Republic of China from the need to apply for a visa to visit the BVI for up to six months for business or tourism purposes.
Ogier
A significant percentage of all employment within the OECD group comes from small enterprises, many of which have fewer than 9 employees and, as such, are frequently termed 'micro' businesses.
Appleby
The Bank of Asia has been established in the BVI to address the growing needs of offshore companies and their owners.
Carey Olsen
A segregated portfolio company ("SPC") is incorporated under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (as amended) (the "BCA").
Maples and Calder
The British Virgin Islands is a well-established jurisdiction of choice for international businesses, and has long provided innovative legal structures for cross border trading and investment activity.
Maples and Calder
In this chapter we will focus on the popularity of BVI companies as listing vehicles on international stock exchanges, including the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange...
Maples and Calder
Pursuant to the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 and the Mutual Funds Regulations, 2010, all BVI private, professional and public funds and all BVI investment business licence holders...
Ogier
For shares in a BVI company held personally or via a nominee arrangement, such shares will be effectively frozen upon the passing away of individual shareholders.
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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.
Campbells
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").
Ogier
Ogier's Nicholas Brookes has been part of the team that successfully defended a high-profile and long-running BVI trusts dispute that was fought all the way to the Privy Council.
Ogier
The claim in this matter, Zorin Sachak Khan et al v Gany Holdings et al BVI HCMAP 2014/0018, concerns the appropriation of trust property and it sought various trust-related remedies.
Appleby
Changes to the British Virgin Islands' Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice, 2008 (the Code) will permit entities in the BVI to use digital verification of identities
Maples and Calder
In this chapter we will focus on the popularity of BVI companies as listing vehicles on international stock exchanges, including the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange...
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.
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.
Appleby
The Bank of Asia has been established in the BVI to address the growing needs of offshore companies and their owners.
Maples and Calder
Pursuant to the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 and the Mutual Funds Regulations, 2010, all BVI private, professional and public funds and all BVI investment business licence holders...
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.
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