British Virgin Islands
The flexible corporate legislative framework in the British Virgin Islands makes the BVI an attractive jurisdiction for incorporating public companies.
The Securities and Investment Business (Amendment) Act, 2019, which came into effect on 31 December 2019...
A company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (the "BVI") can be placed into insolvent liquidation either by: a shareholders' qualifying resolution; or a court order, following an application to the court...
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").
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has introduced a new regulatory regime for the recognition of private investment funds.
Ogier has acted as British Virgin Islands counsel on the upsized Initial Public Offering on NASDAQ of East Stone Acquisition Corp., which closed 24 February 24 2020.
Presents come in all shapes and sizes, and some are more gratefully received than others. Shiny and exciting gifts may lose their lustre, yet items which were not expected, or even asked for, may...
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'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,...
The issue of succession may not be a primary consideration when incorporating a company in the BVI or indeed in any jurisdiction.
The BVI suffered severe damage by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. In the aftermath of the storms, the financial services community formed an alliance and worked together ...
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 ...
Of particular benefit to a new manager is that incubator or approved funds are not required to prepare an offering memorandum.
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British Overseas Dependent
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 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...
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...
We are pleased to announce the enactment of the new Limited Partnership Act. The LPA represents the culmination of the efforts of fourteen lawyers from eight British Virgin Islands law firms to create a state of the art limited partnership 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...
As the largest law firm in the BVI, Harneys has consistently worked on the biggest and most complex mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving BVI companies.