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British Virgin Islands: A Country of Proud Landowners

By Willa Tavernier, O’Neal Webster BVI. What was once a group of islands thought to be settled by accident rather than by design, has now, rather aptly, been termed “the treasure under our feet.” The latter phrase was used by JR O’Neal, a noted…

The Reverse Takeover: A BVI perspective

A reverse takeover (RTO) is a transaction by which a publicly traded company acquires all the shares of a target company that has an operating business, but whose shares are privately held. By virtue of the RTO, shareholders of the…

AMENDMENTS TO THE BVI’S PRIVATE TRUST COMPANY REGULATIONS 2021

Since the BVI’s Financial Services (Exemptions) Regulations, 2007 (as amended, “the PTC Regulations”) came into effect, the BVI has become the jurisdiction of choice for private trust companies. Over one thousand such companies have so far been established. Background The…
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