Corporate & Commercial

Articles and news about BVI corporate and commercial law and transactions.

O’Neal Webster Acts for Scotiabank on the Sale of its BVI Operations

O’Neal Webster advised The Bank of Nova Scotia, a leading bank in Canada and leading financial services provider in the Americas, on the sale of its British Virgin Islands operations to Republic Financial Holdings Limited. The O’Neal Webster team was…
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The Striking Off and Restoration of BVI Companies

By Asha Johnson-Willins British Virgin Island law sets out clear procedures for striking off, dissolution, and restoration of BVI companies. Governed by the BVI Business Companies Act and the Insolvency Act, the procedures apply to BVI Business Companies as well…
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Redomiciling to the BVI: A wise choice for many companies in the COVID-19 era

Companies often consider “what if” they could transfer to another jurisdiction based on what is currently happening in their jurisdiction, or simply to take advantage of the regime and benefits offered by another jurisdiction. This era of COVID-19 is unprecedented…
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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Adopts Measures for Alternative Effect Of Service On Bvi Business Companies

Prior to the impact of COVID-19, effect of service of a claim form or other document on a BVI Business Company was attained by the physical delivery of service at the company’s registered office or registered agent’s office.  On 23…
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BVI FSC Extends Annual Licence Fee Payment Deadline for Certain Licensees

An important notice came from the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the Commission) on March 23, 2020. The Commission acknowledged the possible business disruptions that the global pandemic COVID-19 may present for certain licensees in complying with the upcoming…
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What BVI Employers Need to Know and Do in the Present COVID-19 Business Environment

Over the past few weeks, British Virgin Island authorities and the business community have been actively monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 disease. With the surge of reported cases around the world, and now in the Caribbean, all major stakeholders in…
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EU Upgrades BVI to Whitelist Status

BVI government welcomes whitelist status announcement. Blacklist expands to include 12 jurisdictions. On 18 February 2020, EU Finance Ministers updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, upgrading the British Virgin Islands to whitelist status, which designates the country as a fully…
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MITIGATING BVI BUSINESS COMPANY DISRUPTION

Structure your BVI company shareholding to eliminate or reduce delays associated with probate 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…
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