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The Importance of BVI Legal Opinions – A Practical Perspective

Over the last few weeks, I have issued legal opinions to leading banks in Hong Kong; one of the largest banks in the United States; the HM Land Registry in the United Kingdom; the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office…
BVI Business Company

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…

BVI Economic Substance Act Roll-Out

The BVI Economic Substance (Companies and Partnerships) Act, 2018 (the ESA) roll-out continues with a target date of October 1, 2019. At that time, various changes to the BVI’s Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System Act come into force. These amendments…

BVI Companies and their Registered Agents: A critical relationship

A sometimes overlooked, yet critical, aspect of a British Virgin Islands (BVI) company is the role of its registered agent. Only a registered agent can incorporate a BVI company, and they are essential in its ongoing maintenance. Registered agents are…
UK Privy Council

Privy Council Hands Down Judgment in BVI Shareholder Rights

The Privy Council has recently handed down the judgment in Staray Capital Limited and another v Cha Yang [2017] UKPC 43, concerning the circumstances in which majority shareholder decisions to amend the Memorandum & Articles of Association (M&A) of a British…
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