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Guide to BVI Virtual Assets Service Providers Act, 2022

In December 2022, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) enacted the Virtual Assets Service Providers Act, 2022 (the Act) which came into force on February 1, 2023. The Act introduces a formal supervisory framework for virtual assets service providers. The Act defines…

O’Neal Webster advises Masplay on its acquisition of Nike de Chile Ltda

O’Neal Webster acted as British Virgin Islands counsel to Masplay, S.A. and its wholly owned subsidiary Equinox Los Andes SPA on its multimillion-dollar acquisition of Nike de Chile Ltda. Masplay is the leading Andean region marketer and distributor of athletic…

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…

Fredonia Management Limited Completes Three-cornered BVI Statutory Merger

O’Neal Webster advised Fredonia Management Limited on the listing of its gold and silver exploration business on the Toronto Venture Exchange by way of a three-cornered BVI statutory merger. O’Neal Webster acted as British Virgin Islands counsel to Fredonia Management Limited (Fredonia…

BVI Approved Fund Managers and Their Ongoing Obligations

The Approved Fund Manager regime in the British Virgin Islands, which has been in force since 2012, has found tremendous success with fund managers, globally. The regime is particularly attractive for start-ups, but also well suited for established small and…

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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