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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

BVI - Senior officer resignations – what steps do licensees need to take?

In light of increased numbers of senior officer resignations, this article reviews the steps licensees must take to avoid risking enforcement action as a breach of the parent legislation under which the licensee’s licence is granted. When...

BVI - International Financial Centres will facilitate the opening up of Cuba

When Raul Castro took over from his brother as President of Cuba in 2008, he began a long-anticipated process of political and economic reform. As a result of his strategy, the stagnant economy has been gradually coming to life, galvanised by a...

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

22 September 2016 - Cyprus amends citizenship by investment program

Amendments to the Cyprus citizenship by investment program in September 2016 have amplified the appeal of the already investor friendly Cypriot citizenship program, leading to an increased interest from foreign nationals. The changes include: The...

02 September 2016 - BVI Commercial Court appoints the Honourable Mr Justice Davis-White QC

The Honourable Mr Justice Davis-White QC appointed as BVI Commercial Court Judge Harneys is pleased to report the appointment of Malcom Davis-White QC as a Commercial Court Judge for the Michaelmas Term 2016. He is a leading silk with wide ranging...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Tax and Regulatory - Q&A for solvent voluntary liquidations for BVI companies

This is a short guide to solvent voluntary liquidations of companies incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. It is not intended as a substitute for full legal advice but more as an aide memoire to the procedures involved.

Investment Funds - Limited Liability Companies in the Cayman Islands

Download a PDF of this article here. On 8 July 2016, the Limited Liability Companies Law, 2016 (LLC Law) came into force in the Cayman Islands. The LLC Law introduces a new type of corporate vehicle in the Cayman Islands, the limited liability company...

Webinars & Videos

In depth online seminars and short informative videos

BVI - Video: Directors' duties in the BVI

Harneys Partner Greg Boyd and Senior Associate George Weston discuss directors' duties in the BVI.

Corporate and Commercial - Video: What Lenders and Borrowers Need to Know - A Snapshot of Changes to BVI Law in 2015

In this video, Harneys Senior Associates Hamish Masson and Michelle Frett-Mathavious provide a quick summary of the key developments in 2015 in BVI law most likely to be of interest to lenders and borrowers. For more details click here...