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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

BVI - Arbitration Offshore: Comparing Recent Developments in BVI and Cayman

Both BVI and Cayman have recently updated their arbitration regimes, as detailed in this article by Harneys Partners David Butler, Marc Kish, Colin Riegels and Andrew Thorp.

Cyprus - Cyprus: Opportunities for Offshore and Alternative Investment Funds

Cyprus is a growth jurisdiction for alternative investment funds. This article on Fund Administration:Opportunities for Offshore and Alternative Investment Funds by Aki Corsoni-Husain and Elina Mantrali appeared in EurekaHedge.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

14 July 2015 - Cayman Islands introduce opt-in regimes for AIFMD compliance

For the past few years, the ongoing developments in Europe in relation to EU investor access to non-EU alternative investment funds or EU alternative investment funds managed by non-EU managers have been the source of great debate, mainly as a result of...

03 July 2015 - US and UK FATCA – British Virgin Islands Self-Certification on Account Holders

The International Tax Authority (ITA) of the British Virgin Islands has released templates for Individual and Entity Self-Certification Forms under US and UK FATCA. Copies can be found on the BVI Government’s website. The templates have been...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Corporate and Commercial - Directors' Duties Under Cayman Islands Law

This guide examines directors' various duties under Cayman Islands law, including common law duties, statutory duties, and duties under the jurisdiction's insolvency, fraudulent trading, theft, fraud, securities and money laundering laws. Date: S

BVI - Potential Changes to Creditors’ Rights in the BVI – Administration Orders

The BVI is considering proposals to bring into force provisions which permit the making of administration orders in relation to BVI companies. This guide examines the proposals and their potential impact.

Webinars & Videos

In depth online seminars and short informative videos

BVI Investment Funds - Webinar: The BVI Incubator and Approved Funds

This 45-minute webinar, recorded in July 2015, focusses on the benefits and cost efficiencies of the BVI's new incubator and approved funds. Click on the image below to register and view the recording.

BVI Banking & Finance - Video: Proposed Changes to BVI Insolvency Law

The BVI is once again considering proposals to permit the making of administration orders in relation to BVI companies. Colin Riegels, Global Head of Banking & Finance, explains why anyone with a credit exposure to a BVI company needs to take notice.