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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

BVI Banking & Finance - Divided loyalties – the issue of directors’ duties in joint ventures

Every company lawyer is taught from an early stage that a director owes their duties to the company, and not to the shareholders or any individual shareholder. This is sometimes referred to as the rule in Percival v Wright [1902] 2 Ch 401. In relation to...

BVI Banking & Finance - Security registrations in BVI – a closer look at difficult issues

One of the more popular features of BVI company law is its regime for registering security interests. It is quick, clean and efficient – either party can register security online by merely filing a form with the relevant particulars and paying the...

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

20 June 2017 - BVI's new beneficial ownership regime to take effect on 1 July 2017

The BVI has enacted legislation to implement a networked database of beneficial ownership interests in companies incorporated or domiciled in the jurisdiction. The database, known as the Beneficial Ownership Secure Search (BOSS) System, is being...

06 June 2017 - New revision of Trusts legislation in Cayman

The Trusts Law (2017 Revision) (2017 Revision) was gazetted on 31 May 2017. The 2017 Revision is the first full revision of the Cayman Islands Trusts Law since its 2011 Revision (2011 Revision) and incorporates the Trusts (Amendment) Law 2016...

Guides

Reference materials detailing key laws

Investment Funds - Guide to investment funds in the Cayman Islands

Investment fund vehicles established in Cayman continue to be extremely popular amongst investment managers and investors alike. The Cayman Islands has established a dominant position in the field of offshore investment funds. Updated May 2017

Corporate and Commercial - Guide to the Securities Investment Business Law

The SIB Law regulates the conduct of certain securities investment activities. Updated May 2017

Webinars & Videos

In depth online seminars and short informative videos

Cayman Islands - Dissenting Shareholder Claims in Cayman

Mergers are a favored method of takeover or restructuring in the Cayman Islands, and the jurisdiction's clear and flexible merger framework is increasingly being used to effectively implement high profile takeovers and group restructurings. In this...

Restructuring and Insolvency - Interim Measures in the BVI

In this short video Partner Jeremy Child of Harneys' London office discusses the way the BVI Arbitration Act empowers the BVI Court to grant interim measures in order to protect arbitrations. ...