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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

BVI - Power to Assist Foreign Insolvency Proceedings in the British Virgin Islands

The volume of asset holding structures in the BVI often draws the attention of foreign insolvency and bankruptcy professionals. To what extent will they enjoy recognition in the BVI and in what circumstances?

Tax and Regulatory - Offshore SPVs in Shariah compliant transactions post-FATCA

This article, which appeared in Islamic Finance News on 5 November 2014, was authored by Partner Louise Groom and Associates Joanna Hossack and Ian Montgomery.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

14 November 2014 - BVI's FATCA implementation continues

The implementation of the FATCA Intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) signed by the BVI with the US and the UK has taken another step forward by way of amendments to the Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Act, 2003 (MLAT) (published in...

28 October 2014 - Cayman law amended to facilitate the grant of interim relief in aid of foreign proceedings

In modern litigation there is often a strong possibility that obtaining interim relief from the court of the jurisdiction in which you are suing your opponent will not fully protect you against the dissipation by him of assets which you either claim are...


Reference materials detailing key laws

BVI - I am a Director of a BVI Company: Now what?

In this guide, Harneys Services General Counsel Jason Jagessar examines key rules of directorships of BVI Companies.

FATCA - Record Keeping Obligations for BVI Companies, Partnerships, Trusts and Other Organisations

This Harneys guide incorporates the latest updates regarding record keeping obligations for BVI companies, partnerships, trusts and other organisations.


In depth online seminars available by registration

Tax and Regulatory - Recorded: Ukraine, Russia and the impact of sanctions

Harneys presented a live webinar on Tuesday 11 March 2014 on latest developments concerning economic and other sanctions against Ukraine and Russia.

Cyprus - Webinar available: How AIFMD Impacts Cyprus Funds

Harneys Consultant Konstantinos Kaniouras guides you through the impact of AIFMD on Cyprus funds, in this webinar recorded in February 2014. It is designed for Cyprus fund managers, custodians and fund administrators as well as AIF service providers...