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Corporate and Commercial - Operational Enhancement: The Cayman Exempted Limited Partnership

This article looks at the recent changes to the Cayman Exempted Limited Partnership Law. Harneys contributed a version of this article titled Operational Enhancement: The Cayman Exempted Limited Partnership to IFC Caribbean Review 2015.

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?

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

02 March 2015 - Privy Council clarifies power to rectify share registers of BVI companies

On 21 January 2015 the Privy Council handed down its decision in Nilon Limited v Royal Westminster Investments SA [2015] UKPC 2 clarifying the power of the courts to rectify the share register of a BVI company under section 43(1)(a) of the BVI Business...

23 February 2015 - BVI Case Notes, February 2015

Third party costs order: Does the Court have power to permit service of application out of the jurisdiction? BVIHC (COM) 105OF2014: Hornbeam Corporation v Halliwel Assets Inc, Panikos Symeou, Marigold Trust Company Limited (18 December...


Reference materials detailing key laws

FATCA - A Consolidation of the BVI Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Act, 2003

This guide presents a consolidation of the British Virgin Islands Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Act, 2003.

Cyprus - Guide to the Russian Deoffshorization Law

Federal Law No 376-FZ was signed by President Putin on 24 November 2014. The Law introduces significant changes to the rules governing the reporting and taxation of participation interests by Russian tax residents in controlled foreign companies.


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Tax and Regulatory - Doing Business in Iran: Balancing the Risks and Opportunities

A new webinar by Harneys and Brown Rudnick LLP titled Doing Business in Iran: Balancing the Risks and Opportunities is now available to download at no charge. The webinar charts the history of sanctions in place against Iran under the UN Security...

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.