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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Investment Funds - The many benefits of BVI investment funds

Senior Associate Ayana Hull examines the many advantages associated with British Virgin Islands investment funds.

BVI - The IBC Act -- The building of a nation

Harneys partner Colin Riegels tells the story of the development of the BVI's landmark IBC Act of 1984. His father, Harneys founding partner Michael Riegels, was among those who authored it.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

21 July 2014 - BVI publishes draft FATCA Guidance Notes

In the latest moves towards implementation of the FATCA Intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) signed by the BVI with the US and the UK, the BVI Government has released draft Guidance Notes for public consultation. A copy can be accessed from the Ministry...

10 July 2014 - BVI Case Notes, July 2014

The cases featured in this update focus largely on two important aspects of offshore litigation: the impact of arbitration agreements and default judgments. The Court of Appeal in the Anzen Ltd decision re-affirms that parties seeking to rely on an...


Reference materials detailing key laws

BVI - Creating and registering security interests over assets in a BVI Business Company

Harneys Services' General Counsel Jason Jagessar outlines how to create and register security interests over assets in a BVI Business Company.

Cyprus - Guide: The Cyprus Holding Company Regime

Harneys Cyprus Partners Pavlos Aristodemou and Emily Yiolitis, along with Associate Demetris Nicolaou, explain how the Cyprus holding company regime works.


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...