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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

BVI - Investment Funds in the BVI: Regulatory Overview

Harneys Partner Philip Graham produced this overview of BVI investment funds law, which was recently published in Practical...

Trusts - Hastings-Bass and Mistake: Should the BVI follow Jersey's example?

Harneys Associate Will Burnell discusses Jersey's statutory provisions regarding the Hastings-Bass principle, and considers whether the British Virgin Islands should follow suit.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

13 August 2014 - EU implements new sanctions on Ukraine and Russia

New EU restrictions and prohibitions As the crisis over Ukrainian sovereignty has deepened, notably following the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the EU has sought to increase punitive measures on rebel groups within Ukraine and targets within...

29 July 2014 - BVI advice necessary in relation to BVI company claims: Wong v Wang

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance confirmed in its recent decision in Wong Ming Bun v Wang Ming Fan [2014] 1 HKLRD 1108 that in any claim by way of derivative action on behalf of a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands it is mandatory to...


Reference materials detailing key laws

BVI - The Impact of FATCA on BVI Funds

Harneys Partners Ross Munro, Jonathan Culshaw and Philip Graham have prepared this guide to FATCA's impact on BVI funds.

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.


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...