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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

BVI - The BVI Arbitration Act: A Significant Legislative Milestone

Partners Phillip Kite and Colin Riegels, along with Associate Colleen Farrington, outline the key aspects of the BVI's Arbitration Act (2013), which will come into force on 1 October 2014.

Investment Funds - The many benefits of BVI investment funds

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

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

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...

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the FATCA Intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) signed by the BVI with the US and the UK, the BVI Government has released draft Guidance Notes for public consultation.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...


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...