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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Banking and Finance - Islamic finance from Cayman to the Middle East and beyond

Published in Islamic Finance News in March 2014, an article by Harneys Cayman partner Louise Groom and associate Joanna Hossack.

BVI - BVI Commercial Court -- Interfacing with arbitration

An article published in ILO's British Virgin Islands Newsletter, authored by Andrew Thorp, Jonathan Addo and Hazelann Hannaway.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

16 April 2014 - Privy Council rules on Fairfield

On 16 April 2014, the Privy Council ruled in the claims brought by the liquidators of Fairfield, one of the largest feeder funds into Bernard Madoff’s investment company. The BVI Commercial Court and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal had...

03 April 2014 - BVI Financial Institutions now able to register with the IRS for a GINN

In a welcome announcement made on 2 April 2014, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made provision for Financial Institutions in jurisdictions that have already reached an "agreement in substance" on the terms of a Model 1 or...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Tax and Regulatory - The BVI and Investment Funds

This comprehensive overview of investment funds legislation in the BVI reflects new provisions which came on stream following the passage of the BVI's Securities and Investment Business Act in 2010 and the Approved Managers Regime approved in 2012.

Investment Funds - Guide to the BVI's Approved Manager Regime for Fund Managers

This guide provides an overview of the British Virgin Islands' Approved Manager regime which came into effect on 10 December 2012 and was amended on 2 January 2014.


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...