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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Banking and Finance - Private Banking -- A Shifting Landscape

Senior Associate Michelle Frett-Mathavious discusses how private banking has adapted in accordance with global changes that include increasing numbers of High Net Worth Individuals in the Asia-Pacific region.

BVI - BVI: The perfect home for the emerging manager

Harneys Partner Philip Graham explains why the BVI might just be the perfect home for the emerging fund manager. This article appeared in the 5-11 March 2015 issue of HFM Week.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

19 May 2015 - The next frontier -- BVI introduces new fund products

The British Virgin Islands, in continuing to establish itself as a premier offshore financial services jurisdiction, has created two new fund products to complement its very popular existing funds offering with the bold intention of remaining on the...

12 May 2015 - For the record: A review of the British Virgin Islands Trustee (Amendment) Act, 2015

On 30 March 2015 a new section (the New Section) relating to trustees’ obligations to maintain trust records was inserted into the British Virgin Islands’ (BVI) Trustee Ordinance. The provisions of the New Section are not groundbreaking but...


Reference materials detailing key laws

Cyprus - Registration of Cyprus Ships

Cyprus Associate Demetris Nicolaou outlines ship registration in Cyprus, which is the largest third party ship management centre in the EU.

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.


In depth online seminars available by registration

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.