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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

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.

Anguilla - Overview of Anguillan Company Law

Harneys Partner Colin Riegels examines Anguillan company law in this article.

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

25 March 2015 - Cayman issues User Guide to Automatic Exchange of Information Portal

As noted in an earlier update, the deadline for the registration of Cayman Islands Financial Institutions with the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority was recently extended to 30 April 2015. In anticipation of the upcoming go-live date of the Cayman...

24 March 2015 - BVI issues updated FATCA Guidance Notes

The International Tax Authority (ITA) of the British Virgin Islands has today announced the issue of Version 2.0 of the Guidance Notes on the International Tax Compliance Requirements of the Intergovernmental Agreements between the British Virgin Islands...


Reference materials detailing key laws

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.

Cyprus - Guide to the Russian Deoffshorization Law

Federal Law No 376-FZ was signed by President Putin on 24 November 2014. The Law introduces significant changes to the rules governing the reporting and taxation of participation interests by Russian tax residents in controlled foreign companies.


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.