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Tax and Regulatory - Benefits of using Cyprus based companies to invest in Iran

Introduction On January 16 2016 the European Union implemented the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which scaled back sanctions on Iran and marked the country's return to international capital (and other) markets. Investment in Iran through...

Restructuring and Insolvency - Mergers and fair value: What does it mean to a dissenting shareholder?

A comparison of laws in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bermuda Shareholders in a company that is the subject of a takeover and merger have certain intrinsic rights available to them in the event that they dissent to the merger...

Restructuring and Insolvency - Terrorism's impact upon privity of contract in Bermuda

The link between terrorism and the erosion of privity of contract in Bermuda is not immediately discernible. However, following the massive insurance and reinsurance payments for loss sustained during the 9/11 attack in New York the commercial and...

Investment Funds - Doing Business in Africa: the Benefits of Offshore

Harneys has for many years worked together with many of the leading law firms in Africa as well as law firms outside of Africa advising on Africa focused transactions. This relationship is symbiotic, with Harneys advising on the offshore aspects...

Restructuring and Insolvency - Supreme Court of Bermuda revisits seldom-relied upon quia timet jurisdiction of the old Courts of Chancery

In what proved to be a late Christmas present for the board of International Investments Enterprises Ltd (IIEL), Harneys Bermuda successfully invoked the now seldom relied upon quia timet, “because he fears” jurisdiction of the Supreme...

Tax and Regulatory - The Offshore Funds Blog: ​Why Offshore? A lesson from David (and Ian) Cameron

This post was originally published on The Offshore Funds Blog, which aims to demystify hedge funds. Click here to subscribe to the blog or read the original post. As we saw this week in the House of Commons, David Cameron is quite capable of defending...

Asia Investment Funds - The Offshore Funds Blog: AIMA adds voice to those defending offshore funds

This post was originally published on The Offshore Funds Blog, which aims to demystify hedge funds. Click here to subscribe to the blog or read the original post. I was really pleased to see yesterday that AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management...

Restructuring and Insolvency - Confidentiality in the BVI: What records are available?

Despite the popular myth of the secrecy of BVI companies, the reality on the ground paints a different picture. Comprehensive details of ownership and other information are available, especially to the victims of fraud and those seeking to trace...

Restructuring and Insolvency - Disclosure of Information in the BVI

Disclosure orders constitute a very powerful weapon for the tracking down and recovery of assets. Given the strict statutory and regulatory requirements for keeping records of beneficial ownership and other data (see our guide on confidentiality...

Litigation - Black Swan: “stand-alone” injunctions in support of foreign proceedings

Download a PDF of this article here. The BVI court has jurisdiction to grant “stand-alone” injunctions in support of foreign proceedings. These are “stand-alone” in the sense that an injunction order can be made where no other...

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