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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers
by Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall

BVI Corporate & Commercial - SPAC-tacular Deals Ahead! The top 3 advantages of an offshore SPAC in a global buyers market

An overview of factors that combine to create a global buyer’s market with a BVI vehicle as a spectacular option for a SPAC.

Corporate and Commercial - Latest amendments to BVI Business Companies Act take effect 15 January

The Government of the British Virgin Islands recently enacted the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2015 (the Amending Act). It is the thirteenth and most recent amendment to the successful BVI Business Companies Act 2004 (the Principal...

BVI Corporate & Commercial - Quick Summary of the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2015

The BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2015 has been gazetted. This article outlines the changes, which are refinements rather than wholesale changes, and are expected to be largely welcomed by the financial services sector.

BVI Corporate & Commercial - Star Trek and the BVI Shareholder

This article by Partner Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall and Senior Associate Sarah Lou Rockhead examines how BVI law has evolved to keep pace with new technologies.

BVI - Harneys Approved as BVI Registered Trade Mark Agent

Harneys is now one of a small group approved to act as a registered trademark agent by the BVI Financial Services Commission. On 1 September 2015, the Trade Marks Act 2013 was brought into force with one of the new requirements being that only...

Intellectual Property - The BVI Trade Marks Act 2013, A Practical Overview

The BVI's new Trade Marks Act takes effect on 1 September 2015, significantly modernising the jurisdiction's trademark laws. Harneys' practical overview of the new legislation provides essential details.

BVI - BVI chapter: The Mergers & Acquisitions Review

British Virgin Islands Partner Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall and Senior Associate Murray Roberts contributed this chapter to The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, 8th Edition.

BVI - Buyer Beware: How to Ensure the Valid Issuance of BVI Company Shares

In this detailed guide, Partner Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall describes how to make sure that your BVI Company shares are valid.

Corporate and Commercial - Using BVI Companies for International Listings

Partner Rachel Graham examines legislation regarding using BVI Companies for international listings in this guide.

Litigation - BVI court ruling highlights potential risk in some standard form M&As

On 19 March 2014 the Commercial Court handed down its ruling in C v W Inc (BVIHC (Com) 2013/149). In that case a shareholder holding more than 30 per cent of the company’s shares tried to exercise its power to requisition a shareholder meeting...

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