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by Laura Hair

Private Wealth - IHT update: UK Government confirms effective date of proposed changes to UK non-dom tax rules

The recent UK election and related legislative changes have delayed implementation of new rules imposing inheritance tax on UK residential property held in offshore structures. However, on 13 July 2017, the UK Government announced that the new rules...

Trusts & Estates - Purpose Trusts: an overview

Under most jurisdictions, unless a trust is established for charitable purposes, the assets require to be held for a specific beneficiary or class of beneficiaries. However, it is possible in the BVI to establish a trust for non-charitable purposes.

One last chance to take advantage of offshore trusts?

The clock is ticking towards April 2017 when the new rules affecting the status of non-domiciled but UK resident individuals as set out in Finance Bill 2017 will take full force and effect. There are estimated to be around 115,000 non-domiciled...

BVI Trusts - Succession planning for your BVI company shares

Where the owner of a BVI company dies, his/her interest in shares in a BVI company cannot be validly transmitted to his/her heirs until the appropriate grant (of probate, letters of administration or re-sealing) has been obtained from the BVI court.

Trusts & Estates - BVI Trusts - an overview

This guide provides a brief outline and highlights the key features of trusts in the BVI.

Asia - Private Trust Companies: an overview

This guide outlines the key features of a Private Trust Company in the BVI and identifies the requirements to set up a PTC and its uses.

Trusts & Estates - VISTA Trusts – an overview

VISTA allows a shareholder to establish a BVI trust over a BVI company which disengages the trustee from administrative and managerial responsibility in relation to that BVI company.


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