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Reference materials detailing key laws

Cayman Liquidation Committees -- What Prospective Members Need to Know

In this guide, Harneys considers the role and function of a liquidation committee appointed under the Cayman Islands' Companies Winding Up Rules.

Discovery in Cayman Islands Litigation

Harneys considers the scope of a party's duties with respect to the discovery of documents in Cayman Islands litigation.

Guide for Hong Kong clients on obtaining BVI grants of probate

Harneys Partner Ian Mann provides guidance for Hong Kong clients on obtaining BVI grants of probate.

Using BVI Companies for International Listings - A Comparison

The British Virgin Islands’ corporate statute is ideally suited for a wide range of corporate and commercial applications including international listings. BVI companies have been used widely for listings on international stock exchanges in New York

The BVI and Investment Funds

This comprehensive overview of investment funds legislation in the BVI reflects new provisions which came on stream following the passage of the BVI's Securities and Investment Business Act in 2010 and the Approved Managers Regime approved in 2012.

Succession Planning for Your Shares in a BVI Company

This guide explores the various options available to owners of shares in a BVI company to plan for succession in the event of their death or incapacity.

BVI Trusts: VISTA Trusts

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. Last updated May 2013.

BVI Trusts: Private Trust Companies

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. Last updated May 2013.

BVI Trusts: An Overview

This guide provides a brief outline and highlights the key features of trusts in the BVI. Last updated May 2013.

Shares and Distributions under the BVI Business Companies Act

This guide describes provisions of the BVI Business Companies Act as they relate to shares and distributions.

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