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Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

29 January 2015 - Seeking fair value: BVI Court provides guidance for appraisers valuing shares

This week the BVI Court issued important guidance to accountancy professionals, BVI companies and their shareholders as to how shares should be valued following a squeeze-out, merger or dissent from other restructuring provisions. The BVI Business...

25 January 2015 - Anguilla publishes draft bill for new insolvency legislation

The Anguillan government has published a bill for a new Insolvency Act for public review and consultation. Background Reform of Anguillan insolvency law is long overdue. Personal bankruptcy is presently regulated under the Bankruptcy Act (Cap B.15...

13 January 2015 - Latest Cyprus decrees issued

The Republic of Cyprus has issued new decrees providing further relaxation to banking restrictions as follows: Payments and/or transfers of funds abroad do not require the approval of the Central Bank (previously, amounts over €2.000.000...

12 December 2014 - New Cyprus decrees further relax banking restrictions

The Republic of Cyprus issued new decrees on 8 December 2014. The new decrees provide further relaxation to banking restrictions, notably: Payments and/or transfers of funds abroad up to €2.000.000 (previously €1.000.000) do not require the...

09 December 2014 - FATCA in Cayman: Deadline Approaches

The deadline for compliance with both US FATCA and UK FATCA fast approaches. Cayman entities which are classified as Financial Institutions are within the scope of FATCA. A typical Cayman fund will fall within the definition of a Financial...

09 December 2014 - Cyprus and US sign FATCA IGA

On 2 December 2014, the US and Cyprus governments signed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). There are two types of IGAs known as "Model 1" and "Model 2". The difference in...

14 November 2014 - BVI's FATCA implementation continues

The implementation of the FATCA Intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) signed by the BVI with the US and the UK has taken another step forward by way of amendments to the Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Act, 2003 (MLAT) (published in...

28 October 2014 - Cayman law amended to facilitate the grant of interim relief in aid of foreign proceedings

In modern litigation there is often a strong possibility that obtaining interim relief from the court of the jurisdiction in which you are suing your opponent will not fully protect you against the dissipation by him of assets which you either claim are...

28 October 2014 - Cayman Islands Case Notes, October 2014

The following case notes outline two significant recent developments in the Cayman Islands. Caribbean Islands Development Ltd. (in Official Liquidation) v First Caribbean International Bank (Cayman) Limited (unreported) In a ruling handed down on...

10 October 2014 - Japan – BVI TIEA comes into force on 11 October

Further to our previous bulletin, following the Notification Ceremony on 11 September the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) between the Government of Japan and the Government of the British Virgin Islands will come into effect on 11 October...

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