Important updates to the BVI trust legislation ensure that it remains a leading jurisdiction of choice for international high net worth families
Private Wealth

Important updates to the BVI trust legislation ensure that it remains a leading jurisdiction of choice for international high net worth families

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has often led the way in offshore legislation - The BVI International Business Company Act 2001 which brought about the “BVI co” used round the world today; The VISTA Trust; The first offshore reserved powers trust legislation; and now the jurisdiction has produced a raft of new legislation to fully modernise the BVI trust regime.
SOS Substance on Substance: Season two - Episode four – ITA investigations, enforcement powers and new legislative developments
Economic substance in the BVI

SOS Substance on Substance: Season two - Episode four – ITA investigations, enforcement powers and new legislative developments

In the fourth episode of Substance on Substance season two, Philip Graham, our global head of Investment Funds and Regulatory, and Counsel Joshua Mangeot, our BVI economic substance specialist, consider the International Tax Authority's (ITA) investigation and enforcement powers under the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act 2018 and discuss some expected changes to the legislation, including limited partnerships registered in the BVI without legal personality being brought within the regime.
Equity capital markets
Corporate

Equity capital markets

We have a leading Equity Capital Markets (ECM) practice with substantial experience regarding all aspects of capital raising by offshore companies, including IPOs and secondary offerings, rights issues, equity linked securities, including convertible and exchangeable bonds, SPACs and business combinations, as well as private placements, take-privates, takeovers and spin-offs.
Pursuing a claim beyond the corporate grave
Litigation & Insolvency

Pursuing a claim beyond the corporate grave

Abandoned offshore companies can harbor assets or claims worth many millions of dollars. This article takes a detailed look at how these companies can be brought back from the dead and their value realised.