Corporate M&A: British Virgin Islands trends and developments
Corporate

Corporate M&A: British Virgin Islands trends and developments

It would stretch credibility to suggest that developments in BVI M&A practice were the most noteworthy aspect of the last 12 months, or the one that will most interest future historians. That being said, it was certainly a year in which regulatory developments, combined with global macro events, left M&A lawyers in the BVI adapting rapidly to a new world.
Harneys advises on the US$335 million SF Real Estate Investment Trust IPO
Corporate

Harneys advises on the US$335 million SF Real Estate Investment Trust IPO

Harneys acted as British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands counsel to SF REIT Asset Management Limited in relation to its SF Real Estate Investment Trust listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 17 May 2021, raising approximately US$335 million. The listing is the 13th real estate investment trust on the HKEX.
The British Virgin Islands – the right choice beyond COVID-19
Private Wealth

The British Virgin Islands – the right choice beyond COVID-19

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) comprises of approximately sixty stunning islands, islets and cays located circa sixty miles east of Puerto Rico. This British Overseas Territory, with its outstanding natural beauty, professional service providers and English common law traditions is proving itself to be a highly desirable location for those seeking a safe haven or those wanting to substitute cold winter climates for warmer destinations. The property market in the BVI has been seeing an increase in demand as many investors are more motivated than ever to own alternative homes in jurisdictions with smaller populations and with stricter and proven approaches to dealing with natural disasters and global events like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual asset service providers in the Cayman Islands: an overview
Regulatory & Tax

Virtual asset service providers in the Cayman Islands: an overview

The Cayman Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Act, 2020 (as amended) (the VASP Act) sets out a full regulatory registration and (from July 2021) licensing regime for virtual asset service providers (VASPs).
New senior talent added to Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring team at Harneys
Litigation & Insolvency

New senior talent added to Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring team at Harneys

Harneys welcomes two new senior associates to its Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring team. Victoria Lissack and Katherine McMenamin have joined the firm’s BVI and Hong Kong offices, respectively. Since the beginning of the year the practice has had ten additional joiners in BVI, Cayman and Hong Kong.