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Aki Corsoni-Husain

Harney Westwood & Riegels

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Update: Impact of Sanctions in Ukraine and Russia Under the Laws of Cyprus, the BVI and the Cayman Islands

In an earlier update we outlined in summary the application of the first round of EU sanctions on Ukraine, relevant to former President Viktor Yanukovich and his close allies. Here we provide an update on the fast moving pace...more

3/24/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Impact of Sanctions in Ukraine and Russia Under the Laws of Cyprus, the BVI and the Cayman Islands

This guide contains a summary of the current sanctions regime imposed on Ukraine by the European Union in March 2014. No sanctions on the Russian Federation, as relevant to Cyprus, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) or the...more

3/10/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Increased supervision of BVI Real Estate Agents by the FIA

The BVI Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) is presently reviewing the compliance arrangements of real estate agents throughout the jurisdiction to ensure they meet the requirements of the British Virgin Islands’ (BVI)...more

2/18/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Offshore Banks Real Estate Agents Real Estate Market

BVI Signs "UK FATCA" and US FACTA is expected to follow

BVI Signs "UK FATCA" - The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") Government signed an agreement (“UK/BVI IGA”) with the United Kingdom providing for automatic exchange of financial information relating to UK tax payers who...more

2/7/2014 - BVI Business Companies FATCA UK

Deficiencies in Belize and Guyana AML compliance highlighted

Deficiencies in anti-money laundering compliance in Belize and Guyana have been highlighted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) regulator....more

1/27/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Corruption White Collar Crimes

New deadlines imposed for FIA information requests

New response deadlines have been imposed for Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) information requests. The Financial Investigation Agency Act, 2003 (FIA Act) has been amended, as of 2 December 2013, to require any...more

1/22/2014 - Deadlines Financial Regulatory Reform Investigations Request For Information

BVI Signs Tax Information Exchange Agreement with Poland

The British Virgin Islands’ (BVI) government entered into its twenty-fifth tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) with the Republic of Poland on 29 November 2013. The BVIPoland TIEA supplements similar treaties entered...more

1/10/2014 - BVI Business Companies International Tax Issues TIEA

AIFMD: Level 2 Regulation adopted by the European Commission

Harneys continues to monitor developments related to the EU’s AIFMD with a focus on how it will affect our clients in the Cayman Islands and BVI. The most significant recent development is that the AIFMD Level 2 Regulation...more

1/18/2013 - AIFMD EU European Commission Investment Adviser

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