Mirza Manraj

Mirza Manraj

Harney Westwood & Riegels

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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...more

10/10/2014 - BVI Business Companies Japan TIEA

BVI's National Risk Assessment scheduled

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is scheduled to undergo its Fourth Round of Mutual Evaluation by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in 2017 based on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) International...more

7/11/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering FATF Risk Assessment

BVI signs TIEA with Japan

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) government entered into its twenty-sixth tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) with the Government of Japan on 18 June 2014. This new TIEA is not present in force but will enter...more

6/23/2014 - Japan TIEA

EU, US add new names to Ukraine sanctions list

In legislative developments that took place simultaneously on Monday, 28 April, 2014 both the European Union and United States acted to expand the list of persons subject to economic sanctions. Expansion of EU...more

5/5/2014 - Sanctions U.S. Treasury UK 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

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

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