The British Virgin Islands is a well respected and sophisticated jurisdiction for the establishment of trusts. The general principles of BVI trust law are derived from those of English law and they have been supplemented by statute to offer a variety of flexible and user-friendly trust structuring options.
New legislation has been enacted in May 2013 to further refine the trust legislation, especially the use of Private Trust Companies ("PTCs") and VISTA trusts, which will help to ensure that BVI remains at the cutting edge of international trust planning and a jurisdiction of choice for high net worth families from around the globe.
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