Harney Westwood & Riegels

Schemes: Recognition or Parallel Schemes of Arrangement

In response to the turbulent economic times seen of late, there has been a significant growth in the use of schemes of arrangement to compromise creditors’ claims where the company in question is facing financial…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Formation of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

The Cayman Islands has long been the most prominent offshore jurisdiction through which to structure offshore private equity and venture capital funds. Why the Cayman Islands? The attractions for international…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Potential Changes to Creditors’ Rights in the BVI – Administration Orders

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is once again considering proposals to bring into force provisions which permit the making of administration orders in relation to BVI companies. Any person with a credit exposure to a BVI…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Appointing an Inspector: A Viable Alternative to Liquidation in the Cayman Islands?

A provision in the Cayman Islands Companies Law (2013 Revision) (the Law) affords the Grand Court (the Court) the power to appoint “one or more competent inspectors to examine into the affairs of any company (incorporated in the…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Shareholder Disputes: When is Just and Equitable Liquidation Appropriate?

Unfair prejudice claims are commonplace in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) following the introduction of bespoke provisions in the BVI Business Companies Act 2004 and have all but replaced old fashioned just and equitable…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Arbitrability of Intra-Company Disputes – an Offshore Perspective

Arbitrability is a question of considerable importance – it is the question of whether a particular issue in dispute is capable of being resolved by arbitration as opposed to litigation – and is therefore a question of…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Asset Tracing in the British Virgin Islands

In this article, we will discuss some of the tools available to a party in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to seek to recover property, or proceeds of property, which have been misappropriated. It is not surprising that in some…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Amendments to Cypriot Companies Legislation Introduce Examinership

The near collapse of the Cypriot economy has brought about a new generation of legislation which has inter-alia introduced amendments (the Amendments) into Cypriot companies legislation (Cap 113). The Amendments introduced…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Sky’s the limit: Cape Town Convention extension to Cayman imminent

Practitioners will be aware that the United Kingdom Government is set to ratify the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol thereto on matters specific to Aircraft Equipment (the Cape Town…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

US FATCA – British Virgin Islands BVIFARS Portal deadline extended

The International Tax Authority of the British Virgin Islands has announced the extension of two important BVI Financial Account Reporting System (BVIFARs Portal) deadlines as follows. - (i) The Enrolment Deadline - to 30…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

UK FATCA -- Election dates extended in ARR for UK RNDs

The British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands have entered into agreements with the UK for automatic disclosure of information in respect of interests in financial accounts held by UK residents. Most UK residents are…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

UK FATCA - Alternative reporting regime for UK resident non-domiciled individuals

The British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands have entered into agreements with the UK for automatic disclosure of information in respect of interests in financial accounts held by UK residents. Most UK residents are…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

The next frontier -- BVI introduces new fund products

The British Virgin Islands, in continuing to establish itself as a premier offshore financial services jurisdiction, has created two new fund products to complement its very popular existing funds offering with the bold…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Registration of Cyprus Ships

Cyprus is a leading forum in the international maritime industry mostly due to its attractive tax system for ship owners and ship managers and due to its ratification of major international maritime conventions. Cyprus is…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Maritime Law, Transportation

For the record: A review of the British Virgin Islands Trustee (Amendment) Act, 2015

On 30 March 2015 a new section (the New Section) relating to trustees’ obligations to maintain trust records was inserted into the British Virgin Islands’ (BVI) Trustee Ordinance. The provisions of the New Section are not…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Craigmuir Chambers PO Box 71
Road Town, Tortola VG1110, British Virgin Islands

  • +1 284 494 2233
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Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
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  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other Countries
  • Anguilla
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Hong Kong
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
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