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BVI FATCA registration and reporting deadlines extended
  • Maples and Calder
  • British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom
  • June 17 2015

The government of the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") has issued a press release advising all BVI reporting Financial Institutions that it will be


UK property tax changes: “de-enveloping” or a use of a trust?
  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
  • British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom
  • January 18 2013

It has long been popular for high net-worth people who are not domiciled in the United Kingdom ("non-doms") to form an offshore company, often in the


UK FATCA: ARR deadline approaching for UK resident non-domiciled individuals
  • Maples and Calder
  • British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, United Kingdom
  • May 25 2015

In November 2013 the governments of the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") entered into intergovernmental agreements with the


BVI US and UK FATCA implementation - entity classification and registration
  • Maples and Calder
  • British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 17 2014

On 30 June 2014, the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") government signed a Model 1B (i.e. non-reciprocal) intergovernmental agreement with the United


UK FATCA compliance for investment funds
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 7 2014

The United Kingdom has signed intergovernmental agreements ('IGAs') with its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories in order to improve


Anti-suit injunctions and insolvency: a recent decision
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom
  • January 27 2015

When a company is being wound up in a given jurisdiction, can an anti-suit injunction be sought against relevant creditors or members to prevent them


Effective service of BVI and English proceedings in Russia
  • Carey Olsen
  • British Virgin Islands, Russia, United Kingdom
  • March 17 2015

Serving foreign proceedings on Russian defendants in Russia under the Hague Convention is often problematic and time-consuming. The BVI and English


Finding the centre: COMI in a multi-jurisdictional world
  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
  • British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, United Kingdom
  • September 30 2009

The facts behind Mr. Justice Lewison’s recent judgment in Stanford (STANFORD INTERNATIONAL BANK LIMITED 2009 EWHC 1441 (Ch)) have no direct connection with either the British Virgin or Cayman Islands but lawyers there do have particular reason to note the more general principles around the seemingly vexed but important issue of COMI in the context of multi-jurisdictional insolvency


US FATCA registration deadline approaching: 31 December 2014
  • Maples and Calder
  • British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 13 2014

The British Virgin Islands (the "BVI") has now enacted legislation which allows for the implementation of its commitments under the Model 1B (i.e


Continued benefits of holding UK property in a BVI company
  • Maples and Calder
  • British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom
  • July 29 2014

In light of the recent changes to the tax treatment of high value residential property in the United Kingdom held by any company (see below), it is