British Virgin Islands
Jeremy Lightfoot and Catie Wang discuss the recent case in which the BVI Commercial Court has confirmed that the Court has the jurisdiction to appoint the company's registered agent...
Corporate guarantees are commonly provided by British Virgin Islands (BVI) companies. The BVI statutory regime makes the provision of such guarantees simple and efficient.
BVI Dispute Resolution specialist David Welford has joined Ogier as partner. David joins Ogier's BVI law team in Europe, which works seamlessly alongside the firm's BVI-based...
British Virgin Island law sets out clear procedures for striking off, dissolution, and restoration of BVI companies. Governed by the BVI Business Companies Act and the Insolvency Act...
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Court has for the first time recognised and enforced judgments delivered by the Court of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is a significant development in light of the established practice of ...
In high-value divorce litigation, certain matrimonial assets held in offshore vehicles and structures are commonly unaccounted for.
In a judgment handed down on Friday 29 May 2020 in Broad Idea International Limited v Convoy Collateral Limited (BVICMAP 2019/0026), the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal...
The Black Swan injunction, named after the landmark decision, broke new ground by ruling that claimants could seek freestanding freezing injunctions in the BVI in support of foreign proceedings...
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to restructuring & insolvency laws and regulations that may occur in the British Virgin Islands.
In a judgment handed down on Friday 29 May 2020 in Broad Idea International Limited - v - Convoy Collateral Limited (BVICMAP 2019/0026),
A company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (the "BVI") can be placed into insolvent liquidation either by: a shareholders' qualifying resolution; or a court order, following an application to the court...
A condition precedent that is frequently included in corporate and finance transactions involving one or more BVI companies, is the request for a certificate of good standing ("COG") from the Registry of Corporate Affairs...
The Black Swan theory is a philosophical metaphor for a major and unexpected event, which in turn depends upon an ancient assumption that the Black Swan does not exist.
Conyers' Partner Richard Evans contributed the BVI content for the INSOL International/World Bank Group publication "Global Guide: Measures adopted to support distressed businesses...
On 29 May 2020 the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Court of Appeal handed down a judgment which found that the BVI Court has no jurisdiction to grant free-standing freezing injunctions...
Companies often consider "what if" they could transfer to another jurisdiction based on what is currently happening in their jurisdiction, or simply to take advantage of the regime and benefits...
In its judgment given on 30 March 2020 in Paraskevaides v Citco, the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal considered a range of issues on appeal from the Commercial Court
The enforceability of digital contracts and electronic signatures (e-signatures) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is presently governed by the Electronic Transactions Act 2001 (the Act).
A summary of the relevant timelines and an outline of other important changes under the Amendment Code are outlined in this update.