The relationship between employers and employees is vital to the success of any business.
Labour issues can become costly, time-consuming and stressful if they are not dealt with properly, quickly and in accordance with applicable law.
With our guidance, employers can develop and put the right policies in place to ensure legal compliance and proactive resolution of problems before they become difficult to manage and consume significant management time.
We work with employers and employees in a wide range of business sectors and are able to provide comprehensive and commercial labour-related advice in various contexts, including the following:
- Compliance with the BVI Labour Code and other employment-related legislation
- Employment-related matters resulting from business reorganisations
- Drafting, reviewing, or updating employment contracts, handbooks and policies
- Implementing or improving disciplinary and grievance processes
- Bringing skilled workers into your business from outside the BVI
- Terminating employment relationships and advising on settlement agreements
We also advise in connection with a range of employment-related, regulatory and other ancillary matters, including work permits, taxation, immigration and pensions.
Our Other Practice Areas
We work with employers and employees in a wide range of business sectors and provide comprehensive and commercial labour-related advice in various contexts including contract, tax, pensions and immigration.read more
We routinely advise on acquisition, development, operation, and disposal of a broad range of real estate asset types including private islands, hotels and resorts, luxury villas, marinas, restaurants, and commercial buildings.read more
Corporate & Commercial
Our corporate and commercial practice provides astute and timely advice to local and international clients on a wide variety of matters relating to BVI companies including incorporation, structuring, governance, and operation.read more
Shipping & Aircraft
Our lawyers have an excellent reputation for providing commercially sensible legal advice on all aspects of the acquisition, registration, financing, disposal, and operation of ships in the context of the tax neutral registry of the BVI.read more
We provide comprehensive advice regarding applications for emergency, temporary, periodic, and standard long-term work permits, permission to reside, and for permanent residence and Belongership.read more
We are able to assist with all aspects of BVI intellectual property law including the preparation and submission of applications for the registration of trademarks and patents in the BVI.read more
Wills & Estates
We advise both local and international clients on succession planning matters to ensure that BVI assets (including BVI real estate and shares in BVI companies) are effectively and efficiently passed on to the next generation.read more
Banking & Finance
Our domestic banking and finance practice supports our local and international clients with complex commercial transactions and regulatory matters as well as with real estate transactions in the BVI.read more
Regulatory & Tax
We provide advice and support in connection with obtaining, renewing or modifying trade and other appropriate licences and regulatory approvals to support new and existing businesses.read more
Infrastructure & Energy
Our lawyers advises local and international clients throughout every stage of development, construction, financing, acquisition, ownership and operation of public infrastructure projects, and the acquisition and financing of project companies.read more
Our corporate service solutions ensure our clients remain in good standing, avoid the cost and reputational damage associated with non-compliance and allow our clients to focus on their core business.read more
Government & Public Bodies
Government departments and public bodies have a critical influence on the economy. They are market participants in their own right, deliver essential services and help to shape, influence and regulate private sector businesses.read more