news & analysis

Legal Guide – Covid-19 – A Guide for Employers

23 August 2021 | by Paul Mellor

This legal guide touches upon an employer’s health and safety obligations when confronting the risks associated with Covid-19 and also considers the topical issues of testing and vaccination in the workplace.

Legal update – Amendments to the Economic Substance regime in the British Virgin Islands

20 July 2021 | by Jermaine Case

In this legal update we examine the changes to the economic substance regime introduced by the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) (Amendment) Act, 2021.

Legal update – Probates (Resealing) Act, 2021

24 June 2021 | by Paul Mellor

In this legal update we examine the introduction of the Probates (Resealing) Act, 2021.

Legal guide – Compliance Officer’s Reports

19 March 2021 | by Jermaine Case

In this legal guide we examine the obligation to prepare and submit an annual Compliance Officer’s report in compliance with the Regulatory Code 2009.

Legal update – BVI Government to introduce new business licensing and investment regime

11 February 2021 | by Paul Mellor

In this legal update we examine the BVI Government’s proposals for the introduction of a new business licensing and investment regime.

Obtaining a Liquor Licence In the British Virgin Islands

06 November 2020 | by Paul Mellor

In this guide, we examine the requirement for businesses in the British Virgin Islands selling alcoholic drinks to hold the required liquor licence.

Property Tax In the British Virgin Islands

02 September 2020 | by Paul Mellor

In this guide, we examine property tax in the British Virgin Islands, including which types of property are subject to it, how it is calculated and when it is payable.

The Stamp (Amendment) Act 2020

31 July 2020 | by Paul Mellor

In this guide, we examine the scope of The Stamp (Amendment) Act 2020 and how Belonger purchasers may benefit from the stamp duty exemption granted in respect of Instruments effecting both the sale and the transfer of BVI property.

BVI Financial Services Business Continuity

26 June 2020 | by Jermaine Case

The Financial Services (Continuity of Business) Act, 2020 (the Act) came into force on 28 March 2020. It was enacted to provide for special measures to support the continuity of financial services business either from within or temporarily outside the Virgin Islands in an “exceptional circumstance”.

Private Investment Fund Regime: Application Process

09 June 2020 | by Jermaine Case

Private investment funds (PIFs) currently operating in the Virgin Islands must apply to the Financial Services Commission for recognition by 1 July 2020. In this guide, we outline the key steps to consider when preparing your entity’s application for recognition as a PIF.