news & analysis

Legal update – British Virgin Islands – Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information 2022

23 November 2022 | by Jermaine Case

In this legal update we examine the Global Forum’s peer review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information 2022

Legal Update – Foreign Based Commercial Recreational Vessels – No Trade Licence Required

14 November 2022 | by Paul Mellor

This legal guide examines changes to the requirement for foreign based commercial recreational vessels to require a trade licence.

Jennifer A Potter joins GHP as Director of Operations

22 April 2022 | by Paul Mellor

George Henry Partners LP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Potter joined the firm on 5 April 2022 as Director of Operations.

Legal Guide – The Stamps (Amendment) Act 2022 – Stamp Duty Exemption for First Time Belonger Buyers

12 April 2022 | by Paul Mellor

This legal guide examines the effect of the Stamps (Amendment) Act 2022 and how first time Belonger property owners in the BVI can benefit from a stamp duty exemption.

Legal Guide – Labour Tribunal Decisions – Unfair Dismissal

05 October 2021 | by Jermaine Case

This legal guide examines recent awards made by the Labour Tribunal in relation to unfair dismissals in the context of summary dismissals and redundancies.

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.