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British Virgin Islands

Our British Virgin Islands office provides a comprehensive range of British Virgin Islands legal services to an international client base comprised of institutional, banking, financial and commercial clients.  Our reputation for a quality of service, responsiveness and value is unmatched.

Maples and Calder is the leading international law firm in the British Virgin Islands.  We can provide access to all of its benefits via local offices in a time zone convenient to your operations, including the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.  Our affiliate MaplesFS can also provide global support for your specialised management, administration and fiduciary needs.

The British Virgin Islands is the world's largest corporate domicile with more than 800,000 companies incorporated in the British Virgin Islands since 1984.  The British Virgin Islands is highly regarded as a domicile for holding companies, joint venture entities, hedge funds, captive insurance registrations and trusts for use in commercial transactions.

British Virgin Islands companies have been listed on all the major international stock exchanges with companies listed on the LSE, AIM, NYSE, NASDAQ, TSX and HKSE.

The jurisdiction offers a stable political and economic environment with a legal system founded on English common law.  It is a full member of IOSCO and its regulator, the Financial Services Commission, adheres to international regulatory standards on matters including anti-money laundering and exchange of information in relation to tax matters.

The British Virgin Islands' appeal as a global financial centre arises from its creation of modern, flexible laws and a well-regulated but unrestricted business environment.  Competitive filing fees and low maintenance charges have proved to be a winning formula for small and medium-sized companies as well as large sophisticated corporations.

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Awards

Industry recognition includes the following awards: 

2016

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm

2015

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • HFMWeek - European Service Provider Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm
  • HFMWeek - US Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm for Client Service 
  • Legal Week - British Legal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 

2014

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • HFMWeek - European Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm 
  • HFMWeek - US Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm  
  • HFMWeek - US Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm for Client Service 
  • Legal Week - British Legal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 

2013

  • DealMakers - Global AwardsPrivate Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards - Asset Recovery Law Firm of the Year, British Virgin Islands
  • Lawyers World - Law Awards - Private Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • The Lawyer Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Private Funds Law Firm of the Year

2012

  • Hedge Funds Review - Service Provider Rankings - Best Offshore Legal Provider
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm

2011

  • Acquisition International -  Corporate Law Firm of the Year, British Virgin Islands
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • US Hedgeweek Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm

Contacts

British Virgin Islands

Maples and Calder British Virgin Islands
Richard May
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