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They do not purport to be comprehensive or to render legal advice.

25 Sep 2018

As previously advised, all companies existing before 1 April 2016 were required to file particulars of their current directors with the Registrar of Corporate Affairs. The filing deadline for each Existing Company was 31 March 2017. Since 1 April 2016, all newly incorporated companies have been required to file particulars of their directors with the Registrar within 21 days of the appointment of their first directors. A regime of late filing fees and penalties for any companies that failed to comply with those filing requirements was also established.

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17 Sep 2018

In this Q&A article Alex Hall Taylor and David Welford provide insight into business crime and regulations as it relates to the British Virgin Islands. Topics include criminal law enforcement, particular statues and crimes, investigations, and appeals.

This publication first appeared in the Global Legal Group's ICLG: Business Crime 2019, published in September 2018.

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30 Aug 2018

Adrian Francis and David Welford have contributed the British Virgin Islands chapter to The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2019, published by Global Arbitration Review. This chapter outlines the current legislation and focuses on the enforcement of foreign awards in the BVI, which remains a 'hot topic' as far as practitioners are concerned.

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5 Jun 2018

The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") is a well-established jurisdiction of choice for international businesses, and has long provided innovative legal structures for cross border trading and investment activity.

The jurisdiction has now sought to enhance its reputation as a cost-effective provider of legal structures with the new Micro Business Companies Act 2017 (the "Act") which came into force on 4 June 2018.

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25 May 2018

Maples and Calder welcomes senior lawyer Alex Hall Taylor to its growing British Virgin Islands office. Formerly a barrister at leading English Chambers 4 New Square, Alex joins as a Partner in Maples and Calder's BVI litigation practice, teaming up with Partner Adrian Francis, who joined the firm from Three Stone Chambers in October 2017.

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