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12 Dec 2018

In line with its commitment to provide flexible and innovative legal structures for cross border trading and investment activity, the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") has recently expanded the use of its segregated portfolio company regime. A segregated portfolio company ("SPC") may create individual segregated portfolios in order to segregate the assets and liabilities of one segregated portfolio from those of the other segregated portfolios, and from the company's general assets.

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4 Dec 2018

Legal 500 has released its 2019 Caribbean guide and Maples and Calder has secured 11 practice group rankings across its British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands offices. The firm continues to achieve high rankings in both the individual lawyer and practice group categories, with 69 lawyers recommended in this edition.

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7 Nov 2018

Sanctions Orders are extended by Statutory Instrument to the British Overseas Territories, including the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, to implement sanctions regimes implemented by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and the United Kingdom Government.

From 7 November 2018, pursuant to The Sanctions (Overseas Territories) (Amendment of Information Provisions) Order 2018, the reporting obligation in respect of Financial Sanctions Orders shall extend to 'relevant businesses and professions', including auditors, casinos, precious metal and stone dealers, external accountants, independent legal professionals, real estate agents, tax advisors and trust or company service providers.

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5 Nov 2018

IFLR1000 has released its 2019 guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms, with Maples and Calder achieving top tier rankings across its jurisdictions.

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29 Oct 2018

Richard May and Richard Spooner provide an analysis of mergers and acquisitions as they relate to the British Virgin Islands. Their contribution formed part of the 12th edition of the Mergers & Acquisitions Law Review that covered 46 jurisdictions.

This article first appeared in The Law Review Mergers & Acquisitions 12th Edition published by Law Business Research in August 2018.

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