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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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25 May 2018

Matthew Gilbert, Greg Knowles and Richard May provide an overview of key steps, legal issues, risks and liabilities and market practices involved in the initial public offering process in the British Virgin Islands. Their contribution formed part of the second edition of Global Legal Insights: Initial Public Offerings 2018, published by Global Legal Group, which covers the initial public offerings process in 28 jurisdictions.

This article first appeared in the Global Legal Insights Initial Public Offerings 2018 published by Global Legal Group in May 2018.

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16 May 2018

This update serves to advise our BVI clients of upcoming important filing deadlines as well as procedures for submission of information to the relevant authorities with regard to audited accounts, fund annual returns, record keeping, register of directors and AEOI.

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19 Mar 2018

Richard May and Matthew Gilbert provide an analysis of the laws and regulations of mergers and acquisitions in the British Virgin Islands. Their contribution formed part of the 12th edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, which provides a broad overview of mergers and acquisitions law in 53 jurisdictions.

This article appeared in the 2018 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London in March 2018.

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