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BOTs in showdown talks over beneficial ownership register row

By: Gary Robinson | 13 Jun 2018

Leaders of British overseas territories are in the process of two days of showdown talks with UK parliamentary officials in an attempt to try and reverse the…

Overseas territories to fight UK’s public register demands

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 07 Jun 2018

Two of Britain’s overseas territories are preparing to launch legal challenges to the UK government’s plans to impose a public register detailing beneficial ownership of companies listed…

Withers appointed by BVI Government to advise on public register challenge

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 04 Jun 2018

International law firm Withers has been engaged by the government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to advise on a legal challenge to any attempt by the…

Bahamas ownership registry ‘not set in stone’

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 24 May 2018

The attorney-general of the Bahamas has confirmed that legislation to create a central Beneficial Ownership Registry is “not set in stone”, and that central government is seeking…

Bahamas gov’t has ‘no intention’ of making ownership registry public

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 04 May 2018

The government of the Bahamas said yesterday it has “no intention” of making its beneficial ownership registries public, responding Britain’s move to introduce new legislation that will…

MPs seeking to force Crown Dependencies into public ownership registries

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 03 May 2018

Just days after Britain’s House of Commons voted through its controversial amendment to the anti-money laundering bill, which will force the country’s overseas territories (BOTs) to disclose…

Comment: London’s new restrictions on BOTs mistake privacy for secrecy

By: Mark Pragnell, Director Of Strategy, Capital Economics | 03 May 2018

Politicians’ desire to do what’s right blinds them to the counter-productive implications and wider dangers of their proposals – and to the hypocrisy of their own institutions,…

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