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BVI hires second attorney to stay off EU’s blacklist

By: Pedro Goncalves | 17 Oct 2018

The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has hired another attorney from the UK to draft legislation intended to keep the territory off the European Union’s …

BVI attracts nearly 10,000 new companies in first quarter

By: Pedro Goncalves | 16 Oct 2018

The British Virgin Islands has reached a three-year high in the number of new companies that have incorporated with the territory’s international business and finance centre. According…

Among wider reforms, Bahamas pledges to enact beneficial ownership bill by year-end

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 12 Oct 2018

The Bahamas has drafted new legislation to ensure the jurisdiction achieves the right balance of business, economic sustainability, and compliance with international standards. Uppermost among the Bahamas’…

Comment: A year after the hurricane, how the British Virgin Islands has rebuilt stronger

By: Lorna Smith, Interim Executive Director, BVI Finance | 10 Oct 2018

In September 2017 the British Virgin Islands, along with several Caribbean jurisdictions fell victim to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, two of the most powerful hurricanes on record.…

UK and Cayman resume crime-fighting cooperation after row

By: Pedro Goncalves | 10 Oct 2018

The UK and the Cayman Islands have reached an agreement that will allow the continued cooperation in the fight against money laundering and other crime after complaints…

Offshore deals down 10% in the first half of the year

By: Pedro Goncalves | 08 Oct 2018

The Cayman Islands saw more mergers and acquisition transactions than any other offshore jurisdiction in the first half of 2018 as Jersey took the number one spot…

BVI hires $400,000 lawyer to avoid EU’s blacklist

By: Pedro Goncalves | 01 Oct 2018

The BVI government has retained a UK attorney at a cost of up to $400,000 to draft a piece of legislation for the territory’s financial services industry…

BVI companies risk being struck off

By: Pedro Goncalves | 28 Sep 2018

Companies in the British Virgin Islands that have not reported particulars of their current director risk being struck off as the BVI registrar gains new powers. BVI…

Cayman’s new rules disrupt anti-money laundering services

By: Pedro Goncalves | 24 Sep 2018

Cayman’s fund industry is facing significant changes under new regulations to fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The latest Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, designed to bring…

Cayman minister in Brussels in bid to remove threat of blacklisting

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 19 Sep 2018

The financial services minister of the Cayman Islands is in Brussels this week as part of a wider effort to persuade the European Union not to follow…

UK and Cayman clash over financial investigations

By: Pedro Goncalves | 17 Sep 2018

British law enforcement officers fighting money laundering are being frustrated by a lack of co-operation by the authorities in the Cayman Islands. Donald Toon, director of the…

Russian oligarch targets BVI companies

By: Pedro Goncalves | 12 Sep 2018

The BVI High Court has quashed the government’s decision to transfer financial records of two BVI-registered companies to Russia after the firms claimed they were being targeted…

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