BVI to set up public registers of beneficial owners by 2023

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BVI to set up public registers of beneficial owners by 2023

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has formally announced plans to create a publicly accessible register of company ownership by 2023 in an effort to clamp down on corruption. The long-awaited announcement follows years of scandals relating to money-laundering and tax evasion involving BVI-based shell companies, most recently the FinCen Files. As reported by International Investment last month, the BVI premier announced its commitment to the implementation of public registers of beneficia...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.