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British Virgin Islands – Economic substance code

By Robert J.D. Briant, Anton Goldstein It is anticipated that the International Tax Authority (the “ITA”) of the British Virgin Islands will soon issue its Economic Substance Code (the “Code”). The Code will provide guidance on interpreting the requirements of the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 (the “ES Act”). This bulletin provides […]

Captive insurance: To domicile in Bermuda

By Gavin Woods So, you are interested in forming a captive insurance company. Perhaps your company wants to benefit from the lower cost of insurance when compared with premiums paid to third-party insurers; or perhaps you need to obtain insurance for a type of risk that is proving difficult to cover in the commercial insurance market. […]

Blockchain in cases of fraud and corporate insolvency

By Tim Molton, Luke Sayer With the emergence of innovative and disruptive technologies, an increasing number of financial services providers are adopting Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) as part of their long-term business strategy. The benefits of DLT (such as blockchain) have been widely written about in recent years. This article explores some of the less-publicised potential […]

BVI probate process

The conflict of laws rules of some jurisdictions do not always determine clearly the situs of intangible moveable property, such as shares in a company (for example, it is not always clear whether the shares are located where the original register of members is maintained, or where the company is incorporated). However, this is not […]

Privy Council clarifies Bermuda’s “60/40 Rule”

In a judgment likely to have wide-ranging implications for local companies subject to the “60/40 Rule”, the Privy Council has held that local companies may confer upon non-Bermudians “de facto control by commercial arrangements”, provided that non-Bermudians do not have control over the manner in which directors and shareholders vote. Breaking with the prior decision […]

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