By Clinton Hempel, Alan Hughes, Elizabeth Killeen, Sharon Mungall, Katrina Lindsay

The Limited Partnership Act, 2017 (the “Act”) was gazetted and brought into force in early 2018 in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”). The Act creates a modern regime for new limited partnerships, and replaces Part VI of the former Partnership Act, 1996 (the “1996 Act”) for new limited partnerships and for those existing limited partnerships that elect to re-register under the Act.

Inspired by the success of the BVI Business Companies Act (the “BC Act”), the Act and the Limited Partnership Regulations, 2018 (the “Regulations”) draw on a number of concepts introduced by the BC Act and have been drafted with the same balance of certainty and flexibility in mind.