Snapshot: application to Court for the restoration of a Guernsey company

In Guernsey, as in the UK, there is a relatively quick and easy process for restoring companies to the Register of Companies when they have been struck off and dissolved.

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BVI Incubator and Approved Funds – when and how to convert

In 2015, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) introduced two new fund regimes to provide an efficient route for start-up managers to establish a track record and for smaller funds with friends and family money to establish open ended funds, being the Incubator Fund regime and the Approved Fund regime respectively.

Will 2021 be the year of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in Luxembourg?

While SPACs have existed for decades on public markets, a revival seems to be taking place, with SPACs representing about 60 percent of IPOs in the US in 2020. February 2021 saw the launch of the first Luxembourg SPAC in more than 10 years, highlighting the potential for Luxembourg to become the European hub for this type of funding structure. The jurisdiction not only offers a flexible and tax efficient legal framework but also the ability to rely on the European passport mechanism set forth in the Prospectus Regulation.

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