The interaction between winding up petitions and arbitration agreements in the British Virgin Islands

The relationship between arbitration clauses and winding up proceedings is a contentious issue in many jurisdictions and the debate shows no sign of abating. In the BVI, a recent case has further clarified the effect of an arbitration agreement on creditor’s winding up proceedings pursued on the basis of a company’s insolvency.

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For decades, Jersey has opened its doors to a limited number of individuals and businesses attracted not only by the Island’s charm and beauty but also by the many advantages to be gained from its location. Here, Carey Olsen property partner Christopher Philpott summarises some of the key points to consider.

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An increasing number of wealthy individuals, entrepreneurs and financial services principals have chosen to move to Guernsey with their families in recent years, with some also relocating their businesses to the Island. Here, Carey Olsen property partners Jason Morgan and Davey Le Marquand look at some of the practical issues to consider when contemplating a move to Guernsey.

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On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.

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