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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Harney Westwood & Riegels: British Virgin Islands Commercial Law 4th ed isbn 9789626619766

Harney Westwood & Riegels: British Virgin Islands Commercial Law 3rd ed

Edited by: Colin Riegels, Ian Mann

ISBN13: 9789626615294
New Edition ISBN: 9789626619766
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789626614792
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Hong Kong
Country of Publication: Hong Kong
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

British Virgin Islands Commercial Law is the only publication that focuses exclusively on the British Virgin Islands. The book provides a deep analytical view of the offshore jurisdiction’s legal landscape as it relates to companies, partnerships, credit and security, mutual funds, insolvency, dispute resolution, taxation, trusts and more.

The third edition will keep you fully up-to-date on one of the world’s fastest developing jurisdictions. This new edition continues to follow and update the major changes which occurred as a result of the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2012 and the accompanying BVI Business Companies Regulations 2012. The examination of these major changes and incorporation of new legal developments makes the third edition a must-have for anyone with interests in BVI law and practice.

Written by practitioners who know the jurisdiction better than any other

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels is the leading international offshore law firm in the British Virgin Islands
Incorporates major developments in 2014 including:

  • Application and review of the new Arbitration Act 2013
  • Review of new BVI case law including key decisions such as Alfa v Cukurova (Privy Council); Somers Dublin v Monarch Pointe (Court of Appeal); Ciban Management Corp v Citco (Commercial Court); and In The Matter of C (a bankrupt) (Commercial Court)
  • Analysis and review of the new multi-lateral tax initiatives including US FATCA regulations and revised bilateral tax information exchange agreements
  • Amendments to the approved manager regime for investment funds
  • Reviewing the changes in relation to the powers of private trust companies to act as trustees of VISTA trusts
  • Duty of confidentiality under BVI law NEW!
  • Anti-Money Laundering regulations under BVI law NEW!

Commercial Law, Other Jurisdictions , Banking and Finance, Caribbean
Chapter 1: Introduction to BVI law and its development
Chapter 2: Company law
Chapter 3: Credit and security
Chapter 4: Law of property
Chapter 5: Financial services law
Chapter 6: Investment funds
Chapter 7: Insolvency law
Chapter 8: Dispute resolution
Chapter 9: Trusts
Chapter 10: Partnership law
Chapter 11: Banking law
Chapter 12: Tax and tax information exchange agreements
Chapter 13: Confidentiality NEW!
Chapter 14: Anti-Money Laundering NEW!