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A time for Limin’*, A time for Legislatin’: Recent Commercial Law Developments In the British Virgin Islands

McConvill, James (2010) A time for Limin’*, A time for Legislatin’: Recent Commercial Law Developments In the British Virgin Islands. The Corporate Governance Law Review, 4 (1). pp. 125-147. ISSN 1449-9029

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Abstract

The British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) is the world’s premier offshore jurisdiction for the incorporation of business companies. Almost 1 million companies have been formed in the jurisdiction. One of the key reasons for the BVI’s popularity is that it offers flexibility to businesses, with domiciled companies not being over-burdened with regulation. At the same time it is important to maintain the BVI’s reputation as a responsible international financial centre, to protect the jurisdiction’s position into the future. The suite of regulatory reforms discussed in this article, and which took effect over 2009 and 2010, are designed to take BVI one step further in embracing and complying with international best practice policies and standards. This article dissects and discusses these reforms, and observes that while an extra layer of regulation has been applied to BVI companies through recent reforms, the BVI remains an attractive jurisdiction to incorporate a company offshor

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21005, British Virgin Islands, commercial law developments
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
FOR Classification > 1801 Law
SEO Classification > 9404 Justice and the Law
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 02:28
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2012 03:27
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7003
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