Corporate and Commercial

Our Experience

We provide a full range of BVI corporate and commercial legal services across a wide range of industry sectors. We regularly advise international banks, financial services businesses, foreign corporations, local businesses, public and private companies, directors, shareholders, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals on all aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Our Services

In particular, we have expertise in the following areas:

  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • cross-border transactions;
  • joint ventures;
  • corporate restructuring;
  • new business establishment;
  • redomiciliation of established businesses;
  • company reinstatement;
  • use of partnerships including limited partnerships;
  • floatations;
  • lending and security;
  • regulatory and corporate governance; and
  • legal opinions.

Our Approach

We understand our clients often need simple, no-nonsense, pragmatic solutions to complex commercial problems. For that reason, projects are always Partner-led and the most cost effective team is agreed in advance for each matter.

We seek to form robust meaningful relationships with our clients. We endeavour to truly understand their businesses so that we can support them from day-to-day and in the long term.

We appreciate that some transactions will be time critical and we will work with you to ensure delivery of practical advice, on time.

Our Publications

21/09/18A Brief Guide To Limited Partnerships in the BVI
17/07/19British Virgin Islands: Update on Substance Rules for BVI Companies and Limited Partnerships
Following the introduction of the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 (the Act) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on 1st January 2019 all BVI companies and all limited partnerships with legal personality will need to assess their compliance with the Act and submit compliance reports within six months after the end of their financial reporting period. This means that all existing BVI companies and limited partnerships with legal personality will need to submit a report in 2020.
29/07/19Islas Vírgenes Británicas – Actualización De Las Reglas Sobre Sustancia Para Compañías Y Sociedades Limitadas De Islas Vírgenes Británicas
Desde la introducción de la Ley de Sustancia Económica (Compañías y Sociedades Limitadas) de 2018 (la Ley) en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas (BVI) el 1 de enero de 2019, todas las compañías de BVI y todas las sociedades limitadas con personería jurídica deberán evaluar su cumplimiento de la Ley y presentar informes de cumplimiento dentro de los seis meses posteriores al cierre de su período de presentación de informes financieros.