British Virgin Islands (BVI) Law
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a leading offshore finance centre with a legal system based on English common law and with many benefits including modern laws, high regulatory standards, and the reputation of being a tax neutral and politically stable jurisdiction.
These benefits all help to foster, among other things, the successful structuring of finance transactions, establishment, administration and regulation of investment funds, and the formation of holding companies and investment and finance vehicles for clients worldwide
At Loeb Smith, our attorneys give specialized advice for financial, institutional, business and private clients on matters of British Virgin Islands laws. With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge pertaining to BVI, we provide advice and legal expertise at the highest level.
Loeb Smith British Virgin Islands office provide full service commercial advice on matters of BVI law to financial, institutional, business and private clients both locally and internationally, as well as specialised regulatory and compliance and entity formation and management services. We service a strong base of clients in the US, UK, Canada and throughout Europe.
BVI Legal Expertise and Advice
Banking & Finance
Our BVI law practice provides practical, beneficiary advice which includes complex group financings and corporate debt refinancing, comprising syndicated loan agreements, private placements and inter-creditor agreements and debt subordination issues. We also provide tailored advice for specific areas including registration of security and enforceability of security documentation, parent and sister company guarantees and first demand guarantees, asset-backed and receivable financing.
Our Investment Funds Group has extensive experience in advising investment managers on the formation, structure and launch of a broad range of investment funds. Dedicated to being insightful, commercial and responsive, we are ready to assist our clients with:
Formation and launch of Incubator Funds
Private Equity Funds
Private Investment Funds
Other Asset Classes
Our British Virgin Island corporate practice group delivers expert legal assistance on a wide range of corporate matters, including company incorporations, formation of limited partnerships, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and IPOs.
We support our BVI clients with issues pertaining to shareholder disputes, fiduciary issues, issuing legal opinions, legal due diligence reports and more, making sure our clients acquire insightful, practical advice that will deal with their primary concerns.
Blockchain Technology, Fintech & Cryptocurrency Transactions
The blockchain technology, fintech and cryptocurrency practice area is one of the most fast-paced industries that is constantly growing and evolving, and our attorneys in our BVI practice are highly experienced in this territory, enabling them to provide their thorough expertise to our BVI clients.
They are ready to assist with:
Initial coin or token offerings or security token offerings (ICOs/ITOs/STOs)
Issues related to offshore investment funds investing in digital assets and specific risk factors
Advising on tokenized funds investing in venture capital or real estate
Advising on corporate, financing and intellectual property issues related to investments in blockchain companies and joint venture projects
Advising token issuers and cryptocurrency funds on compliance with the Cayman Islands Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations
Corporate Insolvency & Restructurings
Within our BVI practice, our team diligently works to help clients resolve issues regarding enforcement of security, asset tracing, schemes of arrangement and other Court driven restructurings, including voluntary liquidations.
Our BVI Private Wealth team provide client-focused and creative commercial solutions based on many years of advising on PE investments and on the structuring, formation and launch of PE funds. This includes advising settlors, trustees and beneficiaries on private wealth and estate planning issues.
We pride ourselves in helping our clients plan and execute their investment objectives, going beyond the fine print to assist our clients with all aspects of their private wealth and finances to ensure their financial future is secure.
Regulatory and Compliance
It is our aim to ensure that our clients receive the best understanding and advice. In doing so, our BVI practice gives advice in areas regarding Economic Substance compliance and Beneficial Ownership filing.
Read more about how our team of attorneys provides legal advice on Cayman Islands law and British Virgin Islands law in the following practice areas: