BVI Law Firm

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.

Why the British Virgin Islands? 

The BVI is a British overseas territory with a legal system based on English common law. The BVI has established a politically stable and cost-efficient tax-neutral platform, thriving international business industry, recognised and ranked among one of world's recognised popular international jurisdictions.

The BVI offers an independent and robust Financial Services Commission, acknowledged as a strong and sophisticated regulator and an international platform with a global footprint where government has created strong international trade and diplomatic relationships.

Major respected companies worldwide use BVI business companies to manage their cross-border activities. Companies, institutions, and private individuals use them for holding companies for various assets, corporate group structuring, investment business, joint ventures, listings, real estate, family, trust, estate and succession planning, and other assets registration.

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.   

Investment Funds

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
  • Approved Funds
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Professional Funds
  • Public 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.

Private Wealth

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.

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Loeb Smith is a law firm with a proven record of providing creative and insightful legal advice and solutions on BVI law. We assist our clients with practical and responsive advice that brings excellent results.

About Loeb Smith

We have BVI attorneys in our Hong Kong and Cayman Island offices to make sure we are doing our utmost to provide the highest-quality legal advice to our clients 24/7.

BVI Office

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6th Floor, Waters Edge,Building 1, Wickham’s Cay 2
Road Town
Tel: +1 284 494 1848 Email: [email protected]

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Legal Expertise

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