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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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New 'Approved Manager' Regulations for Hedge Funds

By Kerry Anderson

Earlier this year, I wrote an article entitled "Why you should choose the BVI for your next Fund." Since then new regulations ushering in an "Approved Managers" regime have been published and as of December 10, 2012 are now in force. The effect of these new regulations is to make the BVI an attractive option for setting up as an investment manager.

Kerry Anderson co-publishes chapter in Asian Investor

Click here -> onealwebster.asianinvestor.dec12 to read Kerry Anderson's co-published chapter featured in Asian Investor (December 2012) entitled 'Fast and Simple in the BVI - The British Virgin Islands have responded to regulatory changes by making fund and manager domiciling painless and efficient.

The BVI: The best choice for start-up funds

In today’s financial environment, investor capital for a start-up fund can be hard to come by. Kerry Anderson, Partner of a leading offshore law firm in the British Virgin Islands explains both the initial and long term benefits to setting up your fund in the BVI

Weathering the storm

Christopher Simpson and Kerry Anderson of O’Neal Webster examine the key elements of BVI-domiciled funds and the advantages they offer to fund managers

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Investment funds in the BVI

February 2012 - Finance. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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BVI Funds - Legal and structuring considerations

The British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) have approximately 3,000 investment funds recognised or registered by the BVI Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) under Part III of the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 and its accompanying regulations, the Mutual Funds Regulations, 2010 (together, “SIBA”). 

Solvent Voluntary Liquidation of BVI Companies

February 2011 - Finance. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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This briefing is intended to give a brief guide to the steps involved in the solvent liquidation of a business company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”). The liquidation process described (where a company has no liabilities or is able to pay its debts as they fall due) is carried out in accordance with Part XII of the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (the “Act”)

British Virgin Islands - Restructuring and Insolvency

February 2011 - Finance. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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Corporate insolvency in BVI is governed by the Insolvency Act 2003 and the Insolvency Rules 2005. These laws are closely based on the English Insolvency Act 1986. There are a number of insolvency regimes available. However the provisions for administration, which are similar to the provisions of the English Insolvency Act 1986 prior to its amendment by the Enterprise Act 2002, and which promote the rescue of companies in financial difficulty assisted by a statutory moratorium, are not yet in force. There are separate provisions for insurance companies.

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