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More changes to: BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 and BVI Business Companies Amendment Act, 2016

17 Feb 2016
Following on from our blog on 14 December 2015 about the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 (the “Amending Act”), one substantive change to the Amending Act came to light on New Year’s Eve. This was the addition of a new section 118A, which sets out the particulars which must be included in the register of directors.    Subsequent to this has been the Gazetting... Read More AboutMore changes to: BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 and BVI Business Companies Amendment Act, 2016 »

By Amy Roost

UK: Service addresses and confidentiality for persons with significant control

17 Feb 2016
The Companies Act 2006 introduced a very useful mechanism by which a director can keep his residential address off the public record. This has been particularly attractive to directors based overseas and to directors requiring a degree of confidentiality. Our blog on directors’ services address can be accessed here . A similar concept has also been used in the Small Business,... Read More AboutUK: Service addresses and confidentiality for persons with significant control »

By Jason Reader

It’s time to act for UK companies with bearer shares

02 Feb 2016
For those UK companies with bearer shares still in issue, a key date to be aware of this month is the 25 February. This is the last day of the period during which the holder of a bearer share may surrender a share warrant. One of the corporate aspects of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 was the prohibition of the creation of bearer shares. This prohibition took... Read More AboutIt’s time to act for UK companies with bearer shares »

By Philip Jacques

The impact of the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015

14 Dec 2015
The BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 (the “Amending Act”), which was Gazetted on 12 November 2015, will amend the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004. The Amendment Act is expected to come into force in the next few months. Our summary of the key changes can be found here . The object of the Amending Act is to address specific matters as part of the continuing process of reform... Read More AboutThe impact of the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 »

By Philip Jacques

My visit to Shenzhen and Shanghai

18 Nov 2015
November has been a busy month for Jordans Trust Company in China. During the week of 2nd November we presented to a selection of leading Chinese law firms in Shenzhen on the benefits of the UK as corporate domicile and entry point for investment into the EU. This was a response to the increasing numbers of enquiries we have been fielding from China on UK companies and partnerships. ... Read More AboutMy visit to Shenzhen and Shanghai »

By John Swann

BVI: the Business Companies (Amendment) Regulations, 2015

13 Nov 2015
The BVI Business Companies Regulations, 2012 (the “ 2012 Regulations ”) made some changes to the BVI company law regime in relation to such things as the use of company names and liquidation procedures. The Business Companies (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 (the “ 2015 Regulations ”) have recently been Gazetted and amend the 2012 Regulations in a few areas. 1. Certificates of... Read More AboutBVI: the Business Companies (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 »

By Philip Jacques

Cyprus' Double Taxation Treaty Network Update

09 Nov 2015
Cyprus continues to expand its double taxation treaty network by signing its first ever treaty with Switzerland. Based on the OECD Model, the DTT offers a zero rate of withholding tax on interest and royalties (subject to anti-abuse provisions), with no withholding tax being levied on dividend payments under certain participation and beneficial ownership conditions. Having recently... Read More AboutCyprus' Double Taxation Treaty Network Update »

By Richard Melton

Conclusions from the International Tax Planning Association conference

22 Oct 2015
I recently attended the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA) conference in Monaco, where I presented details of the new PSC Register and some reasonably conservative approaches to protecting beneficial owners from indiscriminate public disclosure. A transcript of my talk will be published by the ITPA shortly. The other presentations and the panel discussion on BEPS and... Read More AboutConclusions from the International Tax Planning Association conference »

By Martin Palmer

What is a Process Agent appointment letter?

22 Oct 2015
A Process Agent letter is a document which confirms the relationship between the appointing party and the Process Agent. A Process Agent is usually required when a party enters into a legal document governed by the law of a jurisdiction in which the appointing party does not have a presence e.g. an English law contract entered into by an offshore company. The Process Agent will provide... Read More AboutWhat is a Process Agent appointment letter? »

By Stefano Iacono

The Process Agent under English Law

12 Oct 2015
Innumerable contracts and legal documents are signed on a daily basis around the world. Many of these cite English law as being the governing law. In turn, any legal proceedings sought for breach of duties must be heard before the English courts. The reason that English law is selected is often a combination of reputation and transparency. The judiciary and legal profession in England is... Read More AboutThe Process Agent under English Law »

By Stefano Iacono

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