British Virgin Islands
The BVI is a leading international finance centre with a strong domestic economy driven by high-end real estate developments and international private sector investments.
As a British overseas territory, the BVI enjoys the reputation of being a tax neutral, politically stable and economically secure jurisdiction. This reputation, together with a legal system based on English common law, tight control policies and modern legislation has resulted in BVI companies being both recognised and accepted as reputable investment vehicles worldwide.
The BVI is renowned as the growing jurisdiction for offshore domiciled funds, holding companies, joint venture entities, hedge funds, captive insurance registrations and trusts for use in commercial transactions.
Harneys Fiduciary is an established global leader in advising clients on all aspects of offshore compliance. We ease your regulatory burden by providing you with clear legal advice and practical assistance in meeting your obligations. We advise onanti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance, financial services regulation, sanctions, tax, tax information exchange and other areas of financial services regulatory law.
Leverage Harneys’ four decades of corporate service experience by taking advantage of value added solutions that ensure your goals are met.
Legislation in the British Virgin Islands and in the Cayman Islands requires certain entities that are incorporated or registered in those jurisdictions and which conduct one or more of a set list of relevant activities to comply with local substance requirements known as ‘economic substance’.
Regulated companies and limited partnerships benefit from Harneys’ comprehensive and in-house funds service offering. We provide registered agent and office services as well as authorised representative services. Our directorship services are designed for regulated investment funds domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus and the Cayman Islands.
We are committed to delivering practical solutions to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, their families and their businesses. Whether you are acquiring or registering a business, managing multiple and complex cross-border assets, purchasing fine art, property or a private island, our team provides a full complement of corporate, wealth and fiduciary services in the BVI and the Cayman Islands. We work alongside our highly respected lawyers to guide clients on the ideal structure to acquire, consolidate and protect your assets whilst helping to seamlessly navigate complex tax and regulatory issues to ensure that assets are passed to the next generation efficiently and in accordance with your wishes.