With more than 460,000 companies, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is by far the world’s leading offshore incorporation jurisdiction. This is in good measure as a result of its well developed and flexible company law legislation. In addition, the BVI is also a leading transactional jurisdiction.
The BVI is the globally recognised brand name for incorporations. Many of these companies are complex multi-shareholder vehicles which allow parties from different jurisdictions to structure their affairs in an efficient and neutral jurisdiction. Whether a simple joint venture or a company being set up with an IPO in mind, the flexibility of BVI law makes the BVI a jurisdiction of choice.
The BVI is also a leading hedge fund jurisdiction. Its new fund categories, being incubator funds and approved friends and family funds, substantially reduce the time and costs of establishing an offshore hedge fund.
Our British Virgin Islands office was established in 1996 with Conyers being the first of the international firms to be in the BVI. With over 50 lawyers practicing BVI law, whether locally or in our overseas offices, we are the leading BVI law firm. Our long-standing client relationships, along with excellent relationships with Government and regulators, allow us to bring extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise to all aspects of our corporate and litigation practices.
Our BVI office advises on the largest corporate and finance transactions in the jurisdiction.
Ours is a leading corporate practice with a reputation for providing advice that is both strategic and highly valued by our clients.
We regularly advise on finance matters involving either BVI borrowers or guarantors, providing timely and cost effective assistance to allow parties to close transactions as anticipated.
We are the market leader for BVI M&A and IPO work, having advised on both the largest M&A transaction and the largest IPO in the jurisdiction to date.
We advise the largest BVI hedge funds as well as start-up managers, delivering the relevant advice for the nature of the fund. We were instrumental in the establishment of the regulations permitting incubator funds and approved friends and family funds.
Our litigation team is the most experienced and comprehensive of any firm in the BVI. We are frequently involved in leading international litigation work in the BVI and have acted on many of the reported cases both before the Commercial Court and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. Conyers’ exemplary reputation in the jurisdiction has led to a distinguished track record of advising on high profile disputes. These have included acting in the largest asset tracing litigation from and by Commonwealth of Independent States, through to the largest and most complex receiverships involving the People's Republic of China.
The BVI private client and trust practice specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious work, including establishment of trust structures for tax and estate planning purposes, restructuring trusts with or without court assistance, and advising on trustee powers and duties, cross-border succession, and testate and intestate issues for BVI situated assets.
Conyers Dill & Pearman is affiliated with a global network of licensed trust companies under the umbrella of Conyers Client Services, which provides corporate administration services and specialised company management services, as well as a broad range of trust administration services.
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British Virgin Islands Investment Funds
BVI Litigation & Restructuring
Insurance & Reinsurance
Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Patents
Litigation & Restructuring
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Client & Trust
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Real Estate & Property Development
Securitization & Structured Finance
Conyers advises China Distance Education Holdings Limited in connection with a follow-on offering on the New York Stock Exchange of 4,000,000 American Depositary Shares representing 16,000,000 ordinary shares20 March 2014
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