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BVI Business Companies Act 2004

Updated October 2018 | Consolidated Acts

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The BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 Compendium contains a consolidated version of the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004, incorporating all amendments, to date, including consolidated versions of related regulations and statutory instruments.

The most recent legislative update includes:

  • BVI Business Companies (Amendment of Schedule 1)(No. 3) Order, 2018, in force 1 September 2018
  • BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018, the Segregated Portfolio Companies (BVI Business Company) Regulations, 2018, the Segregated Portfolio Companies (Insurance) Regulations, 2018, and the Segregated Portfolio (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 2018, all in force 1 October 2018

Other recent amendments include:

  • BVI Business Companies (Restricted Company Names)(Amendment) Notice, 2018, in force 5 July 2018
  • BVI Business Companies Act (Amendment of Schedule 1) (No. 2) Order, 2018, in force 30 June 2018
  • BVI Business Companies Act (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order, 2018, Gazetted 27 April 2018 and deemed to have come into force 1 January 2018, save for the provisions of section 2(c), which came into force 1 July 2018
  • BVI Business Companies Act (Amendment of Schedule 1) (No. 3) Order, 2016, in force 1 January 2018
  • BVI Business Companies Act (Amendment of Schedules) Order, 2017, in force 1 January 2018

This compendium also includes the following related legislation as amended:

  • BVI Business Companies Regulations, 2012 (S. I. 2012:23)
  • BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 (S. I. 2015:73)
  • BVI Business Companies (Company Names) Regulations, 2007 (S. I. 2007:49)
  • Segregated Portfolio Companies Regulations, 2005 (S. I. 2005:96)
  • BVI Business Companies (Restricted Company Names) Notice 2013 (S. I. 2013:48)

This Compendium does not, however, contain the various forms and filings prescribed by the legislation; these are available on request from Conyers Dill & Pearman.

While every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, and it is believed that the only errors in this reprint are those contained in the statutes themselves (which errors have been faithfully reproduced), no responsibility is assumed for the content and reference is made to the original for an authoritative statement of the law.

Conyers Dill & Pearman
British Virgin Islands

October 2018




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