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The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is not a signatory (or a party by extension from the UK) to the Rome Convention, the Geneva Convention, the Chicago Convention or the Cape Town Convention.
In relation to the Chicago Convention, however, certain provisions of that Convention, with which the United Kingdom is obliged to ensure that its overseas territories (including the BVI) comply, are reflected in the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013.
The BVI is, by Order-in-Council from the United Kingdom, a party to the New York Convention.
The principal domestic legislation is:
Save for public policy considerations, there are no restrictions under BVI law on the parties’ freedom to choose the governing law of such arrangements.
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Aviation Finance & Leasing 2018, (published in July 2018; contributing editors: Mark Bisset, Clyde & Co LLP). For further information please visit https://gettingthedealthrough.com/area/66/aviation-finance-leasing-2018