Harneys has developed the market-leading regulatory practice in the BVI and we are the only law firm to have lawyers who specialise only in regulatory law. Our leadership in this area has put Harneys at the forefront of advising the governmental authorities and private sector on all aspects of the BVI financial services regulatory industry. With credible BVI regulatory experts across Asia, Europe and the BVI we bring greater resource to bear in complex and challenging matters.
Our Regulatory Group casts among its client base practically all market leading investment and private banking institutions in the US, UK, Europe and Asia. In addition we regularly advise the leading trust companies and asset managers based in the jurisdiction. We help our clients to obtain time sensitive, professional and commercially astute advice on BVI financial services law. As part of this we boast excellent relationships with the principal regulatory authorities including BVI Financial Services Commission, the BVI Financial Investigation Agency, the International Tax Authority, the Ministry of Finance and the Governor’s Office.
Beyond financial services, our other specialisms include taxation and tax information exchange – from TIEAs to FATCA, as well as all aspects of economic sanctions and asset freezing orders relevant to the Territory.
- Anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance
- Risk management and compliance
- Financial services regulation, licensing, capital adequacy, conduct of business
- Economic sanctions – legal rights and obligations
- Taxation and tax information exchange
- US and UK FATCA
Harneys’ depth of knowledge and experience in the BVI is unmatched. We have been an integral part of the British Virgin Islands’ development as a premier offshore centre since its inception and no team has a better understanding of the...Read More
Our FATCA practice group provides practical and legal advice on the implications of FATCA and similar forms of automatic exchange of tax information.Read More
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Harneys has established a full-service regulatory practice and a highly qualified and experienced regulatory team. We provide regulatory advice in relation to BVI, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Anguilla and we are the only law firm to have regulatory...Read More