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Mourant Ozannes

British Virgin Islands (BVI) law firm

The British Virgin Islands, a British overseas territory, is one of the world's pre-eminent international financial centres. 

The BVI is the leading jurisdiction for the establishment of corporate vehicles, with approximately 500,000 registered companies. The BVI is also one of the leading jurisdictions for fund formation, being second only to the Cayman Islands.

The continued success of the BVI as an international financial centre is largely due to its modern and flexible corporate legislation, its political and economic stability, its proactive and business oriented government and its tax neutrality (the BVI has no corporate, capital gains, wealth or inheritance taxes).  

In addition, the BVI's robust legal system is based largely on English statute and common law.

The BVI is home to a highly respected and specialist commercial court, a division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court from which parties have an ultimate right of appeal to the Privy Council in the United Kingdom.

The BVI also adheres to the highest international regulatory standards. It is listed on the OECD's "white list" and has signed over twenty tax information exchange agreements with other countries. The BVI is a full member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (or IOSCO) and has been praised for its high regulatory standards (IMF Report 2010 and CFATF Report 2011). 

Our BVI lawyers are internationally recognised as leaders in their chosen fields, between them having many years experience practising in the laws of the British Virgin Islands and other leading international financial centres.

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CONTACT US IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Palm Grove House
PO Box 4857
Road Town
Tortola
British Virgin Islands

T +1 284 852 1700
+1 284 852 1799
bvi@mourantozannes.com

CONTACT US IN HONG KONG

8th Floor, Suites A&B
Entertainment Building
30 Queen's Road
Central
Hong Kong

T +852 3995 5700
F +852 3995 5799
hongkong@mourantozannes.com

CONTACT US IN EUROPE

22 Grenville Street
St Helier
Jersey
JE4 8PX

T +44 1534 676 000
F +44 1534 676 333
bvieurope@mourantozannes.com

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