Offshore

The mechanics and process of the balance sheet test in the context of considering whether or not a company is insolvent was recently considered by the UK Supreme Court in BNY Corporate Trustee...
June 2013
New legislation was enacted in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) in May 2013 to further refine trust legislation, especially the use of Private Trust Companies (“PTCs”) and the Virgin Island Special...
June 2013
An end-April decision issued by The Royal Court of Jersey provides new and much-needed clarity on the scope of a trust protector’s responsibilities, as well as casting doubt on a common practice in...
May 2013
British Virgin Island (“BVI”) and Cayman Islands companies have been a popular choice of investment vehicle for Hong Kong and Chinese companies and individuals. This article explores the key tools...
April 2013
Switzerland and the US have signed a pact to make Swiss banks disclose information about US account-holders. The agreement is the latest in a series between the US and other countries designed to...
March 2013
The decision of the BVI High Court in Microsoft Corporation v Vardem Ltd BVI HC (COM) 2012/0048 has crucial implications for multiple derivative actions in Hong Kong. It is the law of a company’s...
March 2013
Jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts in offshore shareholder disputes In Re Yung Kee Holdings Ltd [2012] HKEC 1480, the petitioner was a minority shareholder of Yung Kee Holdings Limited (the...
January 2013
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