Legal Services – BVI

Investment Funds

We advise on all forms of investment vehicle structures:

  • Structuring investment vehicles, including through corporations, limited partnerships, LLCs, unit trusts or Segregated Portfolio Companies (SPCs)
  • Preparation of documents such as shareholder agreements, share offering documents, management agreements
  • Crypto Funds
  • Monitoring and updating regulatory requirements
  • Carrying out Due Diligence and negotiating contracts
  • Advising funds in relation to the purchase and sale processes of their investments
  • Advice on obtaining regulatory consents, registration and licensing
  • Advice on legal and commercially viable solutions for funds, managers, investors and liquidators in relation to distressed or failed investment funds, as well as the creation of side pockets to isolate the liquidity of individual assets
  • Advice on the careful handling of the rights of the investor, creditors and the obligations of the fund, directors and agents during periods of difficulty or insolvency
  • Closure of vehicles or SPC cells

Banking and Finance

We advise on various types of financial contracts and companies in the banking and financial sector that operate structures in the BVI, including agencies, subsidiaries and related structures.

Specific advice in the areas of:

  • Bank licensing and regulation
  • Regulation, inspection and communication with FSC. as a regulator of banks and financial entities
  • AML, sanctions and data protection laws
  • Legal issues of credit and security contracts
  • Security Registration
  • Loan and Facility Agreements
  • Debt issuance, Bonds, and other debt instruments
  • Fund Financing


We have deep expertise and experience with corporate matters, and we advise our clients in all aspects of the use of corporate structures, limited partnerships, LLCs and other typical vehicles, including in the areas:

  • Series A, SAFEs, RSUs, ESOPs and related topics
  • IPO and listing on international exchanges such as NASDAQ, NYSE, LSE, HKSE
  • Acquisitions and sales of companies
  • Acquisitions and sales of entity assets
  • Public offers for the acquisition of shares
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Operations
  • Structuring limited partnerships
  • Strategic alliances and Joint Ventures
  • Corporate restructuring and combinations: mergers, acquisitions and incorporations
  • Mezzanine operations
  • Restructurings and liquidity issues
  • Fiduciary obligations of directors
  • Governance and regulatory obligations


Extensive experience with regulatory topics that impact all types of structures, as well as topics specific to certain types of highly regulated businesses, such as banks and other financial service providers.

Advice on diversified regulatory topics in the BVI, such as:

  • Licensing or registration of regulated entities
  • Advice on issues related to laws in specific sectors, such as secuties businesses, mutual funds, trusts, banks, and others
  • FSC regulations, inspections and sanctions
  • AML regulations, sanctions, inspections and auditing of processes and systems
    FATCA and CRS
  • Economic substance regulations
  • Data protection regulations

Local Services

We provide local advice with regards to:

  • Work permits, including rights for families of people with work permits
  • Permanent residence process
  • Assistance with real estate transactions

Private Clients

We advise our Private Clients with administrative-family and personal services, such as:

  • Constitution and management of international investment structures, from simple companies (PICs) created to hold bank and brokerage accounts, real estate or other assets, to more complex structures such as investment funds (Funds), which serve to manage global investment portfolios
  • Trusts, including VISTA
  • Consultancy and assistance to Family Offices
  • Drafting and developing wills, trusts and other legal structures designed to govern asset transfer and estate planning
  • Advice on the management of succession management with “cross-border” aspects, including the closure of foreign successions and letters of administration
  • Immigration and relocation services, including local concierge services that cover all aspects of relocation, from legal support to administrative assistance with day-to-day tasks
  • Assistance in the acquisition of properties and structuring of vehicles, as well as financing lines used in the acquisition and management of properties
  • Opening and ongoing management of international bank and investment accounts
  • Management of compliance documentation, verification, notarization and other forms of document certification