News & Information
BVI Automatic Exchange of Information Registration and Reporting Deadlines
Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016
The government of the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) has recently clarified the filing deadlines under the various automatic exchange of information regimes in a number of bulletins and press releases.
UK FATCA / UK CDOT
British Virgin Islands: 2016 Updates To BVI Business Companies Act
Monday, 2nd May, 2016
Many of our clients have British Virgin Island companies, and since the debacle of a couple of years ago, their importance has waned somewhat, due to various reasons not least the lack of compliance and the fact banks were none-too-happy to maintain accounts from there.
China paying more attention to intellectual property rights
Thursday, 28th April, 2016
China hopes to strengthen cooperation and exchange on intellectual property rights with the United States, said a Chinese trade official.
The two countries see common interests with the US on IPR, although the concept of intellectual property protection has a long tradition in the US and is only several decades old in China, said Zhang Xiangchen, deputy China international trade representative, speaking at an event on Monday.
China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Friday, 15th April, 2016
The China-Australia Free-Trade agreement, known by its rather nifty hip and trendy abbreviation “ChAFTA”, was ratified on the 20th December last year.
Hong Kong Budget Address
Friday, 8th April, 2016
The 2016-17 Hong Kong budget speech delivered by Financial Secretary Mr Tsang introduced a series of exciting measures aimed at relieving the economy and promoting growth in infant industries. We find it very encouraging that the government is allocating additional resources to boost the local start-up space.
Private Trust Companies for Business Owners
Tuesday, 1st March, 2016
We are often asked about the merits of Private Trust Companies, where business owners can maintain their company structure, yet gain from the benefits of a Trust that protects their family wealth, the structure of the family engagement within the business as well as have a much clearer path for succession where the company is sizable and dependent on key family members.