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Taking the BVI Public Using BVI Companies for IPO's

29 Nov 2011

The British Virgin Islands is by far the largest offshore corporate domicile in the world. Users of BVI companies range from multi-national corporations to high net worth individuals as the legislative framework provided by the BVI Business Companies Act provides the BVI with a flexible and scalable corporate vehicle.

Recent activity in the Asian IPO market has provided a timely reminder of the advantages of using a BVI company in a listed company context. Michael Gagie of Maples Hong Kong analyse some of the tangible benefits that BVI companies can offer both to entrepreneurs and potential investors.