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Lewis S. Hunte, QC

Hunte & Co.’s Head of Chambers, Lewis S Hunte, QC, reflects on his role as one of the founding fathers of the BVI International Business Companies Act, 1984, the pioneer legislation that is often lauded as the pinnacle of his career. Read More
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Memoirs of a Caribbean Lawyer

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BVI Passes Economic Substance Legislation

In an effort to address the EU’s Code of Conduct Group concerns and recent OECD guidance regarding economic substance, the BVI Government passed legislation effective 1 January 2019 establishing economic substance tests for tax resident entities. T… Read More
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Hunte & Co. attends TAG Alliances Fall 2018 International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

Hunte & Co. attorneys Laura Arthur, R. Winston Arthur and Sherrie Niles attended the TAG Alliances Fall 2018 International Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia from October 24-26, 2018. Partner, Laura Arthur, was one of three panelists on the Liti… Read More
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Hunte & Co. Founding Partner and Head of Chambers Releases Memoirs

Memoirs of a Caribbean Lawyer: The Autobiography of Lewis Stephenson Hunte, QC traces the life and times of Barbados born lawyer, Lewis Stephenson Hunte, QC, from his ancestral background to the pinnacle of his career. Memoirs is a cleverly-writte… Read More
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Amendment to the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice, 2008 (the AML Code)

The BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) has amended the AML Code to allow for client due diligence to be conducted via electronic platforms.  The amendment to the AML Code supports the use of digital financial technology resources to facilitate… Read More
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The Micro Business Companies Act, 2017 (the MBC Act)

The MBC Act, which was brought into force on 5 June 2018, provides a new platform for the registration of micro businesses (Micro Business Companies or MBCs), defined by the MBC Act as “businesses with an asset value or annual turnover of no more t… Read More
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