Inclement Weather

Hurricane Maria has now passed the BVI and an 'all-clear' signal has been issued for the territory. The storm was approximately 100 miles south of the BVI and did not cause further significant damage as far as we are aware.

Again, the well-being of our BVI staff is our priority and we continue to support staff members on the ground and around the globe.

Walkers' BVI office sustained minimal damage, but the building will require some minor refurbishment work before we can safely re-open. In the meantime, our BVI practice continues to be operational from our global network of offices ensuring continuity of legal services.

Recovery efforts in the BVI are expected to resume immediately in the wake of the storm. The BVI has made great progress to date in ensuring the continuity of its financial services industry, successfully re-establishing critical business systems and facilities following Hurricane Irma:

  • The BVI Company Registry online VIRRGIN system is fully operational.
  • The BVI's beneficial ownership information portal (BOSSs) is also fully operational.
  • Several banks in the BVI have reported that they are re-open for business on a limited basis.
  • The BVI High Court Registry is due to re-open shortly allowing list searches.
  • The Commercial Division of the High Court has been temporarily relocated to Saint Lucia, with hearings scheduled to commence on Monday 25 September.
  • In the meantime, BVI applications for emergency relief can be heard by judges in Saint Lucia and elsewhere in the Caribbean.

These are major components in restoring services and will aid the continued recovery of the financial services sector.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support. Should you require assistance, please feel free to contact one of the lawyers below.

 

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+1 284 852 2222

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+1 284 542 2231

 

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Investment Funds
Partner, Cayman Islands
+1 345 914 4251

 

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+65 6595 4673

 

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+1 345 814 4667

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+44 (0)20 7220 4995

 

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Investment Funds
Partner, Dubai
+971 4 363 7912

 

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Finance & Corporate
Partner, BVI
+1 284 852 2240

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Partner, Hong Kong
+852 2596 3305

 

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+852 2596 3305