(Global) Company Mergers in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Bermuda

Businesses have been increasingly taking advantage of the statutory provisions relating to mergers in the British Virgin Islands ("BVI"), Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. The merger provisions in these jurisdictions are proving popular given that they afford a simple, relatively quick and low cost way of merging companies that does not require the involvement of the courts. While the legislation in these three jurisdictions is similar, there are certain differences which clients should be aware of. This table highlights some of the similarities and differences between the three jurisdictions and describes some of the key requirements that clients should consider before embarking on the merger process.

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BERMUDA
Jonathan BettsPartnerT +1 441 242 1511jonathan.betts@walkersglobal.com

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Matthew Cowman Managing PartnerT +1 284 852 2208matthew.cowman@walkersglobal.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Rob JacksonPartnerT +1 345 914 4281rob.jackson@walkersglobal.com

DUBAI
Daniel WoodManaging PartnerT +971 4 363 7912daniel.wood@walkersglobal.com

GUERNSEY
Matt SandersManaging PartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 914matt.sanders@walkersglobal.com

HONG KONG
Denise WongPartnerT +852 2596 3303denise.wong@walkersglobal.com

IRELAND
Garry FergusonManaging PartnerT +353 1 470 6659garry.ferguson@walkersglobal.com

JERSEY
Jonathan HeaneyManaging PartnerT +44 (0)1534 700 786jonathan.heaney@walkersglobal.com

LONDON
Jack BoldarinManaging PartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4995jack.boldarin@walkersglobal.com

SINGAPORE
John RogersManaging PartnerT +65 6595 4673john.rogers@walkersglobal.com