(BVI) (Cayman) Statutory Records

The decision as to where to incorporate an offshore company can only be made based on the specific features of the transaction in question. It is not possible to make a general assertion that one jurisdiction is always more appropriate than another. This note does not therefore attempt to guide the reader to any one jurisdiction over another. Instead it highlights some of the features common to the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands (the "BVI") and describes certain of the legal requirements with regard to the statutory records to be kept in respect of companies in these jurisdictions which may be factors to consider when deciding which jurisdiction to use.


The Cayman Islands and the BVI are British Overseas Territories and as such offer all the security and stability traditionally associated with the British flag. Each jurisdiction is responsible for its own internal self-government, while the United Kingdom remains responsible for external affairs, defence and the courts.

Both jurisdictions have an independent legal and judicial system based on English common law, with a right of final appeal to the Privy Council in London. Each jurisdiction benefits from advanced telecommunications, infrastructure and support services, and an educated and well-trained workforce.

In both jurisdictions, policies and legislation have been developed in close partnership with the private sector to ensure that they meet the needs of the financial community. Through this partnership, the respective governments have established sophisticated and efficient supervision and regulation to safeguard their jurisdiction's integrity while creating an operating environment that is highly attractive to private enterprise.

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