An arbitration paradise

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a familiar jurisdiction to most professionals practising international commercial law. Stuart Cullen, counsel at Harneys, says a recent increase in dispute resolution instructions coming from Latin America is accompanying the jurisdiction’s increasing profile in international arbitration too

An arbitration paradise British Virgin Islands aerial panorama (Credit:

The BVI – a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom located about 60 miles east of Puerto Rico – is a popular jurisdiction for Latin American clients. Many turn here for estate and inheritance planning, while BVI is widely used to provide tax-neutral inward investment vehicles to raise capital for Latin American businesses.  



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