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  • British Virgin Islands | Rawlinson & Hunter | BVI

    BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Located in the north eastern Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands are a British Overseas Territory enjoying internal self government in a stable political environment. The legal system is based on English common law and the US dollar is legal tender within the islands. There are no exchange control regulations and entities established by and for international clients can operate from a tax neutral base in the BVI. This international business represents over 50% of the economic activity of the islands (tourism being the other major industry) and has led to the development of a comprehensive infrastructure of legal, accounting, banking and other skills. ​ The BVI is the recognised leader in offshore corporate activity with the largest companies registry in the offshore world. The BVI Business Companies Act forms the basis and impetus for this growth and the jurisdiction has been rightly praised for offering quick, flexible and cost effective solutions for many offshore structuring plans. Trust, Partnership, Mutual Fund and Insolvency legislation also has all been passed within recent years allowing the BVI to take its place as a premier international business jurisdiction serving a truly global client base. Legislation catering to private trust companies allows the BVI to be leader in this area and this, together with the unique Vista trust concept (creating the possibility of greater settlor control of trust assets), ensures that the BVI remains a preferred trust jurisdiction.

  • Business Outsourcing | Rawlinson & Hunter | BVI

    BUSINESS OUTSOURCING We provide back-office accounting services for companies ranging from small start-up operations to sophisticated multi-nationals. We deliver all of the services that such clients expect from an internal finance team but with the flexibility of a large, highly qualified and experienced team to ensure consistency and quality of service day in, day out. With the breadth of our knowledge across the wider firm we are also able to offer a highly relevant and complete service which many internal finance teams would struggle to match. ​ We are able to receive, process and distribute information in electronic or paper form, allowing us to provide an efficient cost-effective service. We are often required to produce management accounts and group reporting packs to very tight timetables and have an enviable track-record for doing so. ​ We also provide accounting services to investment clients. Our software can receive data and transactions directly from custodians and also allows us to monitor investment managers in terms of guidelines, benchmarks and performance. ​ We do not have a standard reporting package which we expect our clients to adopt. Instead, we tailor our financial reporting to the particular needs of each client so that the directors and frontline management team receives the information they crave and are in the position to make very informed decisions about tactical and strategic matters. ​ As well as accounting, we provide payroll, IT and many of the other administration services which companies and businesses require. ​ Our expert knowledge and experience in this field allows us to offer a flexible, fast and reliable outsourcing service to our clients. Our Specialists Annie Peliwan Managing Partner E: annie.peliwan@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Jonathan Bailey Client Director E: jonathan.bailey@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Derek Rawlings Managing Partner E: derek.rawlings@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio...

  • Fund Administration | Rawlinson & Hunter | BVI

    FUND ADMINISTRATION Outsourcing fund administration can be a cost-effective and efficient way to set up and operate funds in offshore jurisdictions. ​ We can provide a comprehensive management and administration service to a broad range of fund structures. These include all types of funds such as retail open-ended public funds, quoted closed ended funds, private equity limited partnerships and sophisticated institutional funds. ​ Our services are tailored to meet clients’ specific needs. A partner has overall responsibility for the fund, supported by an experienced manager and administration team. ​ It is of the utmost importance that clients are provided with a consistently superior, seamless administration service. Therefore, we have developed many of our software systems in-house. We provide the ability to link our fund administration and accounting software to clients’ applications in order that processing is not duplicated and to provide appropriate reporting. ​ We also provide an investor services facility through our fund website to enable agents and clients to view investments, valuations, and transactional and dividend information. ​ As we are not tied to any one financial institution, we have developed an extensive range of contacts with a wide selection of professional services providers, particularly in the accountancy and legal sectors. We also have excellent relations with the major global custodians and close relationships with the regulators. Our Specialists Annie Peliwan Managing Partner E: annie.peliwan@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Jonathan Bailey Client Director E: jonathan.bailey@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Derek Rawlings Managing Partner E: derek.rawlings@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio...

  • Corporate Finance | Rawlinson & Hunter | BVI

    CORPORATE FINANCE Our corporate finance team acts for publicly quoted and private companies as well as entrepreneurs to offer an extensive range of advisory and transactional services. ​ Our bespoke approach provides timely and succinct reports to directors, shareholders and finance providers and has given us a reputation for delivering real value at a cost effective price. ​ Due diligence/Transaction support Our approach to due diligence is to ensure that our partners and senior staff fully participate in the project. This ensures that our subsequent advice focuses on the key issues that we see facing the transaction and is provided by those with sufficient experience to give such advice. ​ We have acted in a transaction support capacity for many of the UK’s main lending and investment banks as well as for private entrepreneurs. Our Specialists Annie Peliwan Managing Partner E: annie.peliwan@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Jonathan Bailey Client Director E: jonathan.bailey@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Derek Rawlings Managing Partner E: derek.rawlings@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio...

  • Forensic Accounting & Valuations | Rawlinson & Hunter | BVI

    FORENSIC ACCOUNTING For individuals and trusts, we are able to offer specialist valuation and forensic accounting services either for litigation support, to deal with tax enquiries, or, perhaps most importantly, to ensure that proper records are in place for the families concerned. We have acted as experts in relation to matrimonial, tax and trust litigation. We are able to undertake corporate valuations in support of these, and also those needed for minority shareholdings, inheritance and capital gains tax events, and tax clearance applications. Our Specialists Annie Peliwan Managing Partner E: annie.peliwan@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Derek Rawlings Managing Partner E: derek.rawlings@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio...

  • REGISTERED OFFICES | BVI

    REGISTERED OFFICES British Virgin Islands ​ Rawlinson & Hunter and Rawlinson & Hunter Limited and R&H Trust Co. (BVI) Ltd and R&H Restructuring (BVI) Ltd ​ Woodbourne Hall James Frett Building PO Box 3162 Road Town, Tortola VG1110 British Virgin Islands

  • CONTACT | BVI

    CONTACT US Office Address British Virgin Islands Rawlinson & Hunter and Rawlinson & Hunter Limited and R&H Trust Co. (BVI) Ltd and R&H Restructuring (BVI) Ltd ​ Woodbourne Hall James Frett Building PO Box 3162 Road Town, Tortola VG1110 British Virgin Islands T +1(284) 393 5400 E webenquiry.bvi@rawlinson-hunter.com

  • Estate Planning | Rawlinson & Hunter | BVI

    ESTATE PLANNING Estate planning demands a detailed appreciation of the circumstances of each client and the flexibility to respond to their wishes. Our emphasis on client relationships has enabled us to build a considerable reputation in this area. ​ Regular reviews of the estate and detailed illustrative calculations of potential liabilities keep our clients aware of opportunities available to them, while our international focus allows us to advise clients with assets in multiple jurisdictions. Frequent discussions with the client and the client’s family ensure that we are aware of their wishes as they develop and can act in their best interests. ​ For UK connected clients, the inheritance regime provides excellent opportunities to plan estates and protect family wealth through the use of lifetime gifts, trusts, family limited partnerships and careful consideration of wills. ​ Our expertise in tax planning means that we are an excellent choice for clients wishing to draft their wills in a tax efficient manner. Our partners are also experienced in acting as executors, alone or with family members or lawyers. We have all the necessary experience to deal with the administration of the estate, from the initial application for probate to the final distribution. The close relationships we build up with our clients mean that we can deal effectively with any sensitive family issues that arise. Our Specialists Annie Peliwan Managing Partner E: annie.peliwan@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Jonathan Bailey Client Director E: jonathan.bailey@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Derek Rawlings Managing Partner E: derek.rawlings@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio...

  • Companies & Partnerships | Rawlinson & Hunter | BVI

    COMPANIES & PARTNERSHIPS Companies and partnerships are flexible vehicles that can be used and integrated into a wide variety of asset management and asset protection structures and tax planning structures. ​ They are sometimes used on their own but more commonly used together with other vehicles. The combination with a trust, for example, often provides more effective protection as well as greater flexibility. ​ Many jurisdictions are introducing new legislation designed for international business needs and the types and nature of companies and partnerships available in those jurisdictions should be considered as well as other matters such as infrastructure and stability. With offices in many of the jurisdictions featuring specialised company and partnership laws, we are well placed to meet most client requirements. ​ We provide a comprehensive range of corporate and partnership services and are able to assist with all matters relating to the establishment, administration and management of companies and partnerships in all the major jurisdictions. ​ As we are completely independent and we are not tied to any other service provider, we are able to offer our clients unfettered choice in selecting third party providers and working with other professional advisers. ​ We aim to offer the highest level of personal service as our culture is all about building long term relationships. Many of our clients have been with us, not just for years, but for generations. Our Specialists Annie Peliwan Managing Partner E: annie.peliwan@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Jonathan Bailey Client Director E: jonathan.bailey@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Derek Rawlings Managing Partner E: derek.rawlings@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio...

  • Trusts & Foundations | Rawlinson & Hunter | BVI

    TRUSTS & FOUNDATIONS Trusts and foundations, which are frequently used in conjunction with companies, can play a key role in the wealth management needs of individuals, families and corporates. ​ Carefully planned and structured, they can enable clients to preserve, protect and accumulate wealth, whilst minimising or deferring exposure to tax. ​ Various types of trusts and foundations have been developed and the most suitable structure will depend upon each client’s unique circumstances. With offices in many of the jurisdictions featuring trust and foundation laws, we are well placed to meet most client requirements. ​ We assist our clients (in conjunction with their own professional advisers) on the formation, administration and management of trusts, foundations, partnerships and companies. Our private clients range from the small family trust to large complex international family offices, while our corporate clients range from small family businesses to top 100 international public companies. ​ The provision of trust and foundation services is one of our core lines of business and has been for so many years. We take the time at the outset to understand our clients’ requirements and expectations to ensure that we develop the right relationship and the optimal solution. ​ As we are completely independent, we are not tied to any other service provider which allows us to offer our clients unfettered choice in selecting and working with third party service providers and professional advisers. ​ We aim to offer the highest level of personal service as our culture is all about building long term relationships. Many of our clients have been with us not just for years, but for generations. Our Specialists Annie Peliwan annie.peliwan@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com E: annie.peliwan@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Jonathan Bailey jonathan.bailey@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com E: jonathan.bailey@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio... Derek Rawlings derek.rawlings@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com E: derek.rawlings@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com T: +1 (284) 393 5400 View bio...

  • PRIVACY | BVI

    PRIVACY The only personal data that this website can collect is: ​ If you choose to send us an email using one of the email addresses listed on the site. This email address will only be used to correspond with you. If you choose to submit data via the subscription section of the “Technical Updates” section. This data will be used to send you the publications and updates that you have requested. You may unsubscribe from our mailings at anytime. ​ If you have any concerns or questions about the data that we collect and use for the client services we are providing then please contact the partner or director in the local office that provides the service to you.

  • Derek Rawlings

    OUR PEOPLE Search Our strength lies in our people whose expertise and commitment enable us to provide a top quality pro-active tailored service in every office. By forename... Select person... By surname... Select person... By expertise... Select expertise... Reset Filters Derek Rawlings Managing Partner +1 (284) 393 5400 derek.rawlings@bvi.rawlinson-hunter.com Derek is a Partner in the British Virgin Islands office, undertaking directorship, trust and company administration duties for a wide range of clients. Derek also specialises in providing valuation and advisory services to clients in the BVI and around the world. Derek has been involved in corporate finance and valuation work for over around 18 years, advising public and private companies, and their owners, across a multitude of sectors. His experience enables him to bring a unique perspective to his role in the BVI, which is particularly valued by investment businesses and others conducting transactional work. Derek has been with Rawlinson & Hunter since 2004, having previously been a Partner in the London office. Before this, Derek spent seven years at Investec Investment Banking where he was a Director of Corporate Finance, moving there shortly after qualifying with KPMG. Derek is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a member of various valuation and corporate finance faculties and has written and spoken on the subject of valuations many times. Derek is a full member of STEP, having won awards for achieving the individual top score worldwide in three out of his four papers for the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management (Trust Creation: Law & Practice; Company Law & Practice; and Trustee Investment & Financial Appraisal) as well as the overall top score worldwide. Expertise

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