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Putting the British Virgin Islands on the List: The Advantages of Using British Virgin Islands Companies for IPOS

15 Feb 2011

Michael Gagie explains the benefits of using British Virgin Islands companies for IPOs, and why Asian-based corporations and individuals have helped the British Virgin Islands become the largest offshore corporate domicile in the world. He also addresses the misconceptions that have hampered the jurisdiction's appeal for more sophisticated transactions.

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