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Private Mergers and Acquisitions in the British Virgin Islands: overview

25 Mar 2016

In this Q&A, Michael Gagie, Matthew Gilbert, Richard May and Joanna Russell provide a guide to private mergers and acquisitions law in the British Virgin Islands.  Key issues include corporate entities and acquisitions methods, preliminary agreements, warranties and indemnities, acquisition financing, signing and closing, tax, competition and environmental issues.  View this article in full

This article first appeared in the Practical Law Private Mergers and Acquisition 2015/2016 Guide in March 2016, published by Thomson Reuters. 

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