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The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has enjoyed the reputation as a leading offshore jurisdiction. Companies seeking to deploy their capital globally are drawn to its shores by its robust commercial and regulatory infrastructure and, lately, its potential as the next major arbitration centre.

At this event, Mr Charlie Clayton-Payne and Mr Francois Lassalle, representatives from BVI House Asia, will provide useful advice on using BVI entities to facilitate financial transactions in the Greater China and Asia-Pacific regions. They will also introduce the uniqueness of BVI as a seat for resolving international commercial disputes.

Their talk will touch on:

•   Factors determining the continued appeal of BVI entities for conducting financial transactions in the Greater China and Asia-Pacific regions
•   Increased arbitration clause usage in financial documentation as a trend in emerging markets
•   Making the right choice: Institution or Ad-hoc arbitration
•   The privacy and flexibility benefits of dispute resolution in the BVI

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s) Mr Charles Clayton-Payne, Partner, Banking and Finance, Harneys
Mr Francois Lassalle, Chief Executive Officer of BVI International Arbitration Centre
Language English
Date and Time 2019/10/17 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Open to media
Enquiries Karen Au
Tel: 28231200
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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