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BVI Company Liquidation

Updated:2018-5-21 16:53:25    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:157

BVI company liquidation occurs where a company has no liabilities or is unable to pay its debts as they come due and the value of its assets equals or exceeds its liabilities. Liquidation of companies that have at any time being granted a license by the BVI Financial Services Commission. The BVI Business Companies Amendments Act, 2012 and the BVI Business Companies Regulations, 2012 have come into force on October 15 2012, and the procedure for liquidation of companies has been amended. Following are the most relevant changes to be observed:

Declaration of Solvency
This shall include an additional wording stating that the value of the company’s assets equals or exceeds its liabilities. 

Liquidation Plan
The time required to liquidate the company shall be 30 days.

Filing of the Appointment of Liquidator
This shall be filed within 14 days of the appointment. After this period, the resolution appointing the liquidator shall be deemed void.

The liquidator must advertise notice of his appointment in at least one issue of a newspaper published and circulating in the BVI.

Unless the company’s principal place of business is in the BVI, an advertisement must also be placed in at least one issue of a newspaper circulating in the place outside the BVI in which the company has a place of business, or if it has more than one place of business, its principal place of business.

If the company does not have a place of business, or the voluntary liquidator does not know where its place of business is situated, an advertisement must be placed in such manner as the liquidator considers is most likely to come to the attention of any creditors of the company. 

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