Trade Regulatory

Overview

Our trade regulatory practice group combines traditional legal skills with familiarity with the legislative and executive processes in the British Virgin Islands, including working as lobbyists with government and its agencies. We provide advice in relation to the sale of goods through supplier-retailer arrangements, as well as franchising agreements that involve a seamless collaborative effort with our intellectual property practice group. Although there is no corporate taxation in the BVI, we also advise on the tax implication of any business transaction in the British Virgin Islands, including social security payments, and represent clients in appeals from decisions and assessments of the Inland Revenue Department.

Additionally, our trade regulatory practice group assists clients to manage their import processes involving customs laws and regulations such as seizures, detentions, investigations, audits and penalty proceedings. The primary aim of the trade regulatory practice group is to ensure the supply of goods and services continues with minimal interruption and penalties or sanctions.

Our People

Name & Title Phone E-mail
Jamal S. Smith
Founder & Principal
(284)494-2518 ext. 223 jamal.smith@thorntonsmith.com

 

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