BVI: Platform for Chinese overseas investment


For close to 30 years, BVI Business Companies have been vehicles of choice for successful Chinese firms trading across the world. BVI business companies are among major businesses listed on the London, New York and Hong Kong stock exchanges. Well-respected companies worldwide use BVI business companies to manage their cross-border activities.

ELISE DONOVAN 英属维尔京群岛政府亚洲官方办事处董事 Director, BVI House Asia
Director, BVI House Asia

British Virgin Islands (BVI) business companies have been utilised in joint venture structures as part of mergers and acquisitions transactions, structures for project finance, and for the setting up of private equity funds.

The BVI demonstrates its flexibility and ability to cut through the complexity of different industries by arranging structures for projects and transactions in such areas as oil and natural gas, petrochemicals, metal industries, manufacturing and electronics.

The BVI’s attributes – a legal system based on English common law, internationally-compliant regulations and tax neutrality – make it an especially attractive jurisdiction to channel outbound Chinese investment.

You must be a subscribersubscribersubscribersubscriber to read this content, please subscribesubscribesubscribesubscribe today.

For group subscribers, please click here to access.
Interested in group subscription? Please contact us.



Elise Donovan is the Hong Kong-based director at BVI House Asia. She can be contacted on +852 3468 8532 or by email at: