Company & Commercial Law

Brian Holdipp

Following on from the Government’s commitment to harmonize Bermuda’s economic substance regime with that of other major offshore jurisdictions, the Economic Substance Amendment (No. 2) Act 2019 (the “ESA Amendment Act”) was tabled on 29 November 2019. The ESA Amendment Act, together with anticipated revised Economic Substance Regulations (the “Regulations”, which it is understood should...

Jeremy Leese

Recently, Bermuda was placed on the European Union’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. It is the Bermuda Government’s view that the jurisdiction is compliant with EU’s economic substance requirements by way of the Economic Substance Act 2018 and the Economic Substance Regulations 2018 passed into law last December, with all necessary amendments to address EU concerns having been completed before the decision was taken.