English Company Law: The Caribbean Advantage

Caribbean jurisdictions (including Bermuda, technically in the North Atlantic but covered here) are home to millions of business entities, many of which are created under laws whose architecture is based on English company law. Although English-architecture jurisdictions have made changes to various provisions, grafted concepts from other sources, and introduced their own innovations, the basic structure of the law is that of English law. This has given these jurisdictions a key advantage in winning business because investors, lawyers, and other service providers around the world understand that architecture and are comfortable with it. Combined with their ability to adapt the English architecture to particular market segments more rapidly and comprehensively than Britain herself can manage, those Caribbean jurisdictions with an English heritage are well positioned in the global competition for business entities.

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