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Insolvency Services


The Insolvency Services Division is responsible for the licensing and supervision of insolvency practitioners in the BVI.

Under the Insolvency Act, 2003, only licensed insolvency practitioners are eligible to accept appointments as administrator, administrative receiver, interim supervisor, supervisor, provisional liquidator, liquidator (other than in a solvent liquidation procedure) or bankruptcy trustee. However, there are provisions to enable an overseas insolvency practitioner to be appointed jointly with a BVI licensed insolvency practitioner. This may be helpful if the insolvent business or assets are located overseas.

Solvent liquidation procedures are not dealt with under the Act, but under the auspices of the companies' legislation.

The Commission is also required under the Act to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced person to act as Official Receiver. The Official Receiver is an officer of the Court. She may be appointed by the Court as an insolvency office holder and has the responsibility of investigating malpractice. Where appropriate, it is the Official Receiver’s responsibility to apply to the Court for director disqualification orders. The Official Receiver has a number of other functions, generally intended to assist the smooth operation of the insolvency sector.

Ms. Rasheda K. Hodge
Official Receiver
Office of the Official Receiver
3rd Floor| Rita Frett Georges Building
Road Town| British Virgin Islands|VG1110
Tel: 1-(284)-468-2093|Cel:1-(284)-545-8804
Email:[email protected]| Cc:[email protected]

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