Origin entered into collaboration agreement with INOVA, Brazil

September 19th, 2019

BVI-registered Origin Agritech Ltd. entered into a collaboration agreement with Inova Genética Ltda (INOVA), a member of the Wehrmann Group, which is an active participant of the seed industry and a leading vegetable production company in Brazil. The agreement between the agriculture technology company and INOVA provides for co-operation in field testing of hybrids of both companies in each other’s geographic regions.

INOVA will also co-operate with the BVI company to evaluate corn seed biotechnology traits for application in South American markets. Origin and INOVA will explore commercial opportunities between the companies in corn seed breeding, production and distribution in South America. INOVA is focused on the plant breeding business and is headquartered in Cristalina-GO, Brazil.

Origin Agritech signed agreement with Biotechnology Research Institute

August 30th, 2019

Origin Agritech Ltd. has entered into a collaboration agreement with Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI) of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), which will speed up the commercialization of genetically modified insect resistance and glyphosate tolerance corn traits in China.

During long time, the BVI corporation has been cooperating with CAAS to develop various GM traits, and the new agreement enhances the cooperation with BRI, mainly focusing on related research for commercialization of the double stacked corn trait of insect resistance and glyphosate tolerance.

Origin and BRI will join together to apply for government sponsored funds and share research facilities and capabilities. Both companies will also work together to promote the commercialization of the stacked corn trait, which Origin has been developing based on the fundamental research from CAAS.

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences is a national, integrative agricultural scientific research organization in China carrying out both basic and applied research, and research into new agriculture technologies. BRI of CAAS is the only public, non-profit institution focusing on the basic and applied research of agro-biotechnology in China.

Harneys offshore law firm to launch Asia Trusts and Private Client Advisory Group

August 2nd, 2019

Harneys offshore law firm in the British Virgin Islands offers a new tailored service to clients’ trusts and succession planning matters: Harneys’ Asia Trusts and Private Client Advisory Group. The clients will be supported worldwide in relation to both contentious and non-contentious trusts and succession planning matters, including complex tax and trusts structuring, cross-border probate, asset protection and international trusts disputes. The law firm has expertise in advising on trusts of all types, including BVI VISTA trusts and Cayman Islands STAR trusts.

Harneys’ global trusts and private client practice have got an excellent international reputation, among the firm’s clients there are world’s leading law firms, multinational corporations, major financial institutions, and high net worth individual private clients. In Asia, the company regularly works with clients in the wealth management industry and knows the needs of their businesses as well as local regulatory requirements.

Harneys’ Asia Trusts & Private Client Advisory Group will officially launch its new service at in September 2019.

Harneys became official legal firm for BVI RDA

July 15th, 2019

BVI offshore law firm Harneys received a contract as the official provider of legal services to the BVI Recovery and Development Agency (RDA). The official signing was held on 5 July. Legal duties of the company will include domestic BVI advice, including real estate and infrastructure projects, and corporate and commercial and dispute resolution advice. Harney was chosen by the Agency following the formal public tender process.

Company’s partner said in his comments: “We are delighted to have been chosen for this notable role as the RDA’s official law firm. It is an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to the achievement of Government’s strategic vision for a stronger, smarter, greener, and better BVI. Harneys have always been regarded as an institution synonymous with the BVI, providing the highest quality counsel, and innovative, practical legal thinking.”