Bermuda Introduces Incorporated Segregated Account Companies
The Incorporated Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2019 received assent on 26 November 2019, introducing a new company structure product – the incorporated segregated account company (ISAC). This legislation has been developed to create a new and innovative product to meet the needs of business stakeholders in Bermuda. In an ISAC structure, each segregated account constitutes an incorporated entity distinct from the other incorporated segregated accounts within the same structure. The premise that incorporated entities enjoy separate legal personality is a widely accepted and upheld legal principle. The ISAC provides greater certainty via a statutory and common law basis for the segregation of assets and liabilities by creating separate bodies corporate.