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A high-level summary of major commercial cases decided in Bermuda, the BVI and the Cayman Islands.
A useful summary of the test that must be satisfied before permission to serve a claim out of the jurisdiction will be granted.
Clarification on a liquidator’s authority in relation to anti-suit injuctions and more.
The CoA says there nothing in the CWR which does not enable an order for security for costs against a non-resident limited liability company in proceedings.
A high-level summary of the major commercial cases decided in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
Shareholder relief: Eastern Caribbean Appeal Court considers the just and equitable grounds for winding up a BVI company
This briefing concerns Wang Zhongyong v Union Zone Management Ltd.
The Privy Council has given definitive guidance on the operation of the statutory scheme in the BVI for the rectification of share registers, particularly in the context of applications to serve parties out of the jurisdiction.
That decision in JSC VTB Bank v Alexander Katunin and Sergey Taruta sheds some light on the gateway to obtain permission for an alternative method of service out of the jurisdiction.
Barry Leon of Conyers Dill & Pearman will replace Justice Edward Bannister QC as British Virgin Islands’ Commercial Court judge.
The decision in Stichting Shell Pensioenfonds v Krys and another clarifies a liquidator’s authority in relation to antisuit injunctions.
RMF Market Neutral Strategies (Master) v DD Growth Premium 2X Fund represents a victory for common sense and for the Cayman Islands funds industry.
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Lords Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Collins and Sumption) has delivered an important judgment.
Conyers has been awarded eight top rankings in The Legal 500’s 2015 edition. The firm’s offices in Bermuda, the BVI, Dubai and Hong Kong all received a tier-one ranking.
Conyers Dill & Pearman’s BVI office has been given top rankings in three key industry awards this year from Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.
The Offshore Case Digest summarises the major commercial cases decided in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and Cayman between March and June 2014.
‘The 1958 New York Convention is the most successful, multilateral instrument in the field of international trade law,’ said Prof Pieter Sanders in April 2011.
A shareholder in a BVI company seeking to bring a derivative claim in Hong Kong must first obtain the permission of the BVI court.
This case concerned a monetary award made in an arbitration before the London Court of International Arbitration.
International co-operation in cross-border insolvencies: smoothing the path for foreign liquidators in Hong Kong
A decision of the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR should make the task of liquidators of BVI, Cayman and other foreign companies more straightforward in the region.
The BVI Arbitration Act 2013 will come into force on 1 October 2014.