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Norwich Pharmacal relief — obtaining information relating to a BVI company from its registered agent
This briefing note deals with the circumstances in which and methods by which non-public information about a BVI company can be obtained by a third party.
The court has emphasised the onus on a plaintiff to ensure their case is progressed expeditiously and the need to balance that obligation with the European Convention on Human Rights.
Guernsey: all potentially interested parties to be considered by the court when blessing a decision of trustees
The Guernsey Court of Appeal has upheld a decision blessing a trustee’s decision to pay for the costs of refinancing a trust asset from the assets of a family trust.
Jersey has approximately 30 tax information exchange agreements currently in force, with more in various stages of negotiation and agreement.
The Garnet litigation highlights the potential repercussions for banks and financial institutions in reporting suspicion and a resulting refusal of consent by the FIS.
To appeal a decision of the Royal Court, a party must serve a notice of appeal within one month from the date the judgment or order was ‘pronounced’.
In Re C (a Bankrupt) BVIHC 0080/2013: common law recognition of a foreign bankruptcy trustee in the BVI
In Re C (a Bankrupt) BVIHC 0080/2013, Mr Justice Bannister QC allowed common law recognition of a foreign bankruptcy trustee for the first time in the BVI.
The Guernsey Court of Appeal has reinstated an asset restraint order made over assets in a trust, where a beneficiary of that trust faced criminal proceedings in South Africa.
Mourant Ozannes has examined the principles relating to costs in non-adversarial trust proceedings.
What is the role of the Royal Court of Jersey in trustee applications for directions regarding disclosure of trust information?
The Royal Court of Jersey has blessed the decision of the trustee of the Y Trust to refuse disclosure of information concerning the trust to the first respondent.
Direct disclosure obligations resulting from joinder of adult beneficiaries to matrimonial proceedings affecting trusts
The trustees had applied to the Royal Court of Jersey and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court for the approval of their decisions not to participate in the English financial remedy proceedings.
Jersey has its own legal system and is a separate jurisdiction from that of England and Wales.
The Royal Court has, for the first time, allowed an appeal against the issuing by the Comptroller of a notice to disclose documents under the TIEA regulations.
Limitation periods in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are imposed by statute, namely the Limitation Ordinance 1961.
Limitation periods in the Cayman Islands are imposed by statute, namely the Limitation Law (1996 Revision).
The interpleader proceedings in Guernsey are dealing with substantial assets claimed to be the proceeds of a fraud alleged against Nikolai Battoo and the BC Capital Group.
Interim injunctive relief is a powerful tool and the ability to freeze a defendant’s assets to prevent dissipation before a matter reaches trial can be an important protective step.
This briefing concerns the latest judgment in the Ablyazov matter following a third application brought by English court appointed receivers, in which the Jersey Royal Court held that it had jurisdiction to appoint the receivers (whose appointment had been recognised by the Jersey Court in an earlier judgment) as managers of a Jersey company.
Note on the decision in Ben Nevis and Anor v Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs — Court of Appeal
It is a well-established and almost universal principle that courts of one country will not enforce the revenue laws of another country.
The discretionary power given to the Royal Court to discharge or vary a restraint order in support of ‘external proceedings’ did not permit it to consider allegations of undue delay in those proceedings.