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This briefing sets out the main features of Jersey cell companies and highlights the benefits offered by this highly flexible type of company.
This briefing sets out some of the key advantages to using a Guernsey foundation for charitable purposes, and some of the unique aspects of Guernsey law.
Remuneration of voluntary liquidators where the company subsequently goes into insolvent liquidation
The BVI court has considered the approach to be adopted in fixing the remuneration of voluntary liquidators where the company subsequently enters insolvent liquidation.
The Royal Court has declined to strike out proceedings brought by the successor trustee and manager of three unit trusts against the former trustee and manager of those unit trusts.
The Guernsey Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that the court has the power to require beneficiaries to provide information to trustees.
Crociani is a significant ruling with far-reaching effects for contentious and non-contentious trust lawyers all over the world.
The judgment handed down in the matter of the seven Mitco Retail companies on 14 July 2014 provided an insight as to how administration applications are treated in the Guernsey court.
In this briefing, Mourant Ozannes provides a comparison of the applicable limitation/prescription periods in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.
MOrsel: in business, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know — Nautech Services Ltd v CSS Ltd and Ors
The Royal Court in Jersey has held that a business’s client contact information, stored on a database, is protected by laws of confidentiality and copyright.
A private trust company is a privately owned corporate trustee whose sole purpose is to act as trustee to a trust or group of ‘connected’ trusts.
Getting it right: how to make a successful application for the appointment of provisional liquidators
The main job of a judge is to determine and uphold rights of property ownership, so applications to appoint provisional liquidators tend to go against the judicial grain.
A long-anticipated overhaul of the Cayman Islands Exempted Limited Partnership Law was enacted on 2 July 2014. This article summarises the key changes.
The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law 2014 is now in force.
The dispute has given rise to a number of decisions touching on recognition and assistance to foreign insolvency practitioners, receivers and government agencies.
The Exempted Limited Partnership Law 2014 was enacted on 2 July 2014. The changes in the new law are designed to confer greater contractual flexibility upon partners.
In March 2013, the Guernsey Royal Court in Jackson v Dear et al provided clarity in relation to an intriguing area of company law, namely the derivative claim.
The current insolvency regime in Jersey can be traced back to the 18th century.
This article concerns the investigation of antecedent transactions during the course of the winding up of a company.
In VTB Capital PLC v Nutritek International Corp, proceedings were commenced for the purposes of obtaining freezing orders in the BVI against two BVI-incorporated companies.
The BVI parliament has now passed the long-awaited Arbitration Act. Although still awaiting formal proclamation, the act is likely to come into force soon.