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Privy Council emphasizes primary role of trial judge as decision-maker in shareholder disputes

In the context of an unfair prejudice claim, the Privy Council recently overturned the decision of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and restored the decision of Leon J. of the Commercial Court of the British Virgin Islands, in effect ordering a mandatory buy-out, at a price to be determined by the court, of minority shareholdings by the majority shareholder whose acts were found to be oppressive, unfairly discriminatory and unfairly prejudicial to the minority, pursuant to section 184I of the BVI Business Companies Act.

BVI Company Law Series – Continuations In

In this first of two notes relating to continuations (sometimes referred to as migrations or redomiciliations), we look at the requirements and processes for companies which want to continue from one jurisdiction to the BVI.

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Latham lures latest Clifford Chance partner to London office

Another partner has made the leap from Clifford Chance to Latham & Watkins, as the US firm continues to attract corporate and finance lawyers from the magic circle firm. Partner Steve Curtis is set to join Latham, having been a member of Clifford Chance’s banking and finance group since 2000. He joined the firm as […]

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A&O set for leadership election as Ballheimer quits

Allen & Overy’s global managing partner Andrew Ballheimer is to step down from the position when his current term comes to an end next year. Ballheimer was appointed to the management role in May 2016 after a stint as the firm’s global co-head of corporate from 2010 to 2016, also acting as head of City […]

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Fried Frank makes double hire in Frankfurt and London

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made its first lateral hire in Frankfurt in three years and has also added a lawyer to its London office from Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison. The New York firm had added finance partner Jérôme Friedrich in Germany, while capital markets counsel John Satory will move into […]

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Bliss it is in this dawn to be alive: predictions for the next 10 years in the law

Since 2010, change has been gradual. Workplace cultures are largely more thoughtful and accepting than they were a decade ago, but the idea that the practice of law has been disrupted is laughable. Excuse me if I raise an eyebrow at managing partners getting excited about the elite consultancy model and diversity of professional experience […]

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