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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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ITV has started its first panel review under the helm of general counsel Kyla Mullins, who joined the broadcaster in 2019 from EasyJet. It marks the first review conducted by Mullins, who took over the legal function of the broadcaster from Andrew Garard, who announced he was stepping down after nearly a decade in the […]

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Pinsents hires Bakers partner for Dutch foray

Pinsent Masons has made further inroads into Continental Europe with the opening of an office in Amsterdam. The firm has recruited TMT, data privacy and digital partner Wouter Seinen from Baker McKenzie to head its new Amsterdam office. The office will focus on advising clients on cyber, data, tech and life sciences mandates. Seinen will […]

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Ex A&O chief lands new leadership role at CDPQ

Allen & Overy’s former senior partner David Morley has taken on a new leadership role for the European arm of global investment firm Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). Morley has been named managing director and head of Europe, a full-time role based in the London office and with a seat on CDPQ’s […]

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Retirement sparks search for senior HR hire at Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance‘s longstanding head of people and talent is set to retire after more than 20 years, with the firm scanning the market for a replacement. Partner Laura King was also a member of the executive leadership and operations group at the magic circle firm, where she has led the global HR function. She joined […]

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