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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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Centrica has appointed an interim general counsel four months after the departure of former legal chief Justine Campbell. Raj Roy, GC of the UK and Ireland, has stepped in to oversee Centrica group’s legal operations. At the beginning of the year, Campbell moved to National Grid to take on the GC and company secretary role, […]

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MoFo dishes out appreciation bonuses to UK associates

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has rewarded its UK associates with a special appreciation bonus for the last financial year. The US firm has handed out an additional bonus to its associate workforce as a reward for a positive set of London financials in a turbulent year. It is understood that the payment was announced by […]

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White & Case litigator departs after three years

Another partner from White & Case’s disputes department is leaving, as Steven Baker exits the firm after three years. Baker joined White & Case in 2018 as part of an expansive lateral hiring strategy in the City. In 2018 Baker left Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft to join White & Case alongside international arbitration partner David […]

Irwin Mitchell duo to set up employment boutique

Two of Irwin Mitchell’s most highly-regarded employment partners are to launch their own firm, adding to the blossoming number of boutiques in the City. Shazia Khan and Emilie Cole will go it alone as ColeKhan LLP from 2 May 2021. The pair had previously worked together at Bindmans before moving to Irwin Mitchell in 2018, […]

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