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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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Revealed: The Top 20 Cases of 2021

This year, the courts play host to a series of long-running financial and competition cases, while it looks like UK Government lawyers will be extremely busy.

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A&O’s China JV expands in Beijing with disputes team  

Allen & Overy’s Chinese joint operation firm Shanghai Lang Yue has launched a Beijing office with the hire of a dispute team from red circle rival Fangda Partners. The team heading Lang Yue’s Beijing office is led by Melody Wang, a seasoned litigator and investigations lawyer. Wang joins from Chinese red circle firm Fangda Partners’ […]

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