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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: Nearly a quarter of the Top 100 are still using furlough scheme

Firms including Trowers & Hamlins and TLT were among those that made claims through the UK Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme last month, according to new data released by HMRC. The data shows that 17 law firms from the top half of The Lawyer’s latest UK200 report were still making claims for furlough at the […]

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