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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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Hogan Lovells turnover grows 2 per cent over 2015 to $1.82bn

Hogan Lovells’ global revenues grew by just over 2 per cent in 2015 to $1.82bn (£1.26bn), while average profit per equity (PEP) reached $1.25m. The firm posted similar percentage increases in both metrics, with turnover growing from $1.78bn to $1.82bn and PEP nudging up 2.7 per cent from $1.22bn to $1.25bn. Revenue per lawyer, however, […]

Magic circle duo on call with Slaughters for Vodafone and Liberty Global Dutch merger

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising Liberty Global on its joint venture with Vodafone’s Dutch operations, with the latter turning to Slaughter and May and NautaDutilh. The merger concerns Liberty Global’s Dutch cable brand Ziggo with Vodafone’s mobile business in the country. Vodafone turned to Slaughter and May on the 50/50 […]

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