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UK Supreme Court offers lessons for landlords of multi-tenanted buildings in Cayman

In the UK, it is common for mutual-enforceability covenants (the nature of such covenants is explained below) to be found in the leases of flats located in apartment blocks. The enforcement of such a covenant was considered by the UK Supreme Court in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd [2020] UKSC 18. While such mutual-enforceability covenants are (to the best of the author’s knowledge) not used in the Cayman Islands, the decision offers important lessons about leasehold obligations, especially where the same landlord enters into leases with multiple tenants in the same building.

Cayman injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings

Where a potential judgment debtor in “onshore” proceedings threatens to dissipate its assets, the plaintiff may face a Pyrrhic victory with no assets against which to enforce its judgment. Where the defendant is a Cayman company or has assets in Cayman, the Cayman Court has a statutory jurisdiction to grant a freezing injunction in aid of those foreign proceedings, which can extend to the worldwide assets of the defendant.


Cybersecurity remains a global threat, says Paula Barrett of Eversheds

Following calls from David Cameron for formal talks with China on the issue of cybersecurity, Paula Barrett, international head of privacy and information law at Eversheds, said that cybersecurity ‘remains a global threat for businesses’. Barrett said: ‘While there has been a lot of attention in recent weeks and months on cybersecurity in relation to […]


BLP revenue up 6 per cent at half year

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced a 6 per cent increase in revenue for the first six months of the 2013/14 financial year.  According to the firm its litigation and real estate practices were up and revenue from offices outside London increased. BLP brought in revenues of £233m for the full year in 2012/13 – […]

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Ashurst advises on first German public takeover by Chinese state-owned company

Ashurst was among a raft of firms that have secured advisory roles in Chinese state-owned group Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)’s €320m acquisition of German listed company KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG (KHD). The Chinese group, which already indirectly owns a stake in German industrial-plant builder KHD, has submitted a voluntary public takeover offer […]


Virgin Atlantic GC: Cabin pressure

For Julian Homerstone, being an in-house lawyer at Virgin Atlantic is like no other GC role with the inspiring and highly demanding Sir Richard Branson at the helm Working for a company that is part of a roster of businesses calling themselves “challenger brands” while turning over billions of pounds every year is never going […]

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