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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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Clifford Chance strikes rare lateral hire from Macfarlanes

Clifford Chance has hired its first City lateral of the year, bringing in a financial regulatory partner from Macfarlanes. The magic circle firm has hired London partner Paul Ellison, who will join the firm in May to focus on funds-related work. Ellison has been a financial regulatory partner at Macfarlanes for more than 16 years. […]

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Dentons launches consultation process with 87 roles at risk

Dentons has announced that up to 87 roles are to be reviewed, as the firm looks to implement a new operating model across its secretarial and business services workforce. A total of 49 secretarial staff and 38 employees in business services could be affected. A number of roles will instead be redeployed or added outside of […]

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Dechert adds litigator to City leadership team

Dechert’s City leadership team has gained a new member, after the appointment of Dorothy Cory-Wright to the group. Cory-Wright joins existing managing committee members, Gus Black, Jason Butwick and Chris Field, who are partners in financial services, employment and corporate respectively. Her appointment adds a litigation flavour to the mix, having joined as Dechert’s London […]

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Quinn Emanuel files ENRC claim over “covert journalist briefings”

The ENRC, which is already embroiled in a long-running dispute with the Serious Fraud Office, has filed a new claim alleging that information about its internal investigation was leaked to journalists, including the author of Kleptopia.  Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has filed the claim on behalf of the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, against the […]

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