Funding of legal services – contingency fees to be lawful in the Cayman Islands

The Private Funding of Legal Services Act, 2020 (the “Funding Act”) provides that contingency fee arrangements will, when the Funding Act and its supporting regulations are brought into force, be lawful in the Cayman Islands.

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COVID-19 and the associated social distancing and other public health measures have had far-reaching practical consequences for court hearings. From the outset of the pandemic, the courts adapted quickly by introducing full remote hearings – initially for appeal hearings that did not require witnesses to give evidence, but also more recently for hearings involving witnesses. […]

Luxembourg: no interest and royalty deduction for EU non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

On 28 January 2021, the Luxembourg Parliament approved the new law, which disallows the tax deductibility of interest and royalties payable to related corporate entities located in the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The new law will enter into force on 1 March 2021 and apply to interest and royalties accruing as from that date.

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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

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