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British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

English Courts grant freezing order against unidentified individuals

By Nick Curling In CMOC v Persons Unknown [2017] EWHC 3599 (Comm) the claimant, China Molybdenum Company (CMOC), successfully obtained a worldwide freezing order against a class of unknown respondents. This was the first time the English Courts have granted a freezing order against unidentified individuals. Background The claim underlying CMOC’s freezing order application related to losses […]

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Cobbetts’ bank debt deferred pending legal action

Cobbetts’ administrator KPMG has postponed a final distribution of £336,687 to Lloyds Bank after receiving notice of legal action relating to the sum by four former partners. KPMG’s final report said it intended to make the final distribution to the bank before the end of the administration but now has to hand investigation of the […]

Shoosmiths hires new senior associates to Manchester real-estate team

Shoosmiths is boosting its north-west real-estate team by bringing two new senior associates as well as a solicitor into its Manchester office. Matthew Forrest joins as a senior associate specialising in real-estate litigation working with retailers, developers, investors, utility and telecoms companies. Forrest was previously an associate with Hill Dickinson. He is recommended in legal directory […]

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Bonuses, court battles and Belfast – the last week on the web has prompted plenty of comments as the legal news keeps coming in. The story receiving the most hits last week was the sad news of the death of Bates Wells Braithwaite’s Stephen Lloyd in a boating accident. A number of people left tributes […]

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DLA Piper and Fasken advise on $1.65bn Nigerian energy deal

DLA Piper and Fasken Martineau have advised Nigerian oil company Oando Energy Resources on its $1.65bn (£980m) acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian upstream oil and gas business. The pair worked alongside Nigerian firm Olajide & Oyewole on the deal, instructed by Oando chief legal officer Ngozi Okonkwo. ConocoPhillips is understood to have managed the transaction in-house. […]

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