Private Funding of Legal Services Act 2020: Codification and Clarity in Cayman

The Private Funding of Legal Services Act 2020 is on the horizon in the Cayman Islands. The Act seeks to provide welcome clarity and new opportunities for both potential litigants and litigation funders analysing their respective positions in this jurisdiction.

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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.

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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.


Paul Jarvis, Dentons

Dentons wraps leadership process with new CEO appointment

Dentons has appointed a new UK, Ireland and Middle East chief executive officer, as Jeremy Cohen prepares to pass the baton after six years in the role. The firm’s Middle East managing partner Paul Jarvis is to take on the mantle from Cohen, who is due to step down at the end of April. Cohen […]

Hong Kong

CK Hutchison expands group GC team with Clifford Chance hire      

Hong Kong-headquartered conglomerate CK Hutchison has expanded its group general counsel ranks with the appointment of Clifford Chance corporate partner Frank Yuen. Yuen has joined CK Hutchison Holdings as a group general counsel and head of compliance, which is a newly-created role. He will work alongside head group general counsel Valentine Tsang and a number […]

Ajitsaria Shruti Allen & Overy

A&O to ‘industrialise’ Fuse incubator in next growth stage

Allen & Overy wants to increase collaboration between its lawyers and participants of incubator Fuse, while also expecting to run a “hybrid model” of working once a new cohort of start-ups are chosen. The incubator of the magic circle firm is set to start taking applications for its fifth cohort, with both emerging and established […]

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