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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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Pinsents ends redundancy consultation with 24 jobs cut

A total of 24 non-fee-earners have left Pinsent Masons after the firm concluded its redundancy consultation. Pinsents confirmed to The Lawyer back in December last year that up to 30 roles were facing the axe due to Covid-19. This latest development also means that the firm no longer has any employees on the UK Government’s […]

Ocado Retail appoints inaugural GC after M&S tie-up

Ocado’s deputy general counsel has been appointed as the inaugural GC of Ocado Retail, after overseeing the grocer’s partnership with Marks & Spencer last year. Jonathan Wiseman takes on the newly-created GC and chief people officer position at Ocado Retail – the tie-up between Ocado and M&S – which launched in September 2020 to become […]

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A&O partner’s SDT case halted on medical grounds

Allen & Overy partner Mark Mansell’s hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has been stayed on the basis of a “significant risk” to his health. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published its findings today (14 January) in relation to two applications brought by employment partner Mansell. In the findings, the SDT said it had […]

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