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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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Cornerstone expels barrister after Twitter race row

Cornerstone Barristers have voted to expel a member from chambers after claiming his statements on Twitter were “irreconcilable” with the set. Cornerstone’s decision to dismiss Jon Holbrook, who was called to the Bar in 1991, was confirmed on Sunday morning and was the result of a chambers meeting where members voted to expel following an […]

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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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Pinsents hires Bakers partner for Dutch foray

Pinsent Masons has made further inroads into Continental Europe with the opening of an office in Amsterdam. The firm has recruited TMT, data privacy and digital partner Wouter Seinen from Baker McKenzie to head its new Amsterdam office. The office will focus on advising clients on cyber, data, tech and life sciences mandates. Seinen will […]

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Simpson Thacher launches in Brussels in post-Brexit move

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is to open a new office in Brussels, the latest US firm to set up a post-Brexit outpost in Continental Europe. Starting in the summer, the new base follows the hire of the co-leader of Allen & Overy’s antitrust practice, Antonio Bavasso, reported by The Lawyer late last year. Bill Dougherty, […]

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