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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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Twenty Essex snags arbitration silk from Maitland

Commercial set Twenty Essex has brought in an arbitration silk from Maitland Chambers. Andrew Ayres QC has left Maitland after almost 25 years, becoming the latest silk to join Twenty Essex. Ayres is a commercial disputes barrister, with connections abroad, particularly in Asia Pacific and with the offshore community. He has a particular focus on […]

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City quartet lead in ASDA’s £2.75bn bond sale

Slaughter and May and Latham & Wakins are among the firms advising on the Issa Brothers’ sterling junk bond sale to fund the acquisition of Asda. The billionaire brothers have sold £2.75bn worth of debt through the bond. Slaughters is acting for Asda with a team led by finance partner Guy O’Keefe, alongside associates Charlie […]

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Revealed: The Hot 100 2021

Members of The Lawyer Hot 100 have just two things in common. The first is excellence. Every year, our Hot 100 covers an incredibly diverse mix of legal professionals: scrappers from the rough and tumble of criminal law; sharp-suited corporate dealmakers; intellectuals and silver-tongued advocates from barristers’ profession; the in-house counsel with the ear of […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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