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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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US firms gain market share and UK200 coverage

Yesterday saw the launch of The Lawyer UK200 report, the UK legal market’s leading statistical analysis of its 200 largest law firms. And what was different this year? Well, quite a lot of things, not least the unrivalled detail and granularity of the data. But there was also this: a new ranking highlighting the rise […]

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Clydes knocks BLP out of UK200 top 15 corporate table as revenues leap by a third

Clyde & Co increased its corporate turnover by a third during 2012/13, with the group generating revenues of £70.7m over the financial year. It is significant growth for the firm, which has traditionally placed emphasis on its disputes practice, which generated revenues of £238m. The rapid growth of the corporate group means that the insurance firm […]

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Exclusive: US firms now dominate London mid-tier, UK200 shows

The largest US firms are now so entrenched in the UK legal market that they are collectively generating over £2bn annually and are major players in the 100 firms bringing in the most revenue from the UK. New research carried out for the first time for The Lawyer’s UK200 2014, released today (27 October 2014), […]

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