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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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UK200: Law firms more pessimistic than ever before

Most of the UK’s largest law firms believe that the current financial year will be significantly more difficult in terms of trading than 2018/19, The Lawyer can reveal. As part of the research for this year’s UK 200 report, firms were asked the extent to which they agreed or disagreed with the statement: Trading conditions […]

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“We don’t begrudge paying our Cristiano Ronaldos and Gareth Bales well”: Fieldfisher’s Chissick on its 2,300 per cent pay gap

Fieldfisher has a 2,300 per cent pay gap between its highest and lowest-paid partners, The Lawyer can reveal. This differential in the remuneration of the firm’s entire roster of partners, including those inside the equity and non-equity or salaried partners outside the equity, is the largest of any firm in the UK top 100. In […]

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