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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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Goodwin set to hire six-strong associate group after Sidley raid

Goodwin is eyeing up Sidley Austin’s private equity grouping again, with a number of associates set to join a partner team led by Christian Iwasko and Erik Dahl, The Lawyer understands. Goodwin is thought to be hiring up to six associates from Sidley’s private equity team after Goodwin brought in a partner group spearheaded by […]

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The Lawyer Hot 100: nominations process for 2021-22

The Lawyer Hot 100 nominations window is now closed. The nominations for the 2022 list will open in spring 2021. How to nominate Send an email with your nomination(s) to with the subject line HOT 100 2021. Do NOT send your submissions in a PDF or Word document. Instead, simply paste all your submissions, […]

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