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Harneys Happenings

What are the latest “Harneys Happenings”? We are a busy bunch with our Litigation team hailing from Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and London. Keep up to date with what each office is up to here with Harneys Happenings.  A cross-border case study: “Oil in a day’s work” Previously screened at the INSOL 2017

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Food For Thought: Did the Privy Council get it wrong in Nilon? The BVI needs a one-stop-shop for rectification claims

1. In the Privy Council case of Nilon Limited and another v Royal Westminster Investments S.A. [2015] UKPC2 the question was whether a claimant could bring proceedings for rectification of the share register of a BVI company in the BVI Court, when the reason for rectification was an untried allegation that a defendant had agreed

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The Honourable Mr Justice Harris – Video Interview on Recognition of Foreign Liquidators

Check out a video of The Honourable Mr Justice Harris that was recorded at Hong Kong Academy of Laws inaugural conference on Cross-Border Insolvency on 9th March 2017 for various offshore Recovery & Insolvency Specialists Associations (RISAs). Mr Justice Harris discusses recognition of foreign liquidators as a system for restructuring cases in the future in

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10 Minutes With: Piers Plumptre of Gibson Dunn re: The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

The Judicial Committee of The Privy Council (JCPC) is the court of final appeal for the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, and therefore very relevant to the work we do. To learn more about its history and how it works, we have spoken to Piers Plumptre, Associate at Gibson Dunn who has

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Shareholder Dissent – One Expert Voice: Qunar Cayman Islands Limited

In the recent Cayman Islands case of In the Matter of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited, the Honourable Justice Raj Parker was asked to rule on threshold case management issues peculiar to dissenter shareholder litigation which challenges the value placed on dissenters’ shares following a take-private. It was held that: 1. Only one expert was to be instructed

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Harneys Happenings

What are the latest “Harneys Happenings”? We are a busy bunch with our Litigation team hailing from Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and London. Keep up to date with what each office is up to here with Harneys Happenings.  A cross-border case study: “Oil in a day’s work” Previously screened at the INSOL 2017

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Food For Thought: Did the Privy Council get it wrong in Nilon? The BVI needs a one-stop-shop for rectification claims

1. In the Privy Council case of Nilon Limited and another v Royal Westminster Investments S.A. [2015] UKPC2 the question was whether a claimant could bring proceedings for rectification of the share register of a BVI company in the BVI Court, when the reason for rectification was an untried allegation that a defendant had agreed

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The Honourable Mr Justice Harris – Video Interview on Recognition of Foreign Liquidators

Check out a video of The Honourable Mr Justice Harris that was recorded at Hong Kong Academy of Laws inaugural conference on Cross-Border Insolvency on 9th March 2017 for various offshore Recovery & Insolvency Specialists Associations (RISAs). Mr Justice Harris discusses recognition of foreign liquidators as a system for restructuring cases in the future in

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10 Minutes With: Piers Plumptre of Gibson Dunn re: The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

The Judicial Committee of The Privy Council (JCPC) is the court of final appeal for the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, and therefore very relevant to the work we do. To learn more about its history and how it works, we have spoken to Piers Plumptre, Associate at Gibson Dunn who has

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Shareholder Dissent – One Expert Voice: Qunar Cayman Islands Limited

In the recent Cayman Islands case of In the Matter of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited, the Honourable Justice Raj Parker was asked to rule on threshold case management issues peculiar to dissenter shareholder litigation which challenges the value placed on dissenters’ shares following a take-private. It was held that: 1. Only one expert was to be instructed

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Harneys Happenings

Food For Thought: Did the Privy Council get it wrong in Nilon? The BVI needs a one-stop-shop for rectification claims

The Honourable Mr Justice Harris – Video Interview on Recognition of Foreign Liquidators

10 Minutes With: Piers Plumptre of Gibson Dunn re: The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Shareholder Dissent – One Expert Voice: Qunar Cayman Islands Limited

Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd – enforcing an English judgment vs the Cayman Islands Bill of Rights

Lord Mance’s new book: Privy Council Practice

In the Matter of Sturgeon Central Asia Balanced Fund Ltd – just & equitable winding up refused

Shareholder Protection: Unfair prejudice found, but no buy-out ordered

BVI shareholder remedies – where should I sue – Hong Kong or BVI?

The Language Barrier – foreign language documents in offshore proceedings

In the Matter of NBRL Global, Ltd. – winding up refused