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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.  INSOL 2018 – NYC Harneys will be holding two events in New York during the

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Contracting for Certainty – Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres

The UK Supreme Court in a recent decision has settled the debate on the effectiveness of No Oral Modification (NOM) contract clauses. These clauses are very common in commercial agreements as parties seek to minimise risk by ensuring that variations of rights or waivers weren’t triggered conversationally. Until now, their effectiveness however was always the

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Avoiding evasion: BVI court takes refreshingly pragmatic approach to avoid delays in serving uncooperative defendants located abroad

International litigation and asset recovery will inevitably require pursuing defendants and their assets across borders and it is therefore a routine aspect of BVI litigation that a claimant will need to serve legal documents abroad. Harneys has recently obtained important decisions for its clients that should significantly decrease the delay in effecting service abroad and

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BVI Freezing Injunction; what is ‘good arguable case’?

A decision dated 22 March 2018 of the Hon. Justice Adderley of the Commercial Division of the BVI Court (Trust Asia PTE Ltd v Mitsuji Konoshita and A.P.F. Group Co. Ltd) has provided helpful guidance as to the threshold for ‘good arguable case’. Justice Adderley dismissed an application by the defendants to discharge a worldwide

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The future for litigation funding in the Cayman Islands

Nick Hoffman and Lachlan Greig of Harneys were recently published in the Cayman Financial Review on the future for litigation funding in the Cayman Islands. The business of third party funding of litigation is thriving in many of the world’s onshore jurisdictions. A recent decision of the Grand Court has opened the door to litigation

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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.  INSOL 2018 – NYC Harneys will be holding two events in New York during the

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Contracting for Certainty – Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres

The UK Supreme Court in a recent decision has settled the debate on the effectiveness of No Oral Modification (NOM) contract clauses. These clauses are very common in commercial agreements as parties seek to minimise risk by ensuring that variations of rights or waivers weren’t triggered conversationally. Until now, their effectiveness however was always the

 0

Avoiding evasion: BVI court takes refreshingly pragmatic approach to avoid delays in serving uncooperative defendants located abroad

International litigation and asset recovery will inevitably require pursuing defendants and their assets across borders and it is therefore a routine aspect of BVI litigation that a claimant will need to serve legal documents abroad. Harneys has recently obtained important decisions for its clients that should significantly decrease the delay in effecting service abroad and

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BVI Freezing Injunction; what is ‘good arguable case’?

A decision dated 22 March 2018 of the Hon. Justice Adderley of the Commercial Division of the BVI Court (Trust Asia PTE Ltd v Mitsuji Konoshita and A.P.F. Group Co. Ltd) has provided helpful guidance as to the threshold for ‘good arguable case’. Justice Adderley dismissed an application by the defendants to discharge a worldwide

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The future for litigation funding in the Cayman Islands

Nick Hoffman and Lachlan Greig of Harneys were recently published in the Cayman Financial Review on the future for litigation funding in the Cayman Islands. The business of third party funding of litigation is thriving in many of the world’s onshore jurisdictions. A recent decision of the Grand Court has opened the door to litigation

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Harneys Happenings

Contracting for Certainty – Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres

Avoiding evasion: BVI court takes refreshingly pragmatic approach to avoid delays in serving uncooperative defendants located abroad

BVI Freezing Injunction; what is ‘good arguable case’?

The future for litigation funding in the Cayman Islands

Costs in insolvency cases- Lehman decision shows where it’s appropriate to depart from the norm

No armchair liquidators – BVI Court of Appeal confirms the appointment of provisional liquidators to Swiss company

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No “Last Chance Saloon” for Minority Shareholders in Texan/Bermuda Parallel Restructuring

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