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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.   

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Interim Applications – Procedural or Not!

In a recent decision from the island of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Master Moise had to consider an application regarding an order of the Court of Appeal by which costs were ordered in favour of the applicant against the first respondent. The parties could not agree on how the costs should be assessed. One of the

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Think before you blink: BVI Court halts cross-border requests without consideration

The BVI Court again stepped in to ensure that proper thought and process was applied to requests made by foreign governmental bodies. Following on from last year’s key decision monitoring requests pursuant to tax information exchange agreements this time the Court carefully considered requests made by the Russian Federation to gather evidence into alleged criminal

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Cayman Islands Companies to be given legal protection at out of court meetings

In the recent decision of In the matter of Kongzhong Corporation – FSD 112 of 2017, Justice Parker held that legal protections should apply to meetings held between the court appointed valuation experts and Cayman Islands companies that are the subject to a section 238 “fair value” law suit. These meetings are known as “management

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Reaffirming Re A Funder: Third-party funders in Cayman

In a recent proposed ruling of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, Justice Segal proposed to find that a funding agreement with a third-party funder does not constitute or involve unlawful maintenance or champerty, reaffirming the test the as set out in Re A Funder. On considering the defendant trustees’ application, the Grand Court

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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.   

 30+

Interim Applications – Procedural or Not!

In a recent decision from the island of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Master Moise had to consider an application regarding an order of the Court of Appeal by which costs were ordered in favour of the applicant against the first respondent. The parties could not agree on how the costs should be assessed. One of the

 2+

Think before you blink: BVI Court halts cross-border requests without consideration

The BVI Court again stepped in to ensure that proper thought and process was applied to requests made by foreign governmental bodies. Following on from last year’s key decision monitoring requests pursuant to tax information exchange agreements this time the Court carefully considered requests made by the Russian Federation to gather evidence into alleged criminal

 2+

Cayman Islands Companies to be given legal protection at out of court meetings

In the recent decision of In the matter of Kongzhong Corporation – FSD 112 of 2017, Justice Parker held that legal protections should apply to meetings held between the court appointed valuation experts and Cayman Islands companies that are the subject to a section 238 “fair value” law suit. These meetings are known as “management

 4+

Reaffirming Re A Funder: Third-party funders in Cayman

In a recent proposed ruling of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, Justice Segal proposed to find that a funding agreement with a third-party funder does not constitute or involve unlawful maintenance or champerty, reaffirming the test the as set out in Re A Funder. On considering the defendant trustees’ application, the Grand Court

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Harneys Happenings

Interim Applications – Procedural or Not!

Think before you blink: BVI Court halts cross-border requests without consideration

Cayman Islands Companies to be given legal protection at out of court meetings

Reaffirming Re A Funder: Third-party funders in Cayman

Further clarification on discovery obligations in Appraisal Litigation: Nord Anglia

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Cayman Islands adopt a global approach to cross border communication and co-operation

Who is the dispute resolution lawyer of the year? Ian Mann shortlisted

Cayman Court considers relevant ‘gateways’ for accessing a confidentiality order in relation to a non-contentious trust application

Privy Council Setting Aside Trustee’s Exercise of Discretion

Industry Practice versus Articles of Association; Directors beware

A legal entitlement to privileged material: James-Bowen and others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis