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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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Anti-Suit Injunction against New York Proceedings overturned by Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

In a recent decision of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands, Argyle Funds SPC Inc (in Official Liquidation) v BDO Cayman Ltd, the Court provided some welcome guidance on whether exclusive jurisdiction clauses can be enforced in relation to proceedings brought against persons who are not parties to the contracts in question. The

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“Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure” (Sophocles)

We have recently blogged about the common law defence of illegality and the Court’s consideration of the factors adopted by the Supreme Court in Patel v Mirza and cited in the landmark case of Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company (AHAB) v Al-Sanea & Ors. The illegality defence was recently considered again by the English High Court in

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Hong Kong Restructuring Week – 5 November 2018

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The inaugural “Hong Kong Restructuring Week” is coming up in three weeks and will run from Monday 5 November to Friday 9 November 2018. Harneys is proud to support Hong Kong Restructuring Week which will be ripe with opportunity for leading insolvency and restructuring practitioners to meet in the

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The Restructuring Review: Harneys lawyers contribute to the Cayman Islands & British Virgin Islands Chapters

Harneys lawyers recently contributed to the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands chapters in the Eleventh Edition of The Restructuring Review. Each chapter gives an overview of restructuring and insolvency activities as well as a general introduction to the restructuring and insolvency legal framework in each jurisdiction. They set out recent legal developments, address

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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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Anti-Suit Injunction against New York Proceedings overturned by Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

In a recent decision of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands, Argyle Funds SPC Inc (in Official Liquidation) v BDO Cayman Ltd, the Court provided some welcome guidance on whether exclusive jurisdiction clauses can be enforced in relation to proceedings brought against persons who are not parties to the contracts in question. The

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“Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure” (Sophocles)

We have recently blogged about the common law defence of illegality and the Court’s consideration of the factors adopted by the Supreme Court in Patel v Mirza and cited in the landmark case of Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company (AHAB) v Al-Sanea & Ors. The illegality defence was recently considered again by the English High Court in

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Hong Kong Restructuring Week – 5 November 2018

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The inaugural “Hong Kong Restructuring Week” is coming up in three weeks and will run from Monday 5 November to Friday 9 November 2018. Harneys is proud to support Hong Kong Restructuring Week which will be ripe with opportunity for leading insolvency and restructuring practitioners to meet in the

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The Restructuring Review: Harneys lawyers contribute to the Cayman Islands & British Virgin Islands Chapters

Harneys lawyers recently contributed to the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands chapters in the Eleventh Edition of The Restructuring Review. Each chapter gives an overview of restructuring and insolvency activities as well as a general introduction to the restructuring and insolvency legal framework in each jurisdiction. They set out recent legal developments, address

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Harneys Happenings

Anti-Suit Injunction against New York Proceedings overturned by Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

“Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure” (Sophocles)

Hong Kong Restructuring Week – 5 November 2018

The Restructuring Review: Harneys lawyers contribute to the Cayman Islands & British Virgin Islands Chapters

Tangerine Indemnity Litigation proves fruitful – The Cayman Islands Courts confirm meaningful protection for Fund Directors

Anti-plastic initiative: Reduce, Reuse, Refuse

No delays for civil fraud claims – The rule in Smith v Selwyn is no longer good law in Bermuda

Cayman Court determines complex civil aviation insurance dispute

Cayman Court considers grant of retrospective Beddoe relief in foreign proceedings

You’ve been served! (in accordance with the Hague Convention)

Something New under the Sun? The Cayman Islands Court illuminates aspects of Insolvency Law