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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.  Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Asia Fraud Litigation, Enforcement & Contentious Insolvency  C5’s Fraud, Asset

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Offshore Law – Some procedural differences with England

At first glance, Cayman Islands, BVI and Bermuda law can appear remarkably similar to English law both in terms of substance and procedure.  All three offshore jurisdictions share an English law heritage with the Privy Council as their final appellate court and, in some jurisdictions, former English judges regularly hear cases both at first instance

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BVI Commercial Court re-opens

The BVI Commercial Court re-opened its doors on 19 June 2018. The newly refurbished building, which suffered damage as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, is now fully equipped to hear Commercial Court matters and court staff have relocated from their temporary base at the BVI Arbitration Centre. The temporary measures

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Grand Court gives directions for dissenter discovery in appraisal action

In In the matter of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (FSD 2017/76 – RPJ), the Grand Court has handed down written reasons for its further directions for dissenters’ discovery in a section 238 appraisal action. This follows the recent Court of Appeal decision in Qunar, which we blogged about HERE. Parker J began by acknowledging that

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Sword of Damocles defeated in aid of Leyou Restructuring

In a brief judgment comprising just six short paragraphs, the Cayman Grand Court has reaffirmed its support for corporate rescues and restructurings, where possible, rejecting an application for substitution so that those promoting a restructuring of Leyou, Inc (the Company) by way of hybrid compromise and merger would know where the matter stood as soon

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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.  Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Asia Fraud Litigation, Enforcement & Contentious Insolvency  C5’s Fraud, Asset

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Offshore Law – Some procedural differences with England

At first glance, Cayman Islands, BVI and Bermuda law can appear remarkably similar to English law both in terms of substance and procedure.  All three offshore jurisdictions share an English law heritage with the Privy Council as their final appellate court and, in some jurisdictions, former English judges regularly hear cases both at first instance

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BVI Commercial Court re-opens

The BVI Commercial Court re-opened its doors on 19 June 2018. The newly refurbished building, which suffered damage as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, is now fully equipped to hear Commercial Court matters and court staff have relocated from their temporary base at the BVI Arbitration Centre. The temporary measures

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Grand Court gives directions for dissenter discovery in appraisal action

In In the matter of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (FSD 2017/76 – RPJ), the Grand Court has handed down written reasons for its further directions for dissenters’ discovery in a section 238 appraisal action. This follows the recent Court of Appeal decision in Qunar, which we blogged about HERE. Parker J began by acknowledging that

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Sword of Damocles defeated in aid of Leyou Restructuring

In a brief judgment comprising just six short paragraphs, the Cayman Grand Court has reaffirmed its support for corporate rescues and restructurings, where possible, rejecting an application for substitution so that those promoting a restructuring of Leyou, Inc (the Company) by way of hybrid compromise and merger would know where the matter stood as soon

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