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An arbitration paradise
Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring

An arbitration paradise

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a familiar jurisdiction to most professionals practising international commercial law. Stuart Cullen, counsel at Harneys, says in this article originally published by Latin Lawyer, that a recent increase in dispute resolution instructions coming from Latin America is accompanying the jurisdiction’s increasing profile in international arbitration too.
Comparative Legal Guide Bermuda: Restructuring & Insolvency
Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring

Comparative Legal Guide Bermuda: Restructuring & Insolvency

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of the legal framework and key issues surrounding restructuring and insolvency in Bermuda. Download the PDF to read more. This content was originally published with The Legal 500 in May 2018.
Comparative Legal Guide British Virgin Islands: Restructuring & Insolvency
Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring

Comparative Legal Guide British Virgin Islands: Restructuring & Insolvency

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of the legal framework and key issues surrounding restructuring and insolvency in the British Virgin Islands. Download the PDF to read more. This content was originally published with The Legal 500 in May 2018.
The future for litigation funding in the Cayman Islands
Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring

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 funding in the Cayman Islands. Cayman is now poised to be among the first of the offshore jurisdictions to welcome the litigation funding industry and benefit from the opportunities it brings
Mareva Injunctions in Bermuda
Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring

Mareva Injunctions in Bermuda

Mareva Injunctions, with concomitant disclosure orders, are available in Bermuda. They can be useful to preserve property and assets pending determination of proceedings so as to obviate the risk of any judgment or order against a defendant being rendered void. Read on for more information about this useful weapon in the court’s armoury.
BVI Directors: Important Judicial Guidance on Powers
Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring

BVI Directors: Important Judicial Guidance on Powers

In its ruling the BVI Court of Appeal specifically considered whether a fresh issuance of shares by directors which altered the balance of voting power between the shareholders was done for a proper purpose.