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The Offshore Litigation Blog is where you will find recent case updates, offshore litigation news, offshore filings lists, interviews and even some insights into island life, written by Harneys litigators from around the world.

Contributors

Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo
  • Jonathan Addo

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann
  • Ian Mann

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
  • Nick Hoffman

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord
  • Vicky Lord

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
  • Chai Ridgers

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
William Peake
William Peake
  • William Peake

  • Partner
  • London
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer
  • Peter Ferrer

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child
  • Jeremy Child

  • Partner
  • London
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
  • Claire Goldstein

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
  • Jayson Wood

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite
  • Phillip Kite

  • Partner
  • London
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen
  • Stuart Cullen

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
  • Lorinda Peasland

  • Consultant
  • Hong Kong
Paul Madden
Paul Madden
  • Paul Madden

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
  • Jessica Williams

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Paula Kay
Paula Kay
  • Paula Kay

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp
  • Andrew Thorp

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Henry Mander
Henry Mander
  • Henry Mander

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone
  • Andrew Johnstone

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
  • Nicola Roberts

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Julie Engwirda
Julie Engwirda
  • Julie Engwirda

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
  • Paul Smith

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands

Upturn in arbitrating BVI corporate disputes

Over the past year, there has been a notable increase in BVI related corporate disputes arbitrations.  In a recent arbitration under ICC rules, an emergency measures arbitrator was appointed to determine the issue of an injunction preventing a US$100 million shares rights issue in an oil exploration company. Harneys successfully acted for the respondent company in resisting the injunction.  In another, very recent, BVI arbitration, the issue of arbitrability of corporate disputes is centre stage as is the capacity of a party to rely on an arbitration provision in a company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Andrew Thorp, Jonathan Addo,
Peter Ferrer, Paula Gibbs

The BVI Commercial Court discharges freezing orders due to lack of risk of dissipation, delay and non-disclosures

In another judgment in the long-running dispute in Renova Industries Limited v Emmerson International Corporation, the BVI Commercial Court discharged three ex parte freezing orders granted to Emmerson against Renova, Mr Vekselberg and two other Vekselberg parties in respect of assets valued over US$3 billion.

Laura de Heer, Julie Engwirda,
Andrew Thorp, Phillip Kite