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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
James Noble
James Noble
  • James Noble

  • Partner
  • Singapore
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

Scope of Disclosure Orders and Contempt of Court

In the recent decision of Donna Union Foundation v Svoboda Corporation, the BVI Court considered a contempt application seeking further disclosure by way of an unless order and whether cross-examination of the Respondents should be ordered to determine the issue of contempt.

Jacqueline Moody, Andrew Thorp,
Laura de Heer, Andrew Johnstone

Appointment of Mr Gerhard Wallbank

Harneys welcomes the announcement earlier this week from the Judicial and Legal Services Commission that Mr Gerhard Wallbank has been appointed to act as High Court Judge of the BVI Commercial Court for a period of three years with effect from 14 October 2019.

Sarah Thompson, Andrew Thorp

Relief all round - BVI Court of Appeal upholds relief from sanction

In a week when President Trump granted North Korea relief from sanctions, the BVI Court of Appeal followed suit, denying the Appellant in Emmerson International Corp v. Starlex and Sunglet declaratory relief and upholding the Respondents’ relief from sanction as granted by the Court below.

William George, Andrew Thorp,
Phillip Kite, Julie Engwirda
BVI

BVI Court re-charged to enforce

On 19 February 2019, in Commercial Bank of Dubai v Abdalla Juma Majid Al-Sari & Ors, Justice Adderley confirmed that the BVI Court has the power to grant charging orders over shares in a BVI company.

Peter Ferrer, Aleisha Brown,
Vicky Lord, Romane Duncan