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BVI Adopts Guidelines For Communication And Cooperation Between Courts
The BVI today adopted new guidelines for communication and cooperation between courts in cross-border insolvency matters.
British Virgin Islands
17 May 2017
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BVI Court Protects Basic Rights Of Persons Subject To Tax Investigations
This case, decided in March 2017, represents a fundamental protection for those who invest in or hold interests in the BVI.
British Virgin Islands
15 May 2017
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BVI Commercial Court Appoints Three New Judges
Harneys is pleased to report three judicial appointments to the BVI Commercial Court which are designed to increase the capacity of the Court in 2017.
British Virgin Islands
12 Jan 2017
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Widening The Net: BVI Court Expands Post Judgment Norwich Pharmacal Jurisdiction
In UVW v XYZ, the BVI Court gave an important judgment in relation to the obligations of a registered agent to provide third party disclosure to assist a foreign judgment creditor trace assets.
British Virgin Islands
9 Nov 2016
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BVI Costs Clarity: Court Finds Foreign Lawyers' Costs 'Generally Recoverable'
In the recent decision of Garkusha v Yegiazaryan and Ors the Court of Appeal created some doubt as to the recoverability and legality of foreign lawyers working on matters being litigated before the Courts in the BVI.
British Virgin Islands
27 Jul 2016
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New York Supreme Court Rules That Derivative Claims Under Cayman Law Must First Go Through The Cayman Courts
The plaintiff was a shareholder of a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands (the Company).
Cayman Islands
5 Jul 2016
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At What Costs? Court Of Appeal Ruling Raises Questions About BVI Legal Profession Act
In Garkusha v Yegiazaryan and Ors (BVIHCMAP 2015/0010), the full Court of Appeal held that the fees of foreign lawyers not licensed under the Legal Profession Act 2015 (the Act) are not recoverable in a costs assessment.
British Virgin Islands
16 Jun 2016
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Supreme Court Of Bermuda Revisits Seldom-Relied Upon Quia Timet Jurisdiction Of The Old Courts Of Chancery
In what proved to be a late Christmas present for the board of International Investments Enterprises Ltd (IIEL), Harneys Bermuda successfully invoked the now seldom relied upon quia timet, "because he fears" jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Bermuda.
Bermuda
3 May 2016
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Black Swan: "Stand-Alone" Injunctions In Support Of Foreign Proceedings
The BVI court has jurisdiction to grant "stand-alone" injunctions in support of foreign proceedings.
British Virgin Islands
19 Apr 2016
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Bermuda Supreme Court Decision Puts Spotlight On Issues With Bringing Directors' Liability Claims
Greater scrutiny of applications to serve proceedings out of Bermuda is inevitable following a ruling by the island's Supreme Court.
Bermuda
13 Mar 2016
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The BVI's New Legal Profession Act: What English QCs Need To Know
In late 2015, after nearly a decade of consultation and back-and-forth, the BVI passed into law a new Legal Profession Act (LPA) regulating inter alia admissions and practice.
British Virgin Islands
25 Feb 2016
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The BVI's New Legal Profession Act: What English QCs Need To Know
In late 2015, after nearly a decade of consultation and back-and-forth, the BVI passed into law a new Legal Profession Act (LPA) regulating inter alia admissions and practice.
British Virgin Islands
23 Feb 2016
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English Maritime Case Raises CPR And Legal Capacity Issues For BVI Litigants
In a twist of misfortune, the Claimant's solicitors applied to come off the record immediately before the security for costs application and its demitting solicitors appeared with only instructions to seek an adjournment.
British Virgin Islands
24 Nov 2015
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BVI Case Notes, February 2015
Third party costs order: Does the Court have power to permit service of application out of the jurisdiction?
British Virgin Islands
4 Mar 2015
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Cayman Law Amended To Facilitate The Grant Of Interim Relief In Aid Of Foreign Proceedings
As every good litigator will know, in the common law world service of process on the defendant is the means by which jurisdiction is established over that defendant.
Cayman Islands
5 Nov 2014
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BVI Advice Necessary In Relation To BVI Company Claims: Wong v Wang
The Hong Kong Court of First Instance confirmed in its recent decision in Wong Ming Bun v Wang Ming Fan.
British Virgin Islands
7 Aug 2014
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Game-Changer: Harneys Opens Door To Foreign Enforcement Actions In The BVI
Harneys has successfully brought an action that changes the law relating to the access of the BVI Courts to enforce a foreign judgment.
British Virgin Islands
26 Feb 2014
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