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Rights issues and the threat of unfair prejudice a BVI director’s perspective

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
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  • British Virgin Islands
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  • October 26 2012

Rights issues are utilised by many companies as a means of raising finance and capital either to boost an ailing balance sheet or to fund an acquisition and promote growth without having to take on any further debt commitments with third party lenders

Derivatives, double derivatives and unfair prejudice

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
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  • British Virgin Islands
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  • February 7 2013

N a recent decision concerning Sections 184C and D of the BVI Business Companies Act 2004, Microsoft made an application for leave under Section 184C

Restoration of companies to the register

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
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  • British Virgin Islands
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  • March 22 2011

In Yeung Kwok Mung v The Attorney General and the Financial Services Commission, BVIHCM 20110002 and Dedyson Enterprises Limited v Registrar of Corporate Affairs, BVIHCM 20110008, the BVI High Court Commercial Division addressed the principles applying to restoration applications under section 43 of the BVI Business Companies Act (the "BC Act"

Out in the cold: how a victim can prevent dissipation of assets pending trial

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
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  • British Virgin Islands
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  • July 28 2011

BVI courts are well versed in the provision of relief orders designed to preserve assets pending the resolution of a dispute

Arbitration and dispute resolution in the BVI

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
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  • British Virgin Islands
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  • March 10 2011

The onset of the global financial crisis has placed increased focus on the BVI as an offshore jurisdiction

Litigation update: free-standing relief under Black Swan orders

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
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  • British Virgin Islands
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  • March 22 2012

Before 2010, freezing injunctions in the British Virgin Islands were available only ancillary to a substantive domestic cause of action against the respondent

Free standing relief - Black Swan orders

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
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  • British Virgin Islands
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  • February 23 2012

It has been almost 3 years since the substantial change to BVI law, brought about by the Black Swan case

Restoration of a BVI company following dissolution for the Asian market

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
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  • British Virgin Islands
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  • March 22 2011

The BVI company has enjoyed immense popularity and success in Asia as the offshore company of choice and enjoys an unrivalled reputation for cost effectiveness, flexibility, investor familiarity, ease of incorporation and low costs of maintenance

Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal considers enforcement issues

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
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  • British Virgin Islands
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  • September 15 2011

The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal recently handed down the latest decision in the long-running Alfa Telecom Turkey Limited v Cukurova Finance International Limited case

Redemption of shares and consideration

  • Harney Westwood & Riegels
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  • British Virgin Islands
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  • September 22 2011

In a decision of interest in a number of jurisdictions where these types of claims have been made, the BVI Commercial Court handed down judgment today in the claim brought by the liquidators of Fairfield Sentry Limited, a BVI fund which invested in Bernard Madoff’s investment vehicle