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Commercial Dispute Resolution: Forum shopping, Chapter 11 protection and just and equitable winding up, with an in-depth look at the Pacific Andes saga

Peter Ferrer reviews forum shopping, Chapter 11 protection and just and equitable winding up, with an in-depth look at the Pacific Andes saga in this article originally published in the Winter 2017 edition of Commercial Dispute Resolution.

BVI Corporate & Commercial - SPAC-tacular Deals Ahead! The top 3 advantages of an offshore SPAC in a global buyers market

An overview of factors that combine to create a global buyer’s market with a BVI vehicle as a spectacular option for a SPAC.

Cyprus - Implementation of MiFID II in Cyprus: Enhanced investor protection

This is the second in a series of articles on the implementation of Directive 2014/65/EU, (MiFID II), in Cyprus. Below we explore changes to the local industry that mandates greater investor protection. The Investment Services and Investment Activities...

Cyprus - MiFID II and Cyprus: Ready for 2018

This is the first in a series of articles from Harneys on MiFID II. Here we focus on scoping issues and changes to the perimeter of the local investment services regime. Background Cyprus has given full effect to Directive 2014/65/EU, (MiFID II)...

Tax and Regulatory - Cyprus signs double tax treaty with Luxembourg

After ten years of negotiations Luxembourg and Cyprus signed their first Double Tax Treaty (the Treaty) on 8 May 2017. The Treaty is pending ratification by both contracting states. Should it be ratified by both parties before the end of 2017, the Treaty...

Restructuring and Insolvency - The Pacific Andes saga: forum shopping, Chapter 11 and just and equitable winding up

‘Forum shopping’ can lead to some fierce jurisdictional battles particularly in insolvency where the choice can be stark between debtor and creditor friendly procedures. This is the scenario with which the BVI Commercial Court has been...

Restructuring and Insolvency - British Virgin Islands: restructuring and insolvency

Harneys partner Andrew Thorp and senior associate Mark Rowlands contributed “British Virgin Islands: Restructuring & Insolvency” in The In-House Lawyers, Restructuring & Insolvency Country Comparative Guide. The chapter is...

Restructuring and Insolvency - Bermuda: restructuring and insolvency

Harneys’ affiliate office Zuill & Co contributed “Bermuda: Restructuring & Insolvency” in The In-House Lawyers, Restructuring & Insolvency Country Comparative Guide. The chapter is written in an easy to use Q&A...

Investment Funds - Shareholder activism – considerations for BVI companies

This article examines the key BVI legal considerations for activist shareholders considering investing in a BVI company. Shareholder activism is an increasingly global phenomenon. Estimates suggest assets under management (AUM) by activist...

BVI Banking & Finance - Divided loyalties – the issue of directors’ duties in joint ventures

Every company lawyer is taught from an early stage that a director owes their duties to the company, and not to the shareholders or any individual shareholder. This is sometimes referred to as the rule in Percival v Wright [1902] 2 Ch 401. In relation to...

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