British Virgin Islands
The BVI Commercial Court has just delivered a judgment that answers the question raised in the BVI as a result of two English decisions questioning the availability of Norwich Pharmacal relief for the purposes of overseas proceedings.
In a lengthy and closely reasoned judgment, the Court conducted a detailed analysis of the provisions of the BCA which impose the legislative regime for dealing with bearer shares held in BVI incorporated companies.
The Judge rejected Kirkland's submissions.
Freezing orders are one of the most important weapons in a court's arsenal to prevent parties from disposing of or dissipating assets to ensure they will be available to satisfy a potential future money judgment.
In recent years, the Courts of the British Virgin Islands have seen an increase in the number of applications for interim receiverships.
One consistent message resounded throughout the 3rd Annual BVI Arbitration Conference, which took place in November 2019.
This may be of particular concern if the target assets are located (or believed to be located) offshore.
Until recently Russian and CIS clients would often, without hesitation, choose London as the seat of arbitration and the London Court of International Arbitration Rules as the rules governing the arbitral procedure.
Ogier in the BVI has welcomed two new litigators - Daniel Mitchell and Katherine Bradley – to its dispute resolution team, who have joined as senior associate and associate respectively
In a decision handed down on 17 April 2019, the BVI Commercial Court has given guidance on the scope of its jurisdiction to grant freezing orders in support of foreign proceedings
On 9 May 2019, The Honourable Mr Justice Adrian Jack QC (Ag) delivered an oral Judgment in BVI proceedings in the Abyzov/Vekselberg-related litigation.
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement last week by the Judicial Commission of Mr Gerhard Wallbank as an acting Judge of the Commercial Division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court ...
The BVI Court of Appeal recently handed down an important decision in relation to the power of the Court to grant injunctive relief in support ...
When a Russian company brings a claim in the BVI against two Russian employees, employed under Russian law service agreements, it is perhaps not surprising that a forum challenge would ensue
Following the passing of the 2013 Arbitration Act and the subsequent establishment of the International Arbitration Centre, the BVI is committed to both the conduct of arbitrations in the jurisdiction ...
Welcome to the final In Your Court of 2018, featuring commentary on major cases and judgments from our BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey teams.
The BVI Court of Appeal has issued an interesting and timely judgment clarifying the principles applicable on a forum non conveniens challenge, in relation to claims alleging a multi-million dollar fraud purportedly...
On 18 September 2018 the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court – Court of Appeal (BVI) handed down judgment in the matter of Livingston Properties Equities Inc and Ors v JSC MCC EuroChem and Ors.
There are many hurdles cross-border high-value litigation throws up before a seasoned lawyer but 200mph winds, razed infrastructure and departmental displacement are not ordinarily among them.
The legislation governing arbitration in the British Virgin
Islands (BVI) is the Arbitration Act 2013