Insolvency & Dispute Resolution : Advisory

10 February 2021

Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments in Guernsey

Volatile markets and economic downturns typically lead to increases in commercial litigation.  ...

20 January 2021

BVI Court Rejects "Improper Purpose" Argument in an Application to Set Aside a Statutory Demand

In the recent judgment of the ECSC in the matter of Sumner Group Mining Limited v Zica S.A (BVIHC (C...

18 January 2021

Private Funding of Legal Services Act 2020 – Expansion of Litigation Funding in the Cayman Islands

The Private Funding of Legal Services Act, 2020 (the "Act"), which was gazetted on 7 January 2021 bu...

31 December 2020

BVI Update: "Black Swan" Legislation Passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called "Black Swan" Bill amending secti...

27 November 2020

To see or not to see? How the law on privilege has developed in Guernsey, Jersey, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands

It is of the utmost importance that confidentiality in legal communications is maintained within the...

19 November 2020

Revisiting the “Old Chestnut”: The Inherent Discretion to Confirm the Powers of Controllers Appointed Under Section 24 of the Insurance Law

On 29 September 2020, Chief Justice Smellie QC handed down his judgment in the Matter of Premier&nbs...

28 October 2020

Supreme Court of Bermuda Expands Use of Remote Hearings

For commercial litigation and cross-border insolvency matters, it is very much ‘business as usual...

23 October 2020

Arpettaz - Factors for Consideration in Applications for Beddoe Relief

The Royal Court of Jersey has recently provided fresh and useful guidance in relation to seeking app...

15 October 2020

Majority Ruling of UK Supreme Court Sheds Light on Questions Concerning Law of Arbitration Agreements

In arbitration proceedings, the question as to which law governs the arbitration agreement when the ...