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The English Court of Appeal has ruled against the liquidators of British Virgin Islands (BVI) company Peak Hotels and Resorts, saying that the company’s fixed fee arrangement with its former solicitors had created a floating charge over two sums it had paid into court as security.
18 October 2018
A British Virgin Islands appeal court has rejected an indemnity claim from the former investment managers of Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry for the costs of defending seven separate claims following the revelation of the fraud.
11 October 2018
Harneys has named restructuring partner Ian Mann as the new head of its Asia office in Hong Kong, where the firm has also hired Holman Fenwick Willan partner Andrew Johnstone, while its British Virgin Islands office has hired Irish barrister John McCarroll SC.
26 September 2018
Edward Davis and Annette Escobar, of Sequor Law in Miami, discuss a massive Ponzi scheme in Chile involving the execution of asset recovery and cross-border recognition tools in multiple jurisdictions.
17 September 2018
Liquidators of Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry cannot use a New York forum selection clause in a subscription agreement to assert jurisdiction over foreign defendants in 305 different adversary proceedings, a US bankruptcy court has ruled.
08 August 2018
Former shareholders of Fairfield Sentry, an investment fund that was among the biggest investors in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, have failed to prevent the fund’s British Virgin Islands liquidators pursuing US$6 billion worth of clawback claims in US Chapter 15 proceedings.
22 November 2017
A month after starting negotiations to restructure a US$700 million Islamic bond, Dana Gas, the biggest gas producer in the Middle East, has announced that the instrument is incompatible with Shari’a law and obtained stays on enforcement from courts in the UAE and the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
16 June 2017
A Toronto court has found that investment vehicle Fairfield Sentry, a victim of the Bernie Madoff fraud to the tune of US$7 billion, has no case against its auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers because alleged failures on the consultancy’s part resulted in a net benefit to the fund.
15 June 2017
Allegations of asset-stripping against the former director of foreign exchange trader Creative Finance will be heard in London, despite the company’s liquidation being administered in the British Virgin Islands.
30 May 2017
A British Virgin Islands court has sanctioned a liquidator’s application for a blended fee remuneration, including a percentage of revenue from assets sold, after she returned an ailing gold mining company to solvency in “a remarkable success story”.
16 May 2017
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