Recent Experience

Recent deals and cases by Harneys
by Andrew Thorp

July 2016 - Harneys advises LeniGas Cuba on reverse takeover of Knowlton Capital Inc

International offshore law firm Harneys has advised LeniGas Cuba Limited on its reverse takeover of Knowlton Capital Inc. by way of a BVI scheme of arrangement, effective 12 July 2016. The restructuring will enable major foreign direct investment into...

December 2015 - Case Update: Alhamrani v Alhamrani

Harneys acted for the Alhamrani brothers, namely Sheikhs Mohamed, Siraj, Khalid, Abdulaziz, Ahmed and Fahad (the Brothers) who were defendants to a claim brought by the oldest brother Sheikh Abdullah Ali Alhamrani (Sheikh Abdullah) concerning a dispute...

November 2015 - Liquidation of C-Mobile Services

Harneys acted for Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker and supplier, in a dispute concerning the appointment of a liquidator of C-Mobile Services Ltd. Huawei is a substantial creditor of C-Mobile...

July 2014 - Novel BVI litigation related to world’s largest Bitcoin exchange

The bursting of the Bitcoin bubble and the demise of MtGox Co, Ltd attracted global headline news. In a case which raised interesting and novel points concerning the ability of foreign representatives to avail themselves of orders in aid of foreign...

December 2013 - Harneys secures key decision before the ECSC Court of Appeal

On Thursday 5 December the ECSC Court of Appeal handed down an order bringing much needed clarity to the Eastern Caribbean Civil Procedure Rules (the CPR) relating to service out of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Harneys worked with Justin...

October 2013 - BVI Court rules on construction of trusts

The BVI court recently considered the construction of the Trust Deed of a BVI administered trust (the Trust). The Trust Deed listed a number of beneficiaries under the Trust defined as Specified Beneficiaries. Each Specified Beneficiary was listed with...

August 2013 - BVI Insolvency Assistance to Foreign Office Holders

Harneys successfully appeared on behalf of a foreign liquidator seeking urgent recognition in order to assert control over BVI assets at risk of dissipation. Previous BVI case law (Picard v BLMIS, BVI HC (Com) 140 of 2010) suggested that Parts XVII...

August 2013 - Economic Torts and Unjust Enrichment

Maruti Holdings PTE Limited v Sinclair Strategies Limited and others BVIHC (Com) 2012/0130 Harneys successfully applied to set aside service of a US$21 million claim brought in the BVI against a professional corporate services provider based in...

August 2013 - The Meaning of “Member” under the BVI Company Law

Comodo Holdings Ltd v (1) Renaissance Ventures Ltd; and (2) Joseph Katz (executor for the estate of Eric D Emanuel Dec’d) BVIHC (Com) 2013/0045 Harneys recently acted for successful respondents in a dispute relating to how the Court should...

July 2013 - Further developments in Black Swan relief

Harneys successfully acted for an individual seeking free standing relief in aid of foreign proceedings brought in Cyprus. The Cyprus proceedings were a derivative claim brought by the claimant in the name of a Cypriot company. Relief sought included a...

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