October 19, 2019

Privy Council backs Cayman pari passu clawbacks in Weavering liquidation

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By Dominic Lawson From Global Restructuring Review The UK Privy Council has upheld recovery payments secured by liquidators of a Cayman Islands vehicle under the pari passu principle, marking the first successful clawback of shareholder redemption payments in the jurisdiction on the basis of preference. For more go to: https://globalrestructuringreview.com/article/1195669/privy-council-backs-cayman-pari-passu-clawbacks-in-weavering-liquidation Related story: The Cayman Islands […]

In the Courts in 2018: an Appleby review of offshore court decisions

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Article first published by Appleby in January 2019. Welcome to the latest issue of Appleby’s annual “In The Courts” publication, a round-up of the most interesting decisions handed down by the courts of our offshore jurisdictions in 2018. As always, we have organised the cases thematically rather than by jurisdiction, to show how similar and […]

REBROADCAST TIMES: St Kitts & Nevis -The Emergency Parliament Sitting of Friday, January 16th, 2015

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The riveting emergency Parliament sitting of Friday, January 16th, 2015 will be aired tomorrow, Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 10:00am and again at 8:15pm on ZIZ TV (Channel 5) and ZIZ’s website (https://zizonline.com/tv/channel-5/).  Please stay tuned for further rebroadcast times scheduled for this weekend.Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 marked four years since the then-St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party government hastily introduced a Proclamation […]

Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada vote no to CCJ as final appellate court

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From Nationwide Radio JM Voters in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, yesterday voted to reject the option of making the Caribbean Court of Justice, CCJ, their final appellate Court. The no-vote in the referendum means the islands are likely to retain the UK-based judicial committee of the Privy Council as their final appellate Court. Official […]

Privy Council orders Trinidad chief justice to pay legal costs

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From Caribbean News Now LONDON, England — Trinidad and Tobago Chief Justice Ivor Archie has been ordered to pay the legal costs incurred by the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) in defending the unsuccessful action brought against it by Archie in relation to its ongoing investigation into misconduct allegations against him. On Friday, […]

New anti-Caribbean Court of Justice group

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From Antigua Observer A month before the electorate will be asked to vote in a referendum to determine whether or not the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) should replace the Privy Council as the nation’s final court of appeal, a new group has been formed to streamline opposition to the process. The CCJ CAN WAIT […]

OECS Bar president urges member countries to embrace CCJ

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By LK Hewlett West Indies News Network From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Thaddeus Antoine, president of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Bar Association, has lent the organization’s voice to the calls for member countries to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (the CCJ) as their final court of appeal. […]

Former Cayman Islands Solicitor-General and Trinidad Chief Justice loses Privy Council appeal on conduct review

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Trinidad judge loses bid to halt legal inquiry into his private life By Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent, from the Guardian, UK Chief justice Ivor Archie had tried to stop law association’s investigation which could lead to his removal from office Judges in London have dismissed an attempt by the chief justice of Trinidad and […]

Cayman Islands: Privy Council upholds Court of Appeal Decision on CIMA powers

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On 13 July 2018, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London issued a decision on 13 July to refuse Select Vantage Inc.’s application for permission to appeal a decision of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. In refusing Select Vantage Inc.’s application, at the very first stage, the Privy Council has effectively and […]

Cayman Islands: Shanda Games- Court of Appeal confirms timing for leave to appeal to Privy Council

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Contributed by Harney Westwood & Riegels LLP From ILO The Court of Appeal has ruled that for the purposes of an application for leave to appeal to the Privy Council, time runs from the date on which an order is sealed or perfected, not the date on which the judgment was delivered. Facts In the […]