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Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo
  • Jonathan Addo

  • Partner
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Jeremy Child
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Julie Engwirda
  • Julie Engwirda

  • Partner
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Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer
  • Peter Ferrer

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
  • Claire Goldstein

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Hazel-Ann Hannaway
Hazel-Ann Hannaway
  • Hazel-Ann Hannaway

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
  • Nick Hoffman

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone
  • Andrew Johnstone

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paula Kay
Paula Kay
  • Paula Kay

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite
  • Phillip Kite

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord
  • Vicky Lord

  • Partner
  • Shanghai
Paul Madden
Paul Madden
  • Paul Madden

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Henry Mander
Henry Mander
  • Henry Mander

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann
  • Ian Mann

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
William Peake
William Peake
  • William Peake

  • Partner
  • London
Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
  • Lorinda Peasland

  • Consultant
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Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
  • Chai Ridgers

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
  • Nicola Roberts

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
  • Paul Smith

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp
  • Andrew Thorp

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
  • Jessica Williams

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
  • Jayson Wood

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands

Black Swan 2.0

Interim relief in support of foreign proceedings is now available by way of statute in the BVI. As previously prefaced, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) (Amendment) Act, 2020 has been published in the Gazette and passed into law. The Act is in force from 7 January 2021 and does not have retrospective effect.

Parties now have a statutory route to obtain free-standing injunctive relief, appointment of receivers and Norwich Pharmacal disclosure in support of foreign proceedings, whether sought against BVI persons or non-BVI persons. Read our post, Black Swan resurrected, for further insight.

Harneys’ Head of BVI Litigation, Andrew Thorp, commented that “the government of the Virgin Islands and the Attorney General, Honourable Dawn Smith, must be commended for so swiftly drafting and passing this important legislation that will restore clarity and ensure efficacy in cross border asset tracing and recovery efforts.” 

If you are seeking to obtain (or resist) stand-alone interim relief, please reach out to your usual contact at Harneys.

Black Swan 2.0

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