Client Alert December 7, 2022
- Minority shareholders have options to stand up to majority shareholders and directors, such as unfair prejudice claims or derivative actions.
- However, if these do not achieve the desired result, one more tool is available to exert pressure: a just and equitable winding up.
- We lay out how this tool can be applied in five key jurisdictions for corporate structures in Asia.
Client Alert August 31, 2022
- Minority shareholders may be surprised to learn that they have effective options when a director or other fiduciary has harmed the company.
- However, the situation may be complicated when structures cross borders, as many corporate structures in Asia do, including spreading offshore.
- Our Claim Monetization team explores how shareholders can deploy derivative actions in five key jurisdictions across Asia Pacific, the UK and the Caribbean as part of an effective cross-border strategy.
Client Alert July 26, 2022
- Minority shareholders may have certain remedies available when they feel their rights have been unfairly prejudiced by the majority.
- However, the situation may be complicated when structures cross borders – typical corporate structures in Asia may spread across offshore and other key regions.
- Our Claim Monetization team lays out the basic parameters of the tools open to minority shareholders across five key jurisdictions.
Client Alert May 26, 2021
- For parties embroiled in contentious joint-venture disputes, it is advantageous but challenging to find new ways to exert pressure on a counterparty.
- If the counterparty is registered in Delaware, however, a pursuing a dissolution proceeding there can prove to be a decisive way to gain leverage.
- As our Claim Monetization & Dilution team explains, this tactic saved a client in a recent case valuable time and money in reaching a favorable settlement.
Client Alert June 5, 2019
- Chinese businesses tend to favor offshore jurisdictions for setting up joint venture (JV) structures, but deadlock can ensue if partners differ into a dispute.
- A litany of offshore legal tools exists, from provisions in the JV's constitutional documents to the appoint of a receiver to restore control to the wronged party.
- However, the process for deploying these options differ based on each jurisdiction, and it is advisable to seek counsel before acting on any strategy.
Client Alert November 19, 2018
- A recent decision involving document disclosure in offshore courts presents an opportunity for PRC-based companies to obtain business intelligence.
- This decision — which was made in the English Court of Appeal and will likely influence offshore jurisdictions and Hong Kong — has shed light on how nonparties can get copies of court documents, evidence, written arguments and judgments.
- To leverage the opportunity effectively, local expertise of offshore court processes and this new decision, in addition to on-the-ground support in PRC, will be needed.
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