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CPD/CPT Course:
Shareholders' Rights
and Remedies
Under Cayman Islands
British Virgin Islands Law

Presented by
Ms Aisling Dwyer,
Maples and Calder

Shareholders' Rights and Remedies Under Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands Law
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Code: EVT000000111 Level: Intermediate
Date: 22 March 2016 (Tuesday) Language: English
Time: 14:30 - 17:45
(Reception starts at 14:00)
Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
(LSHK Allocated Number: 20160329)
SFC 3.0 CPT Hours
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Presenter's Profile:
Ms Aisling Dwyer

A barrister by training, Aisling is a disputes lawyer acting in some of Asia’s largest offshore corporate, insolvency/restructuring and shareholder disputes.  She is an expert in contentious matters in both the Cayman Islands and the BVI.  She specializes in complex, high value, international cross-border litigation.  She also does work involving take privates, statutory mergers, contentious valuations and schemes of arrangement.  Aisling was shortlisted as a “Rising Star in Litigation” in the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2013 and 2015.  She is currently the Co-Chair of the Hong Kong chapter of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).

Aisling joined Maples and Calder's BVI office in 2009, having previously worked for another firm in the BVI for two years.  In the BVI she was involved in some of the BVI’s largest fund litigation following the global financial crisis.  She joined Maples and Calder's Hong Kong office in 2011.  Aisling practised as a barrister in London for four years, having trained at the top ranking professional negligence, insurance and re-insurance set, 4 New Square.  At the London Bar she appeared routinely in Court as an advocate in commercial and common law matters, conducting her own trials and cross-examining witnesses.  She was also led by various silks in multi-million pound commercial disputes.

Course Outline:

This course will provide a comprehensive overview on the rights and remedies enjoyed by shareholders of Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands companies and consider the leading caselaw in each jurisdiction on those issues.

Course content:

  • Access to information
  • Access to the courts
  • Statutory and common law protection
  • Unfair prejudice actions
  • Derivative actions
  • Fiduciary Duties of Directors
  • Just and equitable winding up petitions
  • Mergers and Take Privates
  • Dissenting shareholder rights and process for determining fair value of shares

This course is supported by:  Kornerstone Limited
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