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Sheikh Mohamed Ali M Alhamrani et al -v- Sheikh Abdullah Ali Alhamrani HCVAP 2012/26

September 2012 Procedure

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

COURT OF APPEAL

DISCOVERY - BVI APPEALS - DOCUMENTS PASSING BETWEEN PARTY AND LEGAL ADVISERS - WHETHER DOCUMENTS ARE PRIVILEDGED - CASE MANAGEMENT DISCRETION OF THE TRIAL JUDGE - BASIS ON WHICH AN APPEALLATE COURT WILL INTERFERE

Seven brothers owned a BVI Company. A dispute arose between the six Appellants and the other brother which was settled by the single brother buying all shares in the Company. In the buy/sell process the Appellants received advice from a Lawyer engaged by the Company. The Respondent found these documents on the Company’s computer equipment now owned by him. He wished to rely on such documents in the subsequent dispute as to ownership of the Company. The Appellants argued the terms of engagement with the Lawyer adapted over time to be his advice to them as shareholders and not the Company, and that such variation to the terms were authorised by them as directors. The trial Judge disagreed and found no privilege or confidentiality and ordered at the Case Management hearing that disclosure be made.

 

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Offshore Cases

Sheikh Mohamed Ali M Alhamrani et al -v- Sheikh Abdullah Ali Alhamrani HCVAP 2012/26

01 September 2012

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

COURT OF APPEAL

DISCOVERY - BVI APPEALS - DOCUMENTS PASSING BETWEEN PARTY AND LEGAL ADVISERS - WHETHER DOCUMENTS ARE PRIVILEDGED - CASE MANAGEMENT DISCRETION OF THE TRIAL JUDGE - BASIS ON WHICH AN APPEALLATE COURT WILL INTERFERE

Seven brothers owned a BVI Company. A dispute arose between the six Appellants and the other brother which was settled by the single brother buying all shares in the Company. In the buy/sell process the Appellants received advice from a Lawyer engaged by the Company. The Respondent found these documents on the Company’s computer equipment now owned by him. He wished to rely on such documents in the subsequent dispute as to ownership of the Company. The Appellants argued the terms of engagement with the Lawyer adapted over time to be his advice to them as shareholders and not the Company, and that such variation to the terms were authorised by them as directors. The trial Judge disagreed and found no privilege or confidentiality and ordered at the Case Management hearing that disclosure be made.

 

To continue reading full articles in PDF format:
Sheikh Mohamed Ali M Alhamrani et al -v- Sheikh Abdullah Ali Alhamrani HCVAP 2012/26

 

 

EDITOR & HEAD OF LITIGATION BERMUDA

Christian R. Luthi
Tel.: +1 441 298 7814
Email.: christian.luthi@conyersdill.com


Head of Litigation British virgin islands

Mark J. Forte
Tel.: +1 284 852 1113
Email.: mark.forte@conyersdill.com


Head of Litigation Cayman Islands

Paul Smith
Tel.: +1 345 814 7777
Email.: paul.smith@conyersdill.com


HEAD OF THE ASIA DISPUTES & RESTRUCTURING GROUP

Nigel K. Meeson, Q.C.
Tel.: +852 2842 9553
Email.: nigel.meeson@conyersdill.com