CANDEY specialise in shareholder disputes. Our lawyers have a track record of achieving results for majority and minority shareholders, partners, companies and directors in all sorts of disputes concerning businesses around the world. We have particular experience of section 994 ‘unfair prejudice’ petitions (brought in the High Court and by way of arbitration), derivative and double-derivative claims, just and equitable winding-up petitions, claims for misfeasance or breach of fiduciary duty, and claims to enforce shareholder or partnership agreements.
We work closely with lawyers around the world particularly in the US and offshore, with a number of our lawyers called as solicitors and barristers in the British Virgin Islands. We work in partnership with forensic accountants in order to understand the true potential value of any dispute. One of our lawyers is herself a Chartered Accountant who previously worked in the forensics team of a Top 10 London accounting firm and we have 2 in house accountants, who were formerly with PWC and Arthur Andersen.
We are regularly instructed on an urgent basis, often around the time of board or shareholder meetings, to provide advice on certain votes or resolutions. We work closely with our clients and other professionals to implement time-critical strategies. We routinely make applications for injunctions or other urgent relief in support of broader proceedings – often in different jurisdictions to the one in which the company is based.
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