Topic Archives: Commercial Law

Legislation was recently put before Parliament to introduce Bermuda’s newest form of commercial vehicle: the limited liability company (“LLC”). The new law establishing the Bermuda LLC is heavily (and intentionally) influenced by the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act to accommodate the main efficiencies of a Delaware LLC.
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In the case of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC v Algosaibi Trading Services Limited [2014] SC (Bda) 71 Com (12 September 2014), the Chief Justice delivered an ex tempore judgment which clarified what the position is when a registered office purports to resign. It confirmed the traditional view held by many commercial practitioners that section 62(3) of the Companies’ Act 1981 (the “Act”) means that when a registered office has not been changed with the Registrar of Companies (“ROC”), the last known registered office remains the effective office for service.

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The recent Bermuda case of Oung James v Paladin Ltd [2014] SC (Bda) 67 Com considered the procedural validity of an adjournment of a Special General Meeting (the “Meeting”) by the exercise of the Chairman’s general power to conduct the meeting.

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