Conyers was the first international firm in the British Virgin Islands, with our office established in 1996, and we have been at the heart of the jurisdiction’s development into an International Financial Centre.

As a business or individual seeking to take advantage of the BVI’s jurisdictional benefits, you will need to work with a law firm who offers local expertise combined with multinational experience. Conyers is an acknowledged market leader, we are well placed to provide you with all the legal advice and services you need in the BVI.

Our finance, banking and investment fund practice is substantial and as a client you will benefit from our long-standing relationships with leading financial institutions, investment managers and private equity houses, as well as with Government and regulators.

Should you require assistance with litigation, restructuring or insolvency, the expertise of our lawyers in these areas is unmatched in the BVI. Our litigation team has been instructed on many of the most high profile commercial disputes in the region, in addition to several landmark cases.

Our Private Client & Trust team are specialists in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious trust matters, advising companies, high net worth individuals and family offices. If you are establishing a company, fund or trust, Conyers Client Services can provide you with a range of corporate administration, secretarial, trust and company management services to meet your long-term needs.

  • Advised on both the largest M&A transaction and the largest IPO in BVI to date
  • Advise the largest BVI hedge funds as well as start-up asset managers

Global network, local knowledge

Complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions require professional advisers who can offer coordinated and timely service around the globe. Our BVI practice is supported by our offices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore, ensuring that you receive a high-level of efficient and seamless service wherever you are located.

Corporate

Conyers BVI corporate practice is the market leader, particularly in offshore mergers and acquisitions and IPOs, having advised on both the largest M&A transaction and the largest IPO in the jurisdiction to date.  We regularly advise on finance matters involving either BVI borrowers or guarantors, providing timely and cost effective assistance to allow parties to close transactions as anticipated. We advise the largest BVI hedge funds as well as start-up managers, delivering the relevant advice for the nature of the fund. We were instrumental in the establishment of the regulations permitting incubator funds and approved friends and family funds.

Litigation & Restructuring

Our litigation team is the most experienced of any firm in the BVI. We are frequently involved in leading international litigation work and have acted on many of the reported cases both before the Commercial Court and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. Conyers’ exemplary reputation in the jurisdiction has led to a distinguished track record of advising on high profile disputes. These have included acting in the largest asset tracing litigation from and by Commonwealth of Independent States, through to the largest and most complex receiverships involving the People’s Republic of China.

Private Client & Trust

Our BVI private client and trust practice specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious work, including establishment of trust structures for tax and estate planning purposes, restructuring trusts with or without court assistance, and advising on trustee powers and duties, cross-border succession, and testate and intestate issues for BVI situated assets.

Conyers Client Services

Conyers Client Services provides a range of corporate administration, secretarial, trust and company management services to meet all your ongoing business needs in the BVI.

Contacts

Mark J. Forte

Partner, Head of BVI Litigation & Restructuring and Office

British Virgin Islands

Robert J.D. Briant

Partner, Head of BVI Corporate Practice

British Virgin Islands

Anton Goldstein

Partner

British Virgin Islands

Tameka Davis

Partner

British Virgin Islands

Robert Lindley

Partner, Head of Cayman & BVI Private Client & Trust

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands

Jerry D. Samuel

Partner

British Virgin Islands

Matthew Brown

Counsel

British Virgin Islands

Nicholas Kuria

Counsel

British Virgin Islands

Rachael Pape

Counsel

British Virgin Islands

Allana-J Joseph

Associate

British Virgin Islands

Ben Mellett

Associate

British Virgin Islands

Christopher Smith

Associate

British Virgin Islands

Andrew Chen

Head Professional Support Lawyer - British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

Adam Holdt

Corporate Manager

British Virgin Islands

Andrew Swapp

Corporate Manager

British Virgin Islands

All British Virgin Islands Contacts