Marie Stewart is an Associate in the British Virgin Islands Litigation and Restructuring practice. Marie advises on a wide range of international commercial disputes and is experienced in litigation and arbitration.

Marie regularly advises on cases involving fraud, contractual disputes, shareholder disputes and insolvency proceedings.

Prior to joining Conyers in June 2022, Marie was an Associate in the London office of an international law firm.


  • Representing the largest creditor of a multibillion dollar insolvent estate in connection with claims worth in excess of US$1 billion, including successfully opposing an application for sanction to commence Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Representing one of 54 defendants in connection with a $230 million claim alleging fraud and conspiracy, including successfully disputing the jurisdiction of the BVI court.
  • Representing three of 17 Defendants in a complex, multi-jurisdictional fraud claim worth approximately US$2 billion. The claimants alleged unlawful conspiracy, fraudulent misrepresentations, forgery, concealed transactions, transactions at an undervalue and deceit.
  • Defending a Maltese company in arbitration proceedings commenced by a Cayman Islands company concerning a contractual interpretation dispute.
  • Defending directors of a company against claims brought by joint administrators relating to transactions defrauding creditors, transactions at an undervalue, preference, unjust enrichment and restitution, breach of substantial property transaction provisions and breach of duty.
  • Advising a director and shareholder at the pre-action stage in relation to an unfair prejudice claim and reaching resolution of the dispute at mediation.
  •  Seeking urgent injunctive relief to prevent a former director from working for a major competitor in breach of restrictive covenants.


Professional Background

  • Associate – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, London, UK
  • Associate – Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Leeds, UK
  • Trainee Solicitor – Watson Burton LLP, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


  • University of Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2014
  • Newcastle University, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 2012

Bar Admissions

  • British Virgin Islands, Solicitor, 2022
  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2016 (not currently practicing)


  • Member, Arbitral Women
  • Member, INSOL International
  • Member, Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI)
  • Member, Women’s Offshore Network