Rachael Pape is a Partner in the British Virgin Islands Corporate practice.

Rachael has a broad corporate and finance practice with particular expertise in corporate finance and reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, voluntary liquidations, capital markets, derivatives and securitisations and investment funds, along with providing cross-border regulatory guidance.

Rachael is consistently ranked by the leading legal directories for her specialist corporate, finance and investment funds expertise. She is recognised as being an ‘exceptional’ lawyer who ‘can deliver tailored advice at short notice when required’. Client testimonials describe her as ‘incredibly reliable’, ‘highly commercial and pragmatic’ and ‘very client friendly and responsive’.

Prior to moving to the British Virgin Islands, Rachael worked as an associate in the finance team of Slaughter and May and in the international capital markets (derivatives and structured finance) team of Allen & Overy LLP in London.




  • Advising Associated Partners on the US$860 million acquisition of AP Wireless, one of the largest international aggregators of rental streams underlying wireless sites through the acquisition of wireless telecom real property interests and contractual rights, by Landscape Acquisition Holdings Limited.
  • Advising on the US$300 million sale of Six Senses to the Intercontinental Hotels Group.
  • Advising Kinross Gold Corporation in relation to the sale of all its interest in the Chirano mine in Ghana to Asante Gold Corporation through the sale of Red Back Mining Pty Ltd for a total consideration of US$225 million in cash and shares.
  • Advising Deltatre on its US$127 million purchase of Massive Interactive online sports streaming group, a UK-based software maker and provider of video technology to a variety of broadcasters and entertainment companies including the BBC and Sony Pictures.
  • Advising B2Gold Corp. on its up to US$60 million purchase agreement with AngloGold Ashanti Limited to acquire AngloGold’s 50% stake in the Gramalote Project, located in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia.
  • Advising B2Gold Corp. in relation to its AU$27.4 million acquisition through its wholly owned subsidiary B2Gold Oklo Resources Pty Limited of 100% of the share capital of Oklo Resources Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement. The acquisition provided B2Gold with additional extensive land packages near its Fekola mine complex in Mali.

Capital Markets

  • Advising Gold Fields Limited (which has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange) in relation to US$1 billion bond issuances by Gold Fields Orogen Holding (BVI) Limited and a US$250 million tender offer of Gold Fields’ outstanding guaranteed bonds.
  • Advising Gold Fields on multiple revolving credit facilities totalling in excess of ZAR3 billion.
  • Advising J.P. Morgan on the issue of US$500 million senior secured notes by Del Monte Foods, Inc.
  • Advising on the first ever publicly offered Finnish auto loan asset-backed securitization transaction.
  • Advising major international banks and FTSE 100 companies in relation to the establishment and maintenance of retail and wholesale structured product programmes.


Professional Background

  • Associate, Carey Olsen, British Virgin Islands
  • Associate, Slaughter and May, London
  • Associate, Allen & Overy LLP, London
  • Trainee, Allen & Overy LLP, London and Moscow


  • College of Law, London, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Commendation), 2008
  • University of Oxford, Trinity College, Jurisprudence (MA, Oxon), 2007

Bar Admissions

  • British Virgin Islands, Solicitor, 2015
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 2010 (not currently practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2024 edition of the Chambers Global Guide (Up and Coming: Corporate and Finance including Investment Funds).
  • Recognised in the 2024 edition of the Legal 500 Caribbean Rankings (Next Generation Partner) and since 2019 (Recommended: Corporate and Commercial; Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Investment Funds)
  • Recognised in the 2023 edition (and since 2021) of IFLR1000 (Rising Star: Financial and Corporate).