Conyers Dill & Pearman is pleased to announce the appointment of Partner, Mark Forte as Head of the Firm’s British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) office. He succeeds Robert Briant, who has led the BVI office since April 1999.
Conyers was the first international firm to arrive in the BVI. Mark joined in 2004 to launch and lead the BVI Litigation & Restructuring practice, which quickly rose to be recognised as Tier 1 in several legal directories. He has grown the team to include seven experienced solicitors and barristers, all based in the BVI. Mark has over 20 years of litigation experience and has frequently appeared as an advocate in some of the jurisdiction’s leading cases.
“I feel privileged to take on this role at such a pivotal time in the BVI. Not only to lead an exemplary team of practitioners and colleagues, but to continue to support the jurisdiction as a whole, which continues to re-build following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma”, said Mr. Forte.
“I would like to thank Robert for his efforts in leading and developing our BVI office from a two lawyer operation into a leading Tier 1 firm in the jurisdiction. Mark’s history of leadership as Head of the BVI Litigation & Restructuring practice has made a positive impact and I look forward to seeing him continue to grow and strengthen the office under his new mandate”, said Christian Luthi, Director and Chairman.