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Conyers’ BVI Legal and Professional Services are Operational Following Hurricane Irma

Last Wednesday, Hurricane Irma passed through the BVI as a Category 5 hurricane, causing severe damage to the region. With sustained winds of 185 mph, it was one of the most powerful hurricanes in recorded history.

There is considerable damage to homes, property and infrastructure. Our immediate priority has been the safety of our colleagues and their families, several of which were evacuated over these last five days.

Although our office is intact, it will remain closed whilst we better assess communication capabilities. Our teams on the ground and globally have worked tirelessly to set-up temporary access, so our colleagues from the BVI office can work remotely and continue to address client matters. To access a list of our BVI contacts, please click here. For BVI Corporate Secretary matters, please click here.

Robert Briant, Partner said, “First and foremost we are happy to report that all of our colleagues from the BVI office are safe. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and well-wishes during this difficult time. Hurricane Irma has brought a great deal of devastation to the BVI. However, the outpouring of support globally and resilience of residents provides assurance that the Island will recover”.

The BVI Government is also committed to restoration of resources in the financial services sector. Premier Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith, OBE, released a statement saying that, BVI Financial Services Commission, which houses other services such as the corporate registry, survived and were able to reopen the online company registration portal, VIRRGIN, to full functionality.

For further information on the situation and ways you can help, please visit the UK Government website.


Robert J.D. Briant
Partner, Head of BVI Corporate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1100

Mark J. Forte
Partner, Head of BVI Litigation & Restructuring and Office

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1113

Anton Goldstein

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1119

Richard G. Evans

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1115

Jerry D. Samuel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1116

Tameka Davis

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1120

Audrey M. Robertson

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1111

Cora S. Miller

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7786

Eric Flaye

London   +44 (0)207 562 0341

Matthew Brown

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1121

Andrew Swapp
Corporate Manager

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1141

Robert Lindley
Partner, Head of Cayman & BVI Private Client & Trust

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7360


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