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Withers

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 4British Virgin IslandsGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded onshore firm with a noted offshore dispute resolution and insolvency capability in the BVI. Assists with shareholder disputes, asset recovery and cross-border insolvency. Frequently mandated to advise high net worth private clients.

Strengths

"Withers BVI are extremely responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with," reported one commentator.

Another interviewee added: "The quality of their work is very high - all their lawyers are excellent."

Work highlights

Acted for two high net worth individuals on a dispute relating to the ownership of a BVI company.

Notable practitioners

Niki Olympitis heads the BVI office and has more than three decades' experience in multi-jurisdictional insolvency, asset tracing and shareholder disputes. "He is an extremely experienced and wise lawyer who thinks carefully of all tactical decisions and gives great value to clients in fast-paced disputes," remarked an interviewee.

Interviewees describe senior associate Sara-Jane Knock as an "incredibly hard-working" and "very efficient" practitioner. She maintains a strong reputation among her peers and advises on the full gamut of shareholder and insolvency litigation.

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British Virgin Islands

Dispute Resolution


Niki Olympitis
Band 4
Sara-Jane Knock
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