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Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds

British Virgin Islands

2 Years Ranked


Provided by Christopher Simpson


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Christopher Simpson's practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, banking and finance, investment funds, regulatory, digital assets, and other fintech matters. He leads the firm's corporate department and advises a client base of leading financial institutions, corporations and law firms on all aspects of corporate finance, including joint ventures, initial public offerings, private placements, mergers, arrangements, corporate restructuring, bilateral and syndicated loans, bond issues, property financing, project finance, special purpose vehicles, and investment funds, including crypto funds, and general aspects of corporate law.


Christopher is regularly instructed by clients on high-value corporate, banking and investment fund transactions. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in numerous IPOs, including on AIM, TSX, NASDAQ, SGX and the LSE. He has also been involved in groundbreaking deals, including one of the first-ever court-approved corporate arrangement schemes in the BVI and one of the largest single-asset real estate financings in China.


Guide to BVI Virtual Assets Service Providers Act, 2022.

Judgment of the European Court of Justice Justifies BVI’s Approach to Beneficial Ownership Registers.

Important Amendments to the BVI Business Companies Act Take Effect on January 1, 2023.

The Importance of BVI Legal Opinions – A Practical Perspective.

BVI Approved Fund Managers and Their Ongoing Obligations.

BVI Companies and Their Registered Agents: A critical relationship.

Investment Fund Managers “Brexit” to the BVI.

Work Highlights

Notable deals:

Acted as BVI counsel to Masplay, S.A. and its wholly owned subsidiary Equinox Los Andes SPA on its multimillion-dollar acquisition of Nike de Chile.

Acted as BVI counsel to Fredonia Management Limited in relation to its three-cornered statutory merger under BVI law with Fredonia Mining Corp., a BVI incorporated subsidiary of Fredonia Mining Inc. (formerly Richmond Road Capital Corp.), in a Qualifying Transaction in accordance with Toronto Venture Exchange Guidelines.

Acted for The Bank of Nova Scotia, a leading bank in Canada and leading financial services provider in the Americas, on the sale of its British Virgin Islands operations to Republic Financial Holdings Limited for just over US$100 million.

Advised on a JPY 3.8 billion British Virgin Islands corporate plan of arrangement approved by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands). This represents one of only a handful of such arrangements ever approved in the BVI.

Acted as BVI counsel to FBN Capital in a US $315 million financing for the acquisition of a majority interest in one of the largest power generating stations in Nigeria.

Acted as BVI Counsel to Luminex Corporation in its US $50 million acquisition of molecular diagnostics firm GenturaDX and its subsequent restructuring. That deal was awarded an M&A Deal of the Year Award by M&A Advisor.

Acted as BVI counsel to Mercantil Colpatria, S.A. in connection with its sale to The Bank of Nova Scotia of a 51% stake in Banco Colpatria, one of Colombia’s leading banks. The deal was valued at about US $1 billion.

Acted as BVI counsel to Taylor Wimpey PLC in connection with its reorganization following its sale of Scottsdale home builder, Taylor Morrison and its Canadian sister company, Monarch Homes to a consortium of investment funds for US $1.15 billion.

Acted as BVI counsel to Prime Glory Management Limited on its sale of a residential property in Hong Kong in one of the most expensive residential areas in the world for HK $280,000,000. The property was sold to China LWM Property Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sino-Tech International Holdings Limited (a company listed on the HKSE). The transaction was a disclosable transaction under the Hong Kong Listing Rules.


University of the West Indies

LLB (Hons)


Norman Manley Law School

Certificate of Legal Education (Merit)


University of London

LL.M. (Hons)



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