Speakers

Adenike M. SicardPartner, Head of Corporate and Commercial, HPA Lawyers

Adenike M. Sicard has been practising law for almost 15 years in the British Virgin Islands, and is a partner and head of the Corporate and Commercial Department of HPA Lawyers. Adenike specialises in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including corporate restructuring, advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. She also has extensive legal experience in banking and finance, investment funds and regulatory law. She has prepared expert legal opinion on BVI corporate law to High Court proceedings in London. She regularly advises on compliance issues and the Anti Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Laws and Regulations in the BVI. Adenike has also advised and assisted several BVI Companies in relation to listings on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Adenike holds the position of Legal Chair of the BVI Association of Compliance Officers. She is a Member of the BVI Bar Association and served as a member of its Legal Education Committee in 2008.

She was an Event Speaker at the BVI FSC and CFATF - Joint Compliance Conference in 2013.

Adenike got involved, participated and completed the Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration conducted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the BVI two years ago. She has advised on arbitration issues involving BVI companies.

Adenike is a Notary Public and Commissioner of Oaths in and for the British Virgin Islands.

She is also the founder of a local charity, Race For Charity, which organises 5k races (runs/walks) the proceeds of which are donated to charities.

Practice Areas
Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Trusts
Investment Funds
Conveyancing/Real Property

Admissions
British Virgin Islands (2000)
Jamaica (2000)
Anguilla (2005)

Professional Background
HPA Lawyers, Partner
Simonette Lewis, Senior Associate
Harney Westwood & Riegels, Associate

Getting here

Maria's by the Sea

Located in the heart of Road Town, Maria’s by the Sea is perfectly situated on the shore of Road Harbour thus taking advantage of the convenience of being in town while enjoying some of the best views of the harbour and Sir Francis Drakes Channel.

P.O. Box 2364 - Road Town
Tortola, British Virgin Islands VG1110

Diamond Sponsor

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Sponsors

BVI Finance The BVI Beacon The BVI International Arbitration Centre HARNEYS

Supporting Organizations

BVI Finance The International Journal of Commercial and Treaty Arbitration Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Canada International Chamber of Commercen The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)