ABOUT THE EVENT | BUSINESS BVI LONDON FORUM
This first of its kind BVI specific forum convened by Business BVI, is a key component of a broad counter narrative strategy by the magazine, designed to foster a wider discussion of the vital role the jurisdiction plays in facilitating cross border trade and the global economy.
The forum brings together key leaders and influencers from both the public and private sector to present, debate and discuss some of the most important and forward leaning developments in the BVI global business sector. During the day, forum presenters will update the London financial and legal community, BVI focused practitioners and other corporates on current developments in the jurisdiction including: the BVI Government’s strategic plan and road map for the sector, the BVI Commercial Court, new products, legislation, new global brand positioning for the jurisdiction and new initiatives in ship and aircraft registration and much more.
Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN
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Justice Barry Leon, High Court of the Virgin Islands (Commercial Division), Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
Justice Barry Leon is the High Court Judge (Commercial Division), Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, in the Territory of the Virgin Islands.
Edward Bannister QC, Former Judge Commercial Court - BVI
Mr. Bannister was appointed as a Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on 1 April 2009 with the title of Commercial Court Judge.
Peter Tarn, Chairman, Harneys
Peter Tarn is London Managing Partner and Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Phillip Kite, Partner, Harneys
Phillip Kite is Global Head of Litigation and Insolvency and specialises in large scale commercial litigation and contentious insolvency matters.
Hussein Haeri, Partner, Withers LLP, London
Hussein Haeri is a partner at Withers LLP in London and a specialist in international arbitration...
Eleni Polycarpou, Special Counsel and Head of Arbitration, Withers LLP, London
Eleni is Special Counsel in the Commercial Litigation department and Head of Arbitration.
Richard Hay, Head of the International Private Banking and Financial Regulation Practice, Stikeman Elliott, London
Richard Hay is a tax partner and the head of the international private banking and financial regulation practice in the London office...
Heidi de Vries, Partner, Maples
Heidi is a partner in the Investment Funds group and specialises in the structuring, formation and ongoing maintenance of offshore investment funds...
Vernon Flynn QC, Essex Court Chambers, London
Vernon Flynn QC has been practising in international arbitration for 25 years.
Charles Balmain, Partner, White & Case, London
Charles is a partner in the Firm's Global Commercial Litigation Practice.
Dawn Smith, General Counsel of the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission
Dawn J. Smith is General Counsel of the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission and a member of the Focus Group established...
Tony Pursall, Partner, Maples
Tony practises both British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law.
Benito Wheatley, Director & UK/EU Representative, BVI London Office, British Virgin Islands Government
Benito Wheatley is the Director of the BVI London Office and British Virgin Islands (BVI) Government Representative to the United Kingdom and European Union.