Business BVI London Briefing


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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London Programme

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Speakers Presentations

Speaker Presentations


Volatility is the
new normal in
global business

Despite China’s recent troubles, the prospects for its entrepreneurial private sector remain bright, says Vijay Vaitheeswaran

Despite China’s recent troubles,
the prospects for its entrepreneurial
private sector remain bright,
says Vijay Vaitheeswaran

Justice Barry Leon

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.

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Edward Bannister QC

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.

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Edward Bannister QC

Peter Tarn, Chairman, Harneys

Peter Tarn is London Managing Partner and Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee.

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Phillip Kite

Phillip Kite, Partner, Harneys

Phillip Kite is Global Head of Litigation and Insolvency and specialises in large scale commercial litigation and contentious insolvency matters.

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Hussein Haeri

Hussein Haeri, Partner, Withers LLP, London

Hussein Haeri is a partner at Withers LLP in London and a specialist in international arbitration...

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Eleni Polycarpou

Eleni Polycarpou, Special Counsel and Head of Arbitration, Withers LLP, London

Eleni is Special Counsel in the Commercial Litigation department and Head of Arbitration.

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richard hay

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...

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Heidi de Vries

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...

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Vernon Flynn QC

Vernon Flynn QC, Essex Court Chambers, London

Vernon Flynn QC has been practising in international arbitration for 25 years.

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Charles Balmain

Charles Balmain, Partner, White & Case, London

Charles is a partner in the Firm's Global Commercial Litigation Practice.

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Dawn Smith

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...

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Tony Pursall

Tony Pursall, Partner, Maples

Tony practises both British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law.

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Benito Wheatley

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.

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