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RITTER HOUSE, WICKHAMS CAY II, PO BOX 3170, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA VG1110, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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Work +1 284 852 7300
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www.ogier.com

Nicholas Burkill

Tel:
Work +1 345 815 1748
Email:
Web:
www.ogier.com/people/nicholas-burkill
Ogier

Work Department

Partner Dispute Resolution

Position

Nick has vast experience representing clients in international disputes before the courts and in arbitrations.

Nick has significant expertise in civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and asset tracing cases that have usually involved interim freezing and disclosure orders. He has represented clients in obtaining these orders and in resisting them. He has acted in shareholder disputes, joint venture disputes, breach of confidence claims, the enforcement of post termination restrictive covenants and contractual disputes in a large number of sectors.

Nick has in addition developed significant expertise in the conduct of internal investigations and in corruption issues, including advising clients on the development of anti-corruption procedures designed to comply with international standards.

Career

Nick was a member of the English Civil Procedure Rule Committee and working parties responsible for the preparation of the English court’s rules detailing e-discovery requirements and is expert on the tensions involved in cross-border discovery.

Prior to joining Ogier in 2016, Nick was head of an international law firm's London Trial department and co-chair of that firm’s Anti-Corruption Practice Group.

Admitted in:

England & Wales (1987) Solicitor Advocate (civil) (non practising)

BVI (2016)

Member

Founder Anti-Fraud Network
Member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee 2002-2008
Member of the Chancery Court Users Guide 2011-2016
Committee member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association 2003-2012

Education

Nick studied Law at University of Cambridge and has since been admitted in England and Wales (1987) and BVI (2016).


British Virgin Islands

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Ogier 'provides consistently excellent client service'; the practice has a significant Russian, CIS and Far East client base and fields lawyers with particular expertise in insolvency-related disputes. The team acted for Essar Global Fund in resisting enforcement in the BVI of a New York confession judgement, marking the first time that the enforcement of such a judgement was sought in the BVI. BVI dispute resolution head Brian Lacy 'has everything at his fingertips and is incredibly knowledgeable', and Nicholas Burkill has significant expertise in civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and asset tracing cases that involve interim freezing and disclosure orders. Senior associate Nicholas Brookes 'will always go the extra mile for clients'. Managing associate Grant Carroll, who 'strikes up a huge rapport with clients', was hired from Walkers BVI.

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