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COMMERCE HOUSE, WICKHAMS CAY 1, PO BOX 3140, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VG1110, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Tel:
Work +1 284 852 1000
Email:
Web:
www.conyers.com
Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Tortola

Richard Evans

Tel:
Work +1 284 852 1115
Email:
Web:
www.conyers.com/people/view/richard-g-evans/
Conyers

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Richard practices commercial and insolvency litigation, including shareholder disputes, asset tracing/fraud. Having over 20 years advocacy experience, Richard appears both at first instance and in the Court of Appeal. He acts in the majority of BVI’s leading disputes, including those giving rise to jurisdictional issues. He is experienced in obtaining/ enforcing urgent interim relief, and regularly works with international legal teams on emergency and cross border relief.

Languages

English

Member

  • Member, BVI Commercial Court Users' Committee
  • Overseas member, Chancery Bar Association (specialist bar association for leading chancery practitioners, England)
  • Member, BVI Bar Association
  • Committee member, BVI Bar Association Insolvency Committee
  • Member, Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI)
  • Honorary member, Combar (Commercial Bar Association, England)
  • INSOL

Education

  • Inns of Court School of Law (London), Bar Vocational Court (1993)
  • University of Leeds, (LLB), first class (1992)


British Virgin Islands

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Evans - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Within: Dispute resolution

Conyers Dill & Pearman is frequently involved in international litigation work in the BVI, and has acted on many of the reported cases before both the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal. Highlights included acting for KMG International in enforcing a high-value arbitration award, by tracing and taking steps to recover allegedly stripped assets; and advising Renaissance Ventures in a claim and counterclaim surrounding the ownership of approximately 33 per cent of Comodo Holdings and counter-allegations of dishonesty. BVI office litigation and restructuring head Mark Forte specialises in complex cross-border litigation and contentious cross-border insolvency, and is recognised for his emergency interim relief work and considerable insolvency experience; Richard Evans is particularly focused on shareholder disputes, particularly Asia-sourced matters, and contentious insolvency. Also highly rated are Jerry Samuel and counsel Tameka Davis, while the associates to note are Matthew Brown, Lauren Peaty and Alecia Johns, who joined from Guildhall Chambers, Withers LLP and O'Neal Webster, respectively.

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