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Conyers

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

Mark Forte

Tel:
Work +1 284 852 1113
Email:
Web:
www.conyers.com/people/view/mark-j-forte/
Conyers Dill & Pearman

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner, Head of BVI Litigation & Restructuring and Office

Career

Mark is the Head of BVI Litigation & Restructuring and the BVI Office and his practice focuses on cross-border litigation of a commercial and company nature, along with all aspects of international insolvency. Mark is regularly retained to assist leading international firms, institutions and governments in fraud and asset tracing claims. He is particularly noted for his work on all aspects of emergency interim relief relating to commercial and insolvency disputes. An experienced panel speaker at COMBAR (UK) as well as at INSOL, Mark is also a former member of the editorial board of INSOL World.

Languages

English

Member

  • Member, RISA local insolvency professionals association
  • Honorary member, COMBAR (North American Group)
  • Member, Chancery Bar Association
  • Regional Chair (Caribbean offshore) for the INSOL International Channel Islands Seminar 2014

Education

  • Inns of Court School of Law, London
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, LLB (Hons), England


British Virgin Islands

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Forte - Conyers

Within: Dispute resolution

Conyers 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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