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COMMERCE HOUSE, WICKHAMS CAY 1, PO BOX 3140, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VG1110, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Tortola

Alecia Johns

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Work +1 284 852 1117
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www.conyers.com/people/view/alecia-johns/
Conyers

Work Department

Litigation & Restructuring

Position

Associate

Career

Alecia Johns is an associate in the Litigation and Restructuring Department of Conyers Dill & Pearman in the British Virgin Islands. Alecia’s practice covers a wide range of commercial and civil litigation matters including insolvency proceedings, shareholder disputes, and trust and estate litigation.

Prior to joining Conyers, Alecia practiced in the BVI for two years and appeared frequently as lead or junior counsel in a number of civil and commercial matters before the High Court, Commercial Court and Court of Appeal. Her practice included insolvency law, judicial review cases, professional negligence and trust litigation.

Alecia has been invited to speak at a number of academic and practitioner based conferences including the STEP Caribbean Conference and the American Society of Comparative Law Conference.

Languages

English

Education

  • University of Oxford: BCL (2011); M Phil, Law (2012); D Phil, Law (2015)
  • Norman Manley Law School: Certificate of Legal Education, 2010 (Valedictorian, Top of the Class)
  • The University of the West Indies: LL.B., 2008 – First Class Honours (Top of the Class)
  • Awards & Scholarships: Rhodes Scholarship, Bruce Baker Prize for top marks in Civil Procedure (NMLS), Arthur Scholefield Prize for top marks in Law of Succession (NMLS), Time Kendal QC Memorial Prize in the Law of Contract (UWI)


British Virgin Islands

Dispute resolution

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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