Ray Wearmouth > Ogier > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Lawyer Profile

Ogier
RITTER HOUSE, WICKHAMS CAY II
PO BOX 3170, ROAD TOWN
TORTOLA VG1110
British Virgin Islands

Work Department

Partner Dispute Resolution

Position

Ray is recognised by the leading legal directories as being one of the leading corporate and finance lawyers in the sphere of BVI law. He has advised on many of the jurisdiction’s most prominent transactions over the last 15 years.

 

In addition to his transactional practice Ray also provides expert evidence on BVI law to overseas courts and tribunals in international disputes.

 

Ray is the Practice Partner of the BVI office.

Career

 

Prior to joining Ogier in 2009, Ray was a partner of another leading BVI law firm for several years and had opened its Hong Kong office. Ray previously worked for Ogier in Jersey and prior to that DLA in England.

 

He has been actively involved in, and has advised the BVI government upon, several key pieces of BVI legislation and financial services initiatives, including in relation to international matters.

 

Ray is a Notary Public of the British Virgin Islands.

 

 

Admitted in:

2005 – Foreign Registered Lawyer, Hong Kong

2002 – British Virgin Islands

1994 – England and Wales (non practising)

Memberships

Ray is a member of the Company Law Review Advisory Committee and was heavily involved in the drafting of the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004.

Education

Ray studied Law at the University of Newcastle.

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

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Ogier

Ogier attracts praise for its expertise in banking and finance matters and is also recognised for its equity capital markets (ECM) work and assistance with complex financial reorganisations and reconstructions. Ray Wearmouth handles complex and high-profile transactions, and Michael Killourhy is particularly noted for ECM work. At managing associate level, Rebecca Clark regularly advises on fund, property and asset financings, and Christian Burns-Di Lauro, who divides his time between the BVI and Jersey, assists a wide range of financial institutions and companies with banking and finance deals.

British Virgin Islands > Corporate and commercial

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Ogier

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Ogier

Ray Wearmouth



Ogier

At OgierRay Wearmouth has led many of the BVI’s most complex and high-profile transactions, and BVI corporate head Michael Killourhy regularly advises on public and private M&A, and complex corporate reorganisations. Killourhy is also highly regarded for his expertise in the use of BVI companies as listed special purpose acquisition companies. Wearmouth and Killourhy recently advised hypermarket chain Lenta on its takeover by Severgroup. Managing associate Rebecca Clark is experienced in multi-jurisdictional M&A deals.