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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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Ray Wearmouth

Tel:
Work +1 284 852 7364
Email:
Web:
www.ogier.com/people/ray-wearmouth
Ogier

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)

Member

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.


British Virgin Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Ray Wearmouth - Ogier

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Ogier consistently advises on large and complex BVI transactions, including high-value financings, global restructurings, bond issuances, debt capital markets matters and IPOs. Ray Wearmouth is the longstanding managing partner of the BVI office; in one of the most technical and complex advisory mandates of the year, Wearmouth led advice to Toys "R" Us on its high-value debt restructuring and US Chapter 11 proceedings. He also acted for HSBC in a financing package for Nord Anglia. Michael Killourhy's practice includes debt and equity capital markets work as well as structured finance.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Leading individuals

Ray Wearmouth - Ogier

Within: Corporate and commercial

Ogier was recently involved in a number of significant BVI deals. In a large public transaction, Ray Wearmouth, who has advised on many of the jurisdiction's most significant deals over the last 15 years, led advice to Suez on its acquisition of GE’s global water business, which included BVI-based assets. BVI corporate head Michael Killourhy acted for Pacific Special Acquisition, a Nasdaq-listed BVI company, on its merger with Borqs International Holding, a global product and technology provider. Senior associate Rebecca Clark is recommended for cross-border M&A. Managing associate Christian Burns-Di Lauro relocated to the firm's Jersey office.

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