Jude Hodge > Carey Olsen > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen
RODUS BUILDING
ROAD REEF MARINA, PO BOX 3093
ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA
British Virgin Islands
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Work Department

Corporate, Investment Funds, Banking and Finance

Position

Jude is Counsel in Carey Olsen’s corporate practice based in the British Virgin Islands.

Jude specialises in advising clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with particular expertise in banking and finance, real estate, voluntary liquidations, investment funds, corporate due diligence, continuations, group reorganisations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Career

Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Jude worked in the corporate and finance teams at other leading offshore firms in the BVI and the Channel Islands.

Jude was admitted to practice in England and Wales in 2008 (non-practising) and the BVI in 2009 and currently serves as a member of the BVI General Legal Council and as treasurer of the BVI Bar Association (where she previously held the positions of treasurer and first vice president between 2013 and 2017 respectively).

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Carey Olsen is equally adept at advising both borrowers and lenders on a strong mix of asset finance, real estate finance, and refinancing transactions. Debt restructurings are also a key workflow for the team. In addition to serving as the BVI managing partner, Clinton Hempel is a seasoned financing lawyer who regularly advises on debt refinancings, security enforcements, and funding rounds, often involving multiple jurisdictions. Elizabeth Killeen routinely works with trust companies, fintech entities, and financial institutions on both regulatory and transactional matters, ranging from share capital deals to loan facility approvals. Counsel Jude Hodge’s far-reaching knowledge notably encompasses economic substance, data protection and digital asset regulation advice. At the senior associate level, Katrina Lindsay specialises in real estate and acquisition financings, refinancing transactions and convertible note issuances for start-up companies.

British Virgin Islands > Regulatory and compliance

Numerous leading trust companies, funds and corporate clients turn to Carey Olsen’s cross-practice team for its wide-ranging regulatory capabilities, including economic substance compliance and virtual asset legislation. Jointly chaired by Elizabeth Killeen and Clinton Hempel (who divides his time between South Africa and the BVI), the team handles the regulatory aspects associated with a steady stream of fund launches, incorporations, corporate reorganisations and financing transactions. Counsel Jude Hodge’s financial services expertise makes her a key port of call for various leading arrangers, financial institutions and investment managers.

British Virgin Islands > Corporate and commercial

Working both interdepartmentally and in collaboration with the firm’s international network, the ‘responsive, helpful and creative‘ team at Carey Olsen works with numerous clients – both local and foreign – on high-value, cross-border transactions and commercial reviews. The practice is headed up by Clinton Hempel, a longstanding figure in the BVI whose wide-ranging knowledge encompasses multi-jurisdictional restructurings and regulatory compliance issues. Following her promotion to partner in July 2021, Elizabeth Killeen has maintained a broad focus that includes advising multinational corporations on corporate restructurings and high-net-worth-individuals on lucrative real estate transactions. Counsel Jude Hodge is a highly experienced financial services specialist whose corporate practice sees her advising on corporate restructurings, M&A, and corporate due diligence, and ‘extremely responsive‘ senior associate Katrina Lindsay works with both large organisations and start-ups on cross-border deals.