Clinton Hempel > Carey Olsen > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate; Investment Funds; Regulatory; Trusts and Private Wealth

Position

Clinton is the managing partner of Carey Olsen’s British Virgin Islands practice group.

Clinton has practised law for over 20 years and has significant experience in advising financial institutions, public and private businesses, high net worth individuals and their onshore advisers on the laws of the British Virgin Islands.

He advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, financings and investment structures, including takeovers, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and public and private equity transactions. Clinton also advises on all aspects of BVI regulatory compliance and risk management.

Career

Before joining Carey Olsen, Clinton was the joint managing partner of another major BVI law firm. Prior to relocating to the BVI in 1999, Clinton was an associate lawyer in the corporate group of Allen & Overy in London. He is a member of the BVI’s Bar Association and the English Law Society and has served three terms on the Executive Council of the BVI of Registered Agents advising on new legislation in the BVI.

Clinton has worked with many of the world’s leading lawyers, bankers, private equity firms and accountants on cross-border joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and stock exchange listings.

Admitted as an attorney in South Africa, 1996. Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, 1997. Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), 1999.

Education

BA (History), University of Natal, South Africa; LLB, Rhodes University, South Africa; LLM (Corporate Law), Kings College, University of London, United Kingdom.

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Corporate and commercial

The BVI corporate practice at Carey Olsen is ‘responsive and commercial in its approach to all matters‘ and regularly handles significant international M&A mandates involving the BVI; the group is also particularly noted for its advice to BVI-registered clients that are listed on the London Stock Exchange and other exchanges. Clinton Hempel, who divides his time between South Africa and the BVI, is the managing partner of the BVI practice group. Counsels Elizabeth Killeen and Sharon Mungall are also highly regarded.

British Virgin Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Carey Olsen‘s BVI office is notably focused on real estate finance transactions, particularly relating to the UK market. The team is also recognised for its work advising BVI-registered clients listed on the London Stock Exchange and other exchanges. Clinton Hempel, who divides his time between South Africa and the BVI, is the managing partner of the BVI practice group. Elizabeth Killeen and Sharon Mungall are highly regarded counsels.