Elizabeth Killeen > 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

Position

Elizabeth is counsel in the corporate practice of Carey Olsen and specialises in British Virgin Islands (BVI) law. Elizabeth has a broad range of experience in corporate, commercial and financial transactions. She also advises clients on structuring, forming and maintaining regulated investment funds as well as regulatory compliance in the BVI.

Elizabeth advises on cross-border debt and equity financing, joint venture arrangements, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, aircraft and other asset financing, continuations in and out of the BVI, corporate governance, corporate reorganisations, directors’ duties and voluntary liquidations.

Career

Elizabeth began her career at Dentons (in London) before moving to the British Virgin Islands in 2008 to work for Maples and Calder. Before joining Carey Olsen’s BVI office in March 2014, Elizabeth worked in-house for TMF Group.

Elizabeth moved to Singapore when Carey Olsen’s Singapore office opened in October 2015 and returned to the British Virgin Islands office in 2017.

Elizabeth was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2006 (now non-practising) and as a solicitor in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI) in 2008.

Memberships

Served two terms on the Executive Committee of the BVI Association of Registered Agents

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Acting for a mixture of financial institutions, corporates, borrower groups and investment managers, Carey Olsen derives strength from its expertise in real estate finance transactions, specifically those with significant UK dimensions. Managing partner Clinton Hempel , who divides his time between the firm’s South Africa and BVI offices, also handles refinancing mandates and secured facility matters. Providing assistance on the most complex transactions are senior associate Katrina Lindsay  and Elizabeth Killeen , the latter of whom was promoted to partner in July 2021.

British Virgin Islands > Corporate and commercial

(Next Generation Partners)

Elizabeth KilleenCarey Olsen

Noted for its ‘deep knowledge’ and ‘engaging and committed’ approach, Carey Olsen’s corporate practice is underpinned by complex cross-border M&A work. Managing partner Clinton Hempel , who divides his time between the firm’s South Africa and BVI offices, also advises on corporate restructurings and corporate governance issues, among other strands of work. Providing assistance on the most complex transactions are senior associate Katrina Lindsay  and Elizabeth Killeen , who was promoted to partner in July 2021.

British Virgin Islands > Regulatory and compliance

(Next Generation Partners)

Elizabeth Killeen  – Carey Olsen

Led by Clinton Hempel , who divides his time between South Africa and the BVI, the regulatory and compliance group at Carey Olsen encompasses the full gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters. It is particularly active in assisting trust companies with economic substance and anti-money laundering obligations, as well as the registration and de-registration of the variety of investment funds that are subject to regulation. Promoted to partner in July 2021, Elizabeth Killeen advises a range of regulated entities on regulatory and reporting requirements, particularly in relation to economic substance.