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 > Corporate and commercial

(Rising stars)

Elizabeth KilleenCarey Olsen

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.