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Carey Olsen

RODUS BUILDING, ROAD REEF MARINA, PO BOX 3093, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Tel:
Work +1 284 394 4030
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com

Elizabeth Killeen

Tel:
Work +1 284 394 4022
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com
Carey Olsen

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.

Member

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


British Virgin Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Real estate finance is a key sector for Carey Olsen's BVI finance practice. The team advised Advanced Idea Holdings on the financing of London's 70 Gracechurch Street. Counsels Elizabeth Killeen and Sharon Mungall are experienced advisers, while Clinton Hempel, who divides his time between South Africa and the BVI, is the BVI practice group managing partner.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Next generation lawyers

Elizabeth Killeen - Carey Olsen

Within: Corporate and commercial

Carey Olsen's 'unique' BVI corporate practice is 'truly innovative in its approach and commercial in its outlook' and is 'great to work with' thanks to 'a diverse range of expertise and knowledge' in the 'highly personable' team; it is regularly involved in international M&A involving the BVI as a jurisdiction, and it has a strong reputation for advising BVI-registered clients listed on the London Stock Exchange and other exchanges. The 'vastly experienced' Clinton Hempel splits his time between South Africa and the BVI. Elizabeth Killeen and Sharon Mungall are highly regarded counsels; Killeen 'always goes the extra mile for clients' and 'always looks for effective solutions', and Mungall has 'second-to-none corporate knowledge'.

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