Firm Profile > Campbells > Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Floor 4, Banco Popular Building
PO Box 4467, Road Town
Tortola VG-1110
British Virgin Islands

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Campbells 'provides practical, business-oriented advice' and acts in commercial and trusts litigation, insolvency and investment fund disputes; the group also has experience in cross-border liquidations, commercial fraud matters and corporate reorganisations. Recently promoted partner Brian Child has significant experience in complex international insolvencies, restructurings and security enforcement work, and Matthew Freeman is a well-regarded associate. Mo Haque QC left for Candey in London.

Practice head(s):

Guy Manning

Other key lawyers:


Brian Child is truly passionate about the practice of law – he gives 100% effort all the time because he enjoys what he does‘.

The team has strong insolvency experience and capabilities. Commercial and responsive at all times. High quality through out the team at every grade.

One of the smaller firms in the BVI, but punching above its weight – the addition to the team of Matt Freeman has given the firm a renewed vigour.

Brian Child is a strategic thinker, who is happy to roll up his sleeves and fight his client’s corner with gusto and flair.

Matt Freeman is a stellar performer with a vast knowledge of BVI law and practice.

Senior associate Chalotte Walker is industrious and creative, and conveys an infectious enthusiasm for her client’s case.

Brian Child is knowledgeable, authoritative, and always courteous and ethical.

Brian Child is a business partner as opposed to an indifferent advisor. Applies his knowledge of the law, practically to achieve results. Excellent to work with.

Key clients


Grant Thornton

ABC Grandeservus

Dreymoor Fertilizers Overseas PTE

Kalo Advisors


RH Restructuring

Gaz Du Cameroun



The firm

Campbells is a leading offshore law firm established in 1970. From their offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong they provide comprehensive corporate and litigation advice and services to clients worldwide in relation to Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law. The firm is regularly trusted to advise some of the most prominent names in finance, investment and insurance and is frequently involved in the largest and most complex transactions, disputes and insolvencies in both jurisdictions.

Campbells’ legal team is internationally recognised for their expertise by leading directories and trade publications and they are also proud to be actively involved in the development of legislation, sitting on critical government legislative committees. Campbells is also a member of the international legal networks Meritas and World Law Group.

Areas of practice

Arbitration & Mediation: Campbells is at the forefront of arbitration and mediation in both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. They have a number of attorneys with highly specialised international arbitration and mediation experience gained onshore in major arbitration and mediation centres.

Banking & Finance: Campbells has extensive experience advising on banking and structured finance transactions, including commercial syndicated lending, Islamic finance, export credit agency financing, structured leasing, trade finance, distressed debt, security enforcement, derivatives, securitisations and other structured products.

Blockchain & FinTech: Campbells’ Blockchain & FinTech practice is recognised as holding a leading position in the market. They have advised high profile and innovative international businesses in this space, including crypto exchanges, token issuers and investment funds.

Corporate & Commercial: Campbells has considerable experience in all areas of offshore corporate and commercial legal practice and has worked on some of the most important and innovative cross-border transactions undertaken. They have particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and joint venture structuring. The firm has been involved in listings on exchanges worldwide and is a Listing Agent for the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.

Insolvency & Restructuring: Campbells’ Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group is widely recognised as a market leader. They act for insolvency professionals, creditors, investors, directors and other professional service providers in connection with all aspects of the restructuring and winding up of companies, investment funds, limited partnerships and structured finance entities. They have wide experience of coordinating cross-border appointments, obtaining injunctions, assisting with gathering evidence and obtaining recognition and assistance from overseas courts.

Insurance: Campbells leads the market in both contentious and non-contentious insurance matters. Clients include the largest insurance carrier in the Caribbean, domestic and international insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates and Cayman Islands Government Agencies.

Investment Funds: Campbells works with leading onshore attorneys and investment managers globally, from emerging managers to established institutional managers; in addition to advising sponsors and investors. The firm advises on fund formation, seed capital arrangements and their subsequent investment cycle, and on the restructuring of investment fund structures. They have extensive expertise in fund establishment including master-feeder structures; multi-class funds; hybrid funds; segregated portfolio company structures; exempted limited partnership structures; and unit trusts. They have a reputation for being at the forefront of emerging issues and working with advisors in other jurisdictions to devise cutting-edge responses; and have in-depth experience advising on AIFMD and FATCA / CRS related matters.

Litigation: Campbells is well known for the strength of its litigation practice and regularly advises local and international clients on the most complex and high-value disputes in Cayman and the BVI. Clients include large international, financial and trading organisations, liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy of overseas and local entities, participants in investment and trust structures, and government agencies. They have particular expertise in investment funds disputes and the liquidation of investment funds and substantial experience of obtaining injunctions, assisting with gathering evidence and obtaining assistance from overseas courts. Litigators at the firm regularly appear before the Grand Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council.

Regulatory & Compliance: Headed by Alistair Walters (past president of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association), the firm’s Regulatory Practice Group advises financial institutions on local and overseas regulatory investigations, fraud and money laundering-related issues.

Shipping & Aviation: Campbells has a leading practice in matters relating to the acquisition, financing and registration of vessels and aircraft and has a well-established reputation fostered over several decades.

Trusts & Private Client: The firm regularly acts for participants in international trust structures in relation to disputes over trust assets or between trustees, protectors and beneficiaries. Recent cases have involved family trusts owning high-profile, publicly-recognised commercial assets.

Venture Capital & Private Equity: The firm has extensive experience advising at all stages in the life-cycle of private equity and venture capital funds from formation to investments made by such funds, including implementing the investment structures utilised upon acquisition of underlying investments, financing portfolio investments and listing and M&A transactions in respect of the disposition of portfolio investments.


Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate John Wolf +1 345 914 5856
Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Guy Manning +1 345 914 5868
Number of partners : 15
Number of fee earners : 45
World Law Group (WLG)