Robert Briant > Conyers > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Lawyer Profile

British Virgin Islands

Work Department



Robert is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Department in the British Virgin Islands.

He advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint venture companies and investment vehicles. Robert provides specialist advice to private equity and hedge funds, as well as advising on a broad range of financing transactions. Clients include Diageo, Burger King, the Virgin Group, Denham Capital, Morgan Stanley, Commerzbank and others.

Robert is an advisor to the BVI Government and a regular contributor to the media on matters of BVI law.


  • Member of the BVI SIBA Advisory Committee
  • Member of the BVI Joint Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Advisory Committee


  • Cambridge University, LLM, 1993
  • University of Toronto, LLB, 1988
  • McGill University, BA (Hons) Economics & Finance, 1985

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Under the leadership of ‘pragmatic solution providerRobert Briant, who is skilled in a wide range of financing transactions, Conyers’ team has an enviable track record in the full spectrum of banking, finance and capital market transactions in the BVI. In the capital markets sphere, the key strengths are notes issuances, private placements, share subscriptions and IPOs; Anton Goldstein , in particular, has a strong reputation regionally for his close involvement in many of the BVI’s largest and most complex IPO deals. Promoted to partner in April 2021 partly in recognition of her burgeoning finance capabilities, Audrey Robertson specialises in syndicated loans, refinancings and asset financing matters concerning commercial and private aircraft. Rachael Pape  and Nicholas Kuria, both of whom sit as counsel in the department, provide key supporting roles in corporate finance, capital markets, derivatives and securitisation matters.

British Virgin Islands > Investment funds

Praised as ‘commercial, responsive and uniformly high-quality‘, the team at Conyers advises large hedge fund companies and private equity houses on a wide range of matters. Robert Briant heads up the department, which handles an array of matters pertaining to fund formations, regulation and compliance issues, and restructuring, liquidation and fund wind-up mandates. Hailed as a ‘stellar lawyer’, Anton Goldstein is heavily involved in the establishment of an assortment of high-value BVI funds. Also adept in this space is Audrey Robertson, who was promoted to partner in April 2021.