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Bedell Cristin makes senior appointments in the BVI

25 January 2021

Leading international law firm, Bedell Cristin, has strengthened its team in the BVI through the appointment of Owen Prew as a Senior Associate in its BVI office. His recruitment follows the recent promotion of Lisa Walmisley to Partner.

Owen, an English and BVI qualified solicitor advocate, specialises in commercial and insolvency litigation and is already an experienced legal practitioner in the BVI.

A graduate of Oxford University, he was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2010 after training at Slaughter & May in London. He subsequently spent five years at an offshore law firm in the BVI as a key part of their commercial and insolvency litigation team. He has also worked as an investment manager at one of the UK’s largest litigation fund managers.

Lisa is a UK barrister with 20 years’ experience. She joined the firm as Counsel in July 2019 and was appointed Partner in October 2020.

A BVI qualified lawyer, Lisa has extensive experience in cases involving insolvency, joint ventures, commercial litigation, commercial and company law as well as asset tracing and fraud work. As a leading litigator in the BVI, Lisa has advised on many of the largest value commercial disputes, with a key focus on insolvency issues.

Tim Pearce, Global Managing Partner at Bedell Cristin, commented:

‘The high calibre of our recent appointments in the BVI is an excellent platform for further growth of our business in the region. Lisa has already begun to play an important role in helping to grow our international business from our BVI office and I was delighted to welcome her to the partnership and now with the recruitment of Owen, we have further strengthened our capabilities in commercial litigation to meet growing client demands.’

Lisa added: 'I’m delighted to welcome Owen and together we are looking forward to further building our business in the BVI, working closely with colleagues including many BVI qualified lawyers in our other offices within the Bedell Cristin global network.’

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