Bedell Cristin's BVI team strengthened following further growth
10 February 2014
Erica Mandryko, an experienced corporate and commercial specialist in BVI law, has been appointed to strengthen the BVI team.
Based in our office in Tortola, Erica has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and capital markets activity. Erica joined Bedell Cristin from Harneys in the BVI where she was a senior associate for more than five years. Prior to that she was in house corporate counsel with the BGC/Cantor Fitzgerald group of companies and spent several years in the London office of Eversheds LLP.
To further bolster the depth of experience available to clients, Nancy Chien, a senior associate in the Jersey office and member of our trust and private client team, has qualified as a BVI lawyer. Nancy, a native Mandarin speaker, who was previously a senior associate at Ashurst in London, has wide ranging experience in advising on trust related structures. She was credited as one of the ‘Top 35 Under 35’ by Private Client Practitioner magazine in 2013 and recognised in the Citywealth 2013 Jersey Future Leaders List.
The BVI team, which operates from offices in Tortola, Jersey and Singapore advises on all aspects of BVI law including mainstream corporate finance work, joint ventures, listings, banking, funds, capital markets, sale and purchase transactions and private client asset holding structures.
Simon Pascoe, Partner and Head of the Firm’s BVI practice in Jersey, commented:
‘The provision of high quality advice in the corporate finance area is key to the growth of our BVI team and Erica's experience will add to the substance of our practice and prove invaluable to our clients.'
Stephen Adams, Partner in the office in Singapore, added:
'At a time when we continue to receive more and more enquiries on trust and private client related matters the addition of Nancy to the BVI team is a tremendous bonus.'