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The Honourable Mr Justice Davis-White QC appointed as BVI
Commercial Court Judge
Harneys is pleased to report the appointment of Malcom
Davis-White QC as a Commercial Court Judge for the Michaelmas Term
2016. He is a leading silk with wide ranging commercial experience
in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
The Honourable Mr Justice Davis-White QC [Ag.] has extensive
experience of company and commercial litigation including
shareholder disputes, fraud, asset recovery, insolvency and
corporate restructuring. He has sat as a Deputy High Court Judge in
the Chancery Division of the English High Court since 2013.
Andrew Thorp, head of Harneys' BVI Litigation practice,
commented: "We welcome the increased legal capacity of
these appointments, given the BVI Commercial Court's judicial
depth and ability to deal with complex cases efficiently and
The firm is also pleased to report the further assignment of The
Hon. Mr Justice Walbank [Ag.] to the BVI Commercial Court, as
Commercial Court Judge, from 16 September-16 December 2016. Coupled
with the above appointment, the BVI Court will now have 3
Commercial Court Judges in the Michaelmas term.
The BVI Commercial Court is a division of the Eastern Caribbean
Supreme Court and specialises in cross-border and high value
commercial, company, trusts and insolvency law matters. Since
opening in May 2009, the volume of commercial litigation and
insolvency has increased in the BVI. The Court has dealt with
numerous cases since its inception and continues to play an
important role in the BVI's financial services sector.
Harneys' BVI litigation practice has acted on the majority
of all large scale commercial dispute and insolvency cases before
the BVI Commercial Court. The firm's global litigation practice
also comprises teams in Bermuda, Cayman, London, Hong Kong and
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