The second major hire for Ogier in the last two months, the
appointment of Nicholas Burkill takes the firm's global
partnership to 52 – with Bertrand Geradin recently joining
Ogier's Luxembourg office as part of an ongoing expansion
across Ogier's eight jurisdictions.
Nicholas is a Solicitor Advocate and joins Ogier from the London
office of an international law firm where he headed the trial
department and co-chaired the firm's Anti-Corruption Practice
He is the founder of the Anti-Fraud Network, a global network of
professionals who specialise in recovering the proceeds of fraud,
and a former member of the English Civil Procedure Rule Committee
and Chancery Court Users Committee. He is a former committee
member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association.
Ogier Practice Partner in the BVI, Ray Wearmouth, said:
"Nick is a hugely experienced and highly regarded disputes
partner, and he is a welcome addition to our BVI and global
"In particular, his commercial disputes background - both
before the courts and in arbitration - and his track record in
asset recovery and in resolving corruption and dishonesty cases
–– complement our existing, high calibre
Head of Dispute Resolution in the BVI, Brian Lacy, said:
"It is nearly ten years since Nick and I were first against
each other in Court and it is wonderful now to be on the same
team. Nick's arrival adds a wealth of expertise to
Ogier's offering on the ground in the BVI."
Nicholas has been recognised in Chambers UK, Super Lawyers,
Legal 500 and International Who's Who of Asset Recovery
He has represented clients in numerous international disputes,
and has substantial experience of freezing and other orders
ancillary to fraud disputes, of shareholder disputes and breach of
confidence issues, and in the conduct of internal
Nicholas also advises clients on anti-corruption programmes in
compliance with international standards. He is a frequent
speaker on a range of topics arising from his experience.
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