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Andrew read law at New College, Oxford before completing an LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law at University College, London (UCL). He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2004 by Lincolns Inn before undertaking pupillage at a commercial Chambers in Grays Inn.
He was called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin `Islands) in 2013 and has been a Part II Advocate (Full Rights of Audience) at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) since 2013.
Andrew's practice for the past ten years has focused on Offshore Commercial Law and to that end he has worked on matters from the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Anguilla and most prominently the British Virgin Islands.
He is a past Treasurer of the BVI Bar Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.
Michael is one of the leading lawyers in the Bahamas and heads up Emery Cooke's Bahamian practice.
Between 1985 and 2010 he was Senior Partner and Head of Litigation of one of the leading law firms of the Bahamas before leaving to set up his own practice.
He is an advisor to the Government of the Bahamas and is the current Chairman of the Hotel Corporation of the Bahamas. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Grays Inn) in 1976 and admitted as Counsel and Attorney of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in the same year.
He was admitted to practice at the Bar of the Cayman Islands for the purpose of the BCCI Litigation and has extensive practice in the Court of Appeal of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
With expertise ranging from Banking and Commercial matters, Shipping and Admiralty, Trust Law and Insolvency as well as providing consultation and advice to Governmental Ministers and Agencies, Michael is able to provide legal advice across a broad range of commercial matters.
Christopher is one of the most senior lawyers in the British Virgin Islands having been a Founding Partner of Harneys (originally Harney, Westwood & Lloyd).
After leaving Harneys he was the Managing Partner of one of the leading law firms in the Channel Islands. He has extensive knowledge and experience of BVI Trust Law and indeed the Channel Islands, both in their formation and administration as well as contentious issues.
Owen was admitted in the BVI in 2012 and practised commercial litigation at a boutique BVI law firm working on some of the Islands' biggest ticket litigation following the collapse of Bernard Madoff's BLMIS fund in New York including the Fairfield Sentry SIPA claims and Mount Capital litigation.
During this time he has developed a broad range of commercial and insolvency litigation experience covering all aspects of issuing and defending claims in the BVI, contesting jurisdiction, making interim applications and applying for injunctive relief.
Most recently Owen has worked for one of Europe's biggest litigation funders, Augusta Ventures, in London and brings an innovative, highly commercial and pragmatic attitude to managing, funding and resolving high value complex litigation.
2003-2006 Law (Jurisprudence) BA (Hons) Trinity College, Oxford
2008-2010 Training Contract - Slaughter and May