British Virgin Islands Lawyers

Practising only British Virgin Islands law from offices in the British Virgin Islands. 

About ABVI Law

ABVI Law is a leading law firm advising financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, companies, partnerships, trust companies, registered agents, government entities and private clients on the laws of the British Virgin Islands – with a particular emphasis of litigation, real estate, and property development.

Our expertise is in the practice of the laws of the British Virgin Islands.  The firm operates from offices in the British Virgin Islands, and our lawyers exclusively practice British Virgin Islands law.  ABVI Law knows British Virgin Islands law and does not purport to advise on the laws of multiple jurisdictions.

Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution – Litigation and Arbitration

The firm is recognised for its expertise in both international and domestic disputes.

BVI Real Estate and Development

The firm has good relationships with architects, engineers, construction companies, real estate agents, quantity surveyors and other involved in real estate development in the British Virgin Islands.

BVI Evidence Expert

Michael J Fay QC is internationally recognised as an expert, and is regularly asked to provide expert evidence on the laws of the British Virgin Islands.

Michael J Fay, QC

  • Queens Counsel
  • Deputy Judge of the Court of Appeal
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Judicial Referee

    Michael is a partner at ABVI Law, and has practised law in the BVI since 1996.  

    His legal practice covers (i) dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration), shareholder disputes, corporate law, insolvency, trusts, commercial, and civil actions to recover the proceeds of fraud, and (ii) real estate and development work.

    Michael routinely works with law firms, insolvency practitioners, banks and fiduciary service providers with respect to multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes.  

    He is regularly retained as an expert to provide evidence of BVI law for use in foreign legal and arbitration proceedings.

    He sits as an arbitrator, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

    TESTIMONIALS in the Law Directories

    A seasoned practitioner who has been based in the BVI for more than two decades. He handles an array of high-value cases, including those relating to BVI trusts and investment funds, “Responsive and helpful”“knows his way around company law”, & “provides confidence-inspiring advice.”

    Chambers 2021, Legal Driectory

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