Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Director of BVI European Office Returns to Conyers Dill & Pearman

Practicing lawyer Dawn Smith, which was appointed as the Director of the BVI London Office, has returned to the British Virgin Islands to rejoin the offshore law firm of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Before her appointment in August 2006, she was engaged in Conyers Dill as an associate attorney specialising in advising clients on the issues of commercial litigation and corporate law.

Dawn Smith graduated from Middlebury College, also she holds an LLB from the University of the West Indies in Barbados, a Certificate of Legal Education from Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica. She has the experience of work in various committees within the financial services industry.

In the post of Director of the BVI London Office, Smith served as the official representative of the British Virgin Islands in the UK and the whole European community, supporting the interests of the jurisdiction with various government agencies, departments, parliament and in diplomatic circles. In co-operation with the BVI International Finance Centre and Financial Services Commission, Dawn Smith worked on promotion of the jurisdiction's financial services industry.

According to press release issued by the Conyers Dill & Pearman, Dawn Smith was included into its BVI Litigation practice, along with Tameka Davis who specialises in commercial and corporate litigation and earlier worked with Anguilla law firm. Mark Forté, Head of Litigation in Conyers’ BVI office, in his comments on the new hires, noted that they have doubled their litigation team in BVI in the past months, and the return of Dawn Smith to the BVI legal community will add to the BVI high reputation in dispute resolutions.

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