Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ms. Dawn Smith Confirmed as New Director, Legal and Enforcement

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission published press release where confirmed the appointment of the new General Counsel/Director, Legal and Enforcement. Ms. Dawn Smith replaced Ms. Jacqueline Wilson in this post with effect from 2 January, 2013.

As General Counsel/Director, Legal and Enforcement, Ms. Smith will be responsible for providing legal service to the Commission in relation to the Financial Services Commission Act, 2001 and other financial services legislation. Also, she will be an advisor on enforcement actions and court proceedings in which the FSC is involved, co-ordinate and execute requests for assistance received from foreign regulatory authorities. Ms. Smith will also serve as the FSC’s representative on many regional financial services committees and working groups

Before her tenure the the BVI FSC, Ms. Smith was engaged as an associate lawyer at Conyers, Dill and Pearman; she also served as Director of the BVI’s London Office, and as an associate lawyer at the former O’Neal Webster O’Neal Myers Fletcher and Gordon. Ms. Smith is a member of the BVI Bar Association, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a founding member and currently serves as Chairperson of the BVI Chapter of the Caribbean Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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