Brian Lacy

Partner British Virgin Islands
Giving sound and realistic advice, while fiercely fighting his client’s corner and finding creative solutions to advance its interests Legal 500 Caribbean, 2017

Overview

Brian is the Head of Dispute Resolution in the BVI. He is a commercial litigation barrister, with considerable experience of civil fraud, insolvency and trust disputes. He has been involved in many of the most significant cases in the British Virgin Islands in recent years and regularly appears as an advocate in the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal.
  • Background

    Brian has particular expertise in BVI insolvency law, especially in the context of civil fraud disputes and international asset tracing. His cases often involve the obtaining or opposing of interim injunctive relief or the appointment of liquidators and he is a director of Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI) Limited, the BVI chapter of INSOL.

    Brian's BVI law expertise also extends across the full range of Virgin Islands company and shareholder disputes and he successfully represented Microsoft in the first derivative permission claim to be considered by the ECSC Court of Appeal.  

    Brian joined Ogier as a Partner in 2015. He was previously a barrister with another leading firm in the BVI and before that he was a member of Littleton Chambers, Inner Temple, London. While at Littleton he was junior counsel for the successful respondents in the seminal 6 day Court of Appeal hearing of Dadourian Group International Inc v Simms & Others [2009] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 601, concerning worldwide freezing orders; the strike out an appeal for abuse of process/fraud on the Court; causation in the case of deceit; and the status of previous arbitration findings.

     

    Admitted as a barrister in:

    2012 - British Virgin Islands

    2006 – England & Wales (non-practising)

     

    Publications

    Co-author of the BVI chapter of The Arbitration Review of the Americas, 2015.

    Co-author of the BVI chapter of The Dispute Resolution Review, 7th ed., 2014.

    Co-author of the BVI chapter of The Arbitration Review of the Americas, 2014.

    Co-author of Security for Costs and other Court Ordered Security, Jordans, 2010.

    Contributor to Restrictive Covenants and Confidential Information, Brearly & Bloch, Butterworths, 3rd ed., 2009.

     

    Memberships

    RISA (BVI INSOL Chapter)

    British Virgin Islands Bar Association

    British Russian Law Association

    British Ukrainian Law Association

    British Kazakh Law Association

    Hon. Society of Lincoln’s Inn (Scholarships: Lord Brougham; Harwicke; and Kennedy)

    Chancery Bar Association

     

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  • Recognition

    Giving sound and realistic advice, while fiercely fighting his client’s corner and finding creative solutions to advance its interests Legal 500 Caribbean, 2017
    Extremely well prepared, knowledgeable and very creative Chambers Global 2017
    Client-focused, practical and efficient lawyer Chambers Global 2017
    A very strong advocate Chambers Global 2017
    A delight to work with, knowledgeable and excellent at managing client expectations Legal 500, Caribbean, 2017
    Brian Lacy benefits from a strong background in insolvency, civil fraud and asset tracing, and is singled out by clients, who say: 'He is on top of the details and has an instinctive feel of what works well' Chambers and Partners Global 2015
    Recommended Legal 500, Caribbean, 2014 and 2016 - BVI Dispute Resolution