Ewelina Clyde-Smith

Associate British Virgin Islands
Ewelina Clyde-Smith


Ewelina is a commercial litigator with a broad range of domestic and international experience. Her focus is on financial disputes, civil and commercial fraud, trust disputes and cross-border insolvency.

Areas of expertise

Laws practised

  • BVI law
  • Examples of work

  • Background

    Ewelina works within Ogier's Dispute Resolution Group and advises on complex and high-value commercial and financial disputes and insolvency cases including:

    • advising on substantive and procedural aspects of bringing or defending a claim and on appeal including cross-border aspects, and working closely with lawyers from other jurisdictions;
    • advising in relation to all forms of commercial (civil) litigation such as banking/financial, professional negligence, investment fund disputes, fraud claims and shareholder/corporate disputes;
    • advising in relation to all aspects of contentious insolvency, acting for creditors, members, insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders in an insolvency and restructuring process.

    Previous to moving to the British Virgin Islands, Ewelina worked for Ogier in Jersey where in addition to commercial and insolvency cases she also advised in relation to all disputes involving Jersey trust structures (both commercial and private wealth).

    Prior to joining Ogier, Ewelina spent two years with a firm based in the City of London, specialising in complex and high-value commercial, banking and financial dispute resolution. Through working in commercial litigation, Ewelina assisted in High Court cases arising from contractual disputes and gained invaluable experience in all stages of litigation. She assisted in banking litigation as well as cases involving financial assistance, share sales, the dissolution of companies, shareholder and partnership disputes, commercial insurance policies, breach of trust and professional negligence. She also gained an insight into insolvency procedure and the governing statutory regime. Ewelina's work also included international arbitration (particularly in the LCIA) and mediation.

    Ewelina is a member of RISA (BVI INSOL Chapter).

    Admitted in:

    2013 - England & Wales (non-practising)

    2016 – British Virgin Islands

    2017 - Solicitor Advocate, England and Wales (non-practising)

    Polish (native)

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