Ray Wearmouth 

 Ray Wearmouth 

Partner, British Virgin Islands

phone +1 284 852 7364 
email +1 284 542 7364
email ray.wearmouth@ogier.com

British Virgin Islands

Area of expertise:
Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Derivatives, Restructuring & Insolvency


Ray specialises in all corporate and commercial disciplines, banking, capital markets and structured finance matters.

Prior to joining Ogier, Ray practiced at Harney Westwood & Riegels for several years where he was a partner. During that time Ray had been the Head of both the Corporate Department and the Banking Department in the BVI, and had opened its Hong Kong office. Ray previously worked for Ogier in Jersey and prior to that DLA Piper in England.

Ray is recognised as a leading individual for corporate & finance in Chambers Global, a leading financial & corporate lawyer in IFLR 1000, a leading commercial lawyer in Legal 500 and a leading finance and restructuring lawyer in PLC.

Ray is a member of the Company Law Review Advisory Committee (a statutory body) and the Economic Advisory Council. He is also a Notary Public of the British Virgin Islands.

Ray is the Practice Partner of the BVI legal practice.

Admitted in:
2005 - Foreign Registered Lawyer, Hong Kong
2002 - British Virgin Islands
1994 - England and Wales (not practising)

Ray Wearmouth is a leading lawyer in the IFLR1000


quotation mark  has lately advised on an impressive volume of high-value transactions and interviewees describe him as ‘an excellent all-rounder.’ a great team player ... quotation mark
Chambers Global 2009 & 2010
quotation mark  Ogier continues to build out its BVI offering with hires such as ex-Harneys Finance and Corporate Head Ray Wearmouth ...indeed, for some clients, Ogier is now the "most progressive of the BVI law firms" quotation mark
Legal 500 2010
quotation mark  Lucas is the latest addition in a series of significant lateral hires from Harneys, all following Wearmouth's lead in going over to Ogier. quotation mark
IFLR 2010
quotation mark  a great lawyer who is available 24/7 and always provides strategic advice quotation mark
Chambers 2011
quotation mark  a real substantive knowledge, quite sophisticated quotation mark
IFLR 2011
quotation mark  very highly regarded quotation mark
Chambers 2012
quotation mark  singled out for praise by competitors..technical..and well regarded quotation mark
IFLR 2012
quotation mark  lauded by clients..one of the star lawyers in the BVI. He becomes a key part of the team, contributes ideas, is creative, anticipates issues, helps form strategies and is always available. quotation mark
Chambers 2013
quotation mark  "Peers call Wearmouth "a top lawyer and by a far way the lead corporate lawyer " ." quotation mark
IFLR 2013
quotation mark  Commands tremendous market respect. Clients appreciate that he "has a pragmatic approach and the quality of work is very good". quotation mark
Chambers Global 2014