Brian Lacy

Partner British Virgin Islands
Brilliant lawyer Chambers Global, 2020


Brian is the Head of BVI Dispute Resolution. He is a "formidable" commercial litigation barrister, with considerable experience of civil fraud, insolvency and trust disputes. He regularly appears in the BVI Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal and is "a very strong advocate". He is known for "giving sound and realistic advice, while fiercely fighting his client’s corner and finding creative solutions to advance its interests". His team has been described in the leading directories as being "a slick operation" and "a tight, well-run group of clever, hardworking lawyers"
  • Background & experience

    Brian has particular expertise in asset tracing and preservation, especially in the context of civil fraud, trust and probate disputes and insolvency. His cases often involve interim injunctive relief or the appointment of liquidators or receivers 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)



    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.



    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

    Brilliant lawyer Chambers Global, 2020
    Brian Lacy has excellent understanding of Russian and CIS disputes Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    Recommended Who's Who Legal Global Guide - Restructuring & Insolvency, 2020
    Next generation partner Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    Private Client Global Elite Legal Week Private Client Global Elite Directory, 2019
    Thought leader Who's Who Legal, Global Investigations and Asset Recovery, 2019
    Brian Lacy is highlighted by sources this year as a "very knowledgeable and approachable" practitioner in the market. He is well versed in civil fraud, insolvency and trust disputes. Who's Who Legal, Asset Recovery, 2019
    Recommended Who's Who Legal Litigation 2019
    He is incredibly smart, effective, knowledgeable and always communicating with us. I love his responsiveness Chambers Global, 2019
    I'm hugely impressed; since he stepped in on this case he has transformed where I found myself Chambers Global, 2019
    Has everything at his fingertips and is incredibly knowledgeable. Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019
    He is responsive, creative and a very effective oral advocate. He has great insight. Chambers Global, 2018
    He has an affable style but also has strong views and advice, which is a great combination Chambers Global, 2018
    Really knows his stuff...very intelligent and works extremely hard for his clients Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery, 2018
    Very commercial and quickly grasps the issues at stake Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery, 2017
    He is a knowledgeable lawyer with a sound technical approach to problems. Brian is excellent with clients combining quiet confidence with charm. Client feedback, 2018
    Extremely well prepared, knowledgeable and very creative Chambers Global 2017
    A technically excellent lawyer Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery, 2017
    Charming, efficient, has excellent client-handling skills and a great knowledge of insolvency Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018
    Formidable Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018
    Giving sound and realistic advice, while fiercely fighting his client’s corner and finding creative solutions to advance its interests Legal 500 Caribbean, 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