17 May 2021

Carey Olsen makes senior hire to BVI corporate practice

Carey Olsen has appointed Jude Hodge as counsel in its British Virgin Islands (BVI) corporate practice.

Jude specialises in advising clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with particular expertise in banking and finance, real estate, voluntary liquidations, investment funds, corporate due diligence, continuations, group reorganisations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Jude worked in the corporate and finance teams at leading offshore firms in the BVI and the Channel Islands.

Jude, a recommended lawyer by Legal 500, was admitted to practice in England and Wales in 2008 (non-practising) and the BVI in 2009 and currently serves as a member of the BVI General Legal Council and as treasurer of the BVI Bar Association (where she previously held the positions of treasurer and first vice president between 2013 and 2017 respectively).

Clinton Hempel, managing partner of Carey Olsen's BVI office, said: "Jude is a fantastic addition to the corporate team in the BVI. She not only has a valuable wealth of experience but also enjoys an excellent reputation locally and is someone whose corporate expertise and insight will be of great benefit to our clients.

"Following recent appointments made in our dispute resolution and litigation team, Jude's arrival further reflects the significant and increasing client demand we are experiencing for our services in the British Virgin Islands and our continuing commitment to building a strong and talented team."

Carey Olsen has more than 30 BVI-qualified lawyers working in its international network of offices advising clients across the globe.