Created Date:
07 February 2023
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Carey Olsen associate is called to the British Virgin Islands' Bar

Carey Olsen associate Nyssa Christopher was admitted as an Advocate of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on 23 January 2023, by the Honourable Justice Heather Felix-Evens. She was presented to court by Alex Hall Taylor KC, a partner at Carey Olsen in the British Virgin Islands (the BVI).

Nyssa is a member of Carey Olsen's corporate team in the BVI. She advises on banking and finance, economic substance, corporate restructuring, and voluntary liquidations. Nyssa was first admitted as a barrister in England and Wales in 2022, following completion of the LLM Legal Practice Course at BPP University in London. She started at Carey Olsen as a summer intern in 2015, before joining Carey Olsen as a paralegal in 2017 when she completed her law degree at The University of the West Indies, Barbados.

Partner Clinton Hempel commented: "Congratulations to Nyssa on her success in completing the BVI Bar examinations. She is the first BVI-Islander Carey Olsen has supported through the process which is a significant milestone for the firm's growth and focus on developing local talent. Nyssa first joined us as an intern, and we are proud to see her many years of hard work, commitment and studies culminate in her achievement of becoming an Advocate of the Eastern Caribbean Court. Nyssa continues to make a valued contribution to our BVI corporate team and has a very promising future ahead."

Carey Olsen's BVI office was established in 2013 and its experienced team offers the full range of legal advice regarding corporate and finance, investment funds, dispute resolution, insolvency, and trusts and private wealth. The firm also provide clients with access to BVI company management services through our affiliate CO Services.


Pictured left to right are: Alex Hall Taylor KC (partner), Nyssa Christopher (associate) and Elizabeth Killeen (partner).