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Clinton Hempel



“Very responsive and good technically.”

Legal 500

“Sensible and pragmatic.”

Chambers Global

“Extremely well known in the market and a very safe pair of hands.”

Legal 500

“A top lawyer who is willing to discuss new structures and new approaches.”

Chambers and Partners

“He's proactive, has good attention to detail, and is very helpful.”

Chambers Global



Clinton is head of Carey Olsen’s British Virgin Islands Corporate Practice. He has almost 25 years of legal experience in the BVI. Clinton advises on a wide range of BVI corporate, finance and investment funds matters, including fund formation and financing, general corporate and finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements as well as group reorganisations, restructurings and solvent liquidations. Clinton also advises on all aspects of BVI financial services regulation and compliance.


Before Carey Olsen, Clinton was with Maples and Calder in the BVI and Allen & Overy in London. He is a member of the BVI Bar Association and the English Law Society. Clinton graduated with a BA (History) from the University of Natal, before completing an LLB at Rhodes University in South Africa and an LLM (Corporate Law) at Kings College, University of London. Clinton was admitted as an attorney in South Africa in 1996, as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1997 and as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 1999.

Awards and accolades


Clinton is ranked by Chambers and Partners for his Expertise Based Abroad and is noted for his engagement in cross-border joint ventures, M&A, corporate reorganisations and stock exchange listings. He is "extremely well known in the market" and is regarded as "a top lawyer who is willing to discuss new structures and new approaches". Clinton is also ranked as Highly regarded in the IFLR1000.

Chambers Global 2023 - Clinton Hempel