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Elizabeth Killeen


Elizabeth is a partner in the firm's corporate and finance practice. She qualified as a lawyer in London before moving to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in 2008, where she began to specialise in BVI law.

Elizabeth has a broad range of experience in corporate, commercial and financial transactions. She advises on cross-border debt and equity financing, joint venture arrangements, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, aircraft and other asset financing, continuations in and out of the BVI, corporate governance, corporate reorganisations, directors' duties and voluntary liquidations. She also advises clients on regulatory compliance in the BVI and structuring, forming and maintaining regulated investment funds.


Before joining Carey Olsen, Elizabeth was in-house counsel for a leading trust company in the BVI. During this time, Elizabeth served on the Executive Committee of the BVI Association of Registered Agents. As a result, Elizabeth regularly advises trust companies and registered agents in the BVI in relation to their AML obligations, record keeping requirements, regulatory and reporting requirements, and most recently on the BVI economic substance requirements.

In 2015, Elizabeth was seconded to Singapore, to help set-up Carey Olsen's Singapore office, but is now based in our BVI office.

Elizabeth was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2006 (now non-practising) and as a solicitor in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI) in 2008.

Elizabeth is also a notary public. 


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What our clients say

"Elizabeth Killeen is excellent; she is responsive, clear and very practical, with an excellent understanding of business and a never-say-die approach to problem solving."

Legal 500

"Always willing to go that extra mile to assist with advice. Elizabeth Killeen has a first-class understanding of BVI corporate law and is the go-to lawyer on Island for company queries."

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