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Elizabeth Killeen



"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."

Legal 500



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, 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 specialises in providing regulatory advice to licensees, economic substance requirements, VASP applications, compliance matters and investment funds.


Before joining Carey Olsen, Elizabeth was in-house counsel for a leading trust company in the BVI and is the BVI Association of Registered Agents' legal officer. 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 economic substance requirements.

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.


Awards and accolades


Elizabeth is ranked by Chambers and Partners as Up & Coming, and a rising star partner by the IFLR1000. She is renowned for her proficiency in advising multinational corporations and high-net-worth individuals on financing and investment structures. Elizabeth has also been recognised as a next generation partner in both Corporate and Commercial, and Regulatory and Compliance services, and is noted as "always willing to go that extra mile to assist with advice".

L500 Caribbean Next Gen Partner 2023
Elizabeth Killeen Chambers Global 2024