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Johanna Murphy

Senior Associate

Johanna advises clients on a range of corporate and finance matters in the British Virgin Islands (the "BVI"), including real estate finance, fund finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and the sale and purchase of real estate. She specialises in advising international financial institutions and corporate borrowers in relation to real estate finance involving BVI structures and private equity transactions.

Johanna has also been seconded to several financial institutions to provide in house legal support and regulatory advice.


Johanna joined Carey Olsen's banking and finance team in Jersey in 2014 and then moved to Carey Olsen's corporate team in the BVI in 2018.

After completing her traineeship with CMS Cameron McKenna LLP in Edinburgh in 2014, Johanna qualified as a solicitor in Scotland (now non-practising) and, following her move to the BVI, as a solicitor in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. She is a member of the Law Society of Scotland and the BVI Bar Association.

She obtained a MA (Politics) in 2007, accelerated LLB in 2010 and Diploma in 2011 from the University of Glasgow.

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