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Arabella di Iorio




+1 284 345 3003

"a masterful tactician who is astute and a pleasure to work alongside."

Arabella has been working offshore for over 20 years. She began her career at the English Chancery Bar, before working for Linklaters in London, and Appleby in Bermuda. She headed the litigation and trusts practices at Maples and Calder for 11 years before joining Michael Fay QC to set up Agon Litigation. 

She handles complex, high value international disputes working closely with onshore teams. She regularly advises on a wide range of commercial disputes, on freezing, anti-suit and other injunctive relief. She is a well respected trusts litigator, advising both trustees and beneficiaries. 

Her clients and opponents have included major financial institutions, technology companies, large conglomerates and high net worth individuals. 

Arabella regularly appears before the Commercial Court, the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council. She is a mediator and sits as an arbitrator on disputes of any size. Arabella frequently acts as an expert witness on BVI law. 

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  • Complex cross border commercial disputes

  • Fraud and Asset Tracing 

  • Trusts and Probate disputes

  • Insolvency and Restructuring

  • International and Domestic Arbitration 

  • Telecoms disputes

  • Distressed Funds

  • Shareholder disputes

  • Unfair Prejudice and Derivative Claims


  • Cheltenham Ladies' College

  • University of Oxford: BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, MA. 

  • Inns of Court School of Law, London


  • Bar of England and Wales, 1987

  • Roll of Solicitors England and Wales, 1992 (not practising)

  • Bermuda Bar, 1998 (not practising)

  • Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Territory of the Virgin Islands, 2006

Memberships and Positions held

  • FCIArb

  • President, BVI Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 

  • Asscociation of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists

  • RISA

  • President of the BVI Bar Association 2013 - 2015

  • Womens' Offshore Network

  • BVI IAC Arbitration Group (Committee Member)

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