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Brian Child




+1 284 3408050

Brian moved to the British Virgin Islands in 2010.  He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1987 and was a partner with Davis LLP (now DLA Piper Canada) for over eight years and with Fasken Martineau (previously Russell & DuMoulin) for over eleven years.  Upon moving to the BVI he joined Forbes Hare where he remained for over three years prior to moving to Campbells in 2014.

Brian’s recent experience includes complex telecoms advice, advocacy in judicial review proceedings, advice in complex multi-jurisdiction funds and fraud litigation, crypto-currency advice and advocacy, advising liquidators of large international funds and shareholder disputes with experience of asset freezing injunctions, disclosure and search orders. Recent clients were based in the United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore, Israel, Cyprus, Hong Kong, the United States, Canada and the Virgin Islands.

Brian has handled matters in the Commercial and Civil Divisions of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, The Court of Appeal and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.  He is an accredited mediator and has given expert evidence regarding BVI law in legal proceedings in numerous foreign jurisdictions including New York (Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York), California (Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Barbara) and Tennessee (United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee) and in arbitration proceedings in Switzerland.  He was also among a group of senior BVI professionals who submitted amici curiae briefs in the United States District Court, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and in the Supreme Court of the United States on legal issues important to the BVI.

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  • Complex cross-border commercial disputes

  • Fraud and asset tracing

  • Complex telecoms matters

  • Advising liquidators and receivers regarding complex liquidations and investigations

  • Crypto-currency litigation and recovery matters 

  • Shareholder disputes 


  • University of Victoria, 1983 (BA, double-major History and Political Science)

  • University of British Columbia, 1986 (LL.B)

  • Professional Legal Education Course, British Columbia, 1987

  • Barrister and Solicitor, 1987 (British Columbia, non-practising)

  • Accredited Mediator, 2011 (London School of Mediation)

  • University of West Indies, Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad, 2012-2013 (Legal Transitional Programme)

  • Legal Education Certificate, Council of Legal Education (CIARICOM), 2013

  • Barrister, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Virgin Islands, 2013



  • BVI Bar Association 

  • IBA

  • INSOL (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals)

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