Rosalind Nicholson

Rosalind Nicholson


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Rosalind Nicholson is a partner in Walkers' Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group. She is based in the British Virgin Islands office.

Rosalind specialises in corporate litigation and related advice on strategy, risk management and issues of corporate governance with particular focus on shareholder and boardroom disputes, contested takeovers, and contentious and non-contentious solvent and insolvent corporate restructuring and complex insolvency. Her practice extends to all areas of company law in which a litigation risk, or the need for an application to the Court, may arise.

Rosalind was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1987 and practiced as a barrister for over 20 years at 4 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn specialising in company law, corporate finance, corporate litigation and contentious and non-contentious restructuring. Rosalind moved offshore in 2012 and worked as a barrister in the litigation department of another leading BVI firm before her appointment as a partner of Walkers in April 2016.

Admitted In:
British Virgin Islands
England and Wales (not practising)

2021 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - "very client friendly. Fiercely intelligent and very good at getting to the heart of the issue."

2021 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Trusts & Private Client 

2020 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Dispute Resolution) - "Rosalind is a powerhouse. She is absolutely amazing in court, a top insolvency lawyer in the BVI, and Walkers is lucky to have her."

2020 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution

2019 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Asset Recovery

2019 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Litigation

2019 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Dispute Resolution) - "A source praised her as "very strong indeed - a good litigator and good company lawyer." Another commentator went further, lauding her as "one of strongest company lawyers in the jurisdiction."

2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Trusts & Private Client

2019 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - "Rosalind Nicholson is 'an excellent litigator who does quality work' "

2018 Who's Who Legal - Litigation

2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. "Excellent litigator; her opinions and arguments hold a lot of weight." Another source praised her as a "person of real quality."

2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution

2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Trusts & Private Client

2017 Chambers Global Guide – (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. "[Rosalind] is well regarded by interviewees, who agree she is 'a very high-quality litigator'."

2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Dispute Resolution) - "Rosalind Nicholson is ‘naturally very authoritative’ and is noted for her ‘vast experience of big-ticket litigation’."

2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Dispute Resolution)

2012 Chambers & Partners - "A creative problem solver who is as commercial in her approach as she possibly could be."

2011 Legal 500 - Leading Lawyer - "Combines a rigorous intellectual examination of questions with a user-friendly approach”, “very reliable”.

2011 Chambers & Partners - “Whether working on corporate transactions or in the midst of company litigation, she has shown herself to be capable, receptive and a pleasure to deal with.”

Rosalind was recommended by both Chambers UK and the Legal 500 for many years for her expertise in Company Law.

Rosalind is the author of the following publications:

  • Articles of Association: Table A and the New Model Articles (Sweet & Maxwell, 2010)
  • Annotated Companies Acts: Financial Assistance for purchase of own shares; Reductions of Capital; Redenomination of Share Capital (Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • The role of Directors & their Duties and Responsibilities: Chapter 4, Potential Liabilities (City & Financial, 2000)

Rosalind is also a regular contributor to leading industry news sources including, but not limited to, the below:

  • Shareholder Relief: Eastern Caribbean Appeal Court Considers the Just and Equitable Grounds for Winding up a BVI Company, (Insol International News, March, 2015)
  • Defining Directorship: De Facto Directors and the BVI Business Company, (Mondaq, December, 2014)
  • Cross-Border Derivative Issues Considered in Hong Kong, (The Lawyer, September 5, 2014)
  • Foreign Arbitration Award Sufficient Basis for a BVI Statutory Demand, (The Lawyer, August 22, 2014)
  • International co-operation in cross-border insolvencies: smoothing the path for foreign liquidators in Hong Kong, (The Lawyer, August 19, 2014)
  • BVI Arbitration – FAQ (Insol International News, August, 2014)
  • A Democratic Solution: Managing the Headcount Test in Schemes of Arrangement Offshore (Insol World, April, 2013)

Rosalind is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an Accredited Mediator.