Iain Tucker

Iain Tucker


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Iain Tucker joined the British Virgin Islands office in 2018 where he is a Partner in Walkers' Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group.

Iain advises on contentious commercial work with a particular focus on international insolvency and fraud-related litigation. He brings extensive experience in complex, high value, cross-border disputes and proceedings. Iain regularly acts for clients based in the CIS, in particular Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Iain has particular experience in assisting clients in relation to freezing orders and other urgent injunctive relief, often in support of foreign Court and arbitration proceedings. He is an experienced advocate and has appeared in the BVI Commercial Court, the ECSC Court of Appeal and the Privy Council, in addition to the Commercial Court and High Court, Chancery Division in London as solicitor-advocate prior to joining Walkers.

Prior to joining Walkers, Iain worked in the dispute resolution team at Hogan Lovells. While at Hogan Lovells, Iain acted alongside Walkers for many years on the long-running Alfa Telecom v Cukurova litigation in the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court. He also acted on some of the most high profile disputes to come before the English courts, including acting for the Kazakh bank BTA on the ground-breaking multi-billion dollar dispute in multiple jurisdictions (including the BVI) against its former Chairman, Mukhtar Ablyazov, in proceedings thought to be the largest fraud claim ever to come before the English Commercial Court. While at Hogan Lovells, Iain also developed significant experience in contentious insolvency-related matters.

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

BA (Hons) in law, University of Cambridge, UK
Legal Practice Course, College of Law (London), UK

2020 Who's Who Legal - Future Leader - Litigation

2020 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Litigation

2019 Legal 500 - Recomended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution

2018 Who's Who Legal - Litigation

Iain is a member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association (UK).