Iain Tucker

Iain Tucker


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

He advises on contentious commercial work with a particular focus on international insolvency and fraud-related litigation. Iain brings extensive experience in complex, high-value, cross-border disputes and proceedings. He regularly acts for clients based in North America, China and East Asia.

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, prior to joining Walkers, in addition to representing clients as solicitor in commercial proceedings at all levels up to and including the English Supreme Court, appeared as solicitor-advocate before both the Commercial Court and High Court, Chancery Division in London. Since joining Walkers, he has appeared in the BVI Commercial Court (frequently as lead advocate), the ECSC Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.

Prior to joining Walkers, Iain worked in the Dispute Resolution team at Hogan Lovells where he acted alongside Walkers for many years on the long-running Alfa Telecom v Cukurova litigation in the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court, including many hearings before the ECSC Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.

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; these proceedings are 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, Cambridge, UK
Legal Practice Course, College of Law, London, UK

2022 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution

2022 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Dispute Resolution - 'A very sophisticated lawyer and an expert in international fraud and insolvency litigation.’

2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Investigations

2021 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - Commentators laud him as "available, responsive, thoughtful and effective," and go on to praise that "he's technically a very good lawyer and up to speed with the latest developments."

2021 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Dispute Resolution - "Highly personable and a great team player."

2020 Who's Who Legal - Future Leader (Partners) - Litigation

2020 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Investigations

2019 Legal 500 - Recomended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution

2018 Who's Who Legal - Litigation

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