Iain Tucker Joins Walkers (BVI) as Partner in the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group

Tortola ā€“ (March 2018)

International law firm Walkers is pleased to announce that Iain Tucker has joined the firm's British Virgin Islands office as a Partner in the global Insolvency & Dispute Resolution group.

Mr. Tucker brings 17 years' significant contentious commercial experience having previously worked on some of the highest profile disputes to come before the English courts whilst in the Dispute Resolution group at Hogan Lovells in London.

Mr. Tucker 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. He regularly acts for clients based in the CIS, in particular Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Mr. Tucker is a solicitor-advocate and has represented clients as an advocate on a number of applications in the English Commercial Court and High Court, Chancery Division.

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.

David Collins, Walkers' BVI Office Managing Partner stated "We are very pleased that Iain is joining our team. His expertise and experience will enhance our already strong, top tier Insolvency & Dispute Resolution practice and we are delighted to welcome Iain to Walkers."

Mr. Tucker stated "Iā€™m delighted to be joining Walkers and look forward to working with expert colleagues across the global network. Walkers' excellent reputation, consistent top tier rankings and unparalleled client base provide an exceptional platform from which to provide best-in-class contentious commercial services."

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Iain TuckerPartnerT +1 284 852 2230iain.tucker@walkersglobal.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS
David CollinsPartnerT +1 345 814 4503 david.collins@walkersglobal.com