Collas Crill’s BVI office has announced the appointment of Gurprit Mattu as a senior associate within its dispute resolution team.
The appointment comes as the firm looks to capitalise on a strong period of global growth within its litigation and dispute resolution practice.
In addition to building its BVI office and driving commercial activities forwards in the region, Collas Crill has been capitalising on recent growth in cross-border work originating from Hong Kong and China by forging new relationships with law firms in the region.
In her new role, Gurprit represents clients in all commercial and company disputes, including banking and finance matters, shareholder disputes, contentious trusts, insolvency, insurer work, high-value probate disputes, and development and construction work.
Prior to joining Collas Crill, Gurprit practised at the Bar of England and Wales as a barrister at 9 Stone Buildings, Lincolns’ Inn, where she is now a door tenant.
Her practice encompassed financial services litigation, regulatory work, and general commercial litigation. She assisted companies and individuals in company law disputes, insolvency, and contract matters. Gurprit was seconded to the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and as a result has substantial experience of FSMA 2000 and corporate fraud matters.
Gurprit has gained working experience as a lawyer in Hong Kong, working in law firms and at the HK Arbitration Centre as a Pegasus Scholar. She has also worked in the Isle of Man.
She is a member of the International Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association, the Financial Services Lawyers Association and the BVI Finance Forum.
Gurprit said: "I have received a very warm welcome on the island, and I am looking forward to developing good working relationships and delivering excellence to our existing and new clients."
Gerard Ferrara, a partner in Collas Crill's BVI dispute resolution team, said: “We are committed to investing in our BVI presence and expanding our commercial activities, particularly following Hurricane Irma.
“Increasingly, our litigation teams are working with institutional clients in both the non-contentious and semi-contentious advisory space so it is key that we have the best team in place to deal with this growing demand. Gurprit’s breadth of experience and skills in this market makes her a perfect fit for the team and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the firm.”