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Stuart Cullen Counsel

British Virgin Islands
+1 284 852 2567
+1 284 346 2011

Expertise and Professional Background

Stuart Cullen is counsel in our BVI Litigation and Insolvency team. He joined Harneys in April 2015 having practised for over six years at the Independent Bar in London, where his work focussed on chancery and commercial matters. He was regularly instructed and appeared in court on both corporate and personal insolvency matters. In addition he spent two years as an employed barrister in the City, where he worked on major insolvency related cases including the Landsbanki insolvency and related litigation (at Squire Sanders) and the BTA Bank v Ablyazov litigation and receivership (at Stephenson Harwood).
Stuart originally qualified and started practice at the Bar in Dublin. He was an external member of the Law Library, Dublin for ten years and remains a door tenant at chambers in London.

Stuart is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.

Stuart was awarded a distinction for his Master's dissertation on Cross-Border Insolvency Law, under Professor Ian Fletcher at University College London.



Stuart ​is recommended by Legal 500 in their BVI rankings. 

Education & Admissions

University College Dublin (BA) 2001
University College London (LLM) 2004
University College Dublin (Dip. Arbitration) 2006
Bar Admissions
British Virgin Islands 2015
England & Wales 2006
Ireland 2005


Restructuring and Insolvency
BVI Litigation & Insolvency


In a recent decision in the case of TIPP Investments PCC v. Chagala Group Ltd. et al (BVIHCM 102/2016), Mr Justice Davis-White clarified the issue of the standing of beneficial shareholders that we highlighted in our previous article. As we had said... read more