In addition to his role as managing partner of the BVI office, Colin Riegels serves as the Global Head of our Banking and Finance practice and advises on a wide range of credit and security issues. His client base largely consists of leading financial institutions.
Before joining us, Colin practised as a barrister in London. He served as a judicial assistant to Lord Woolf MR in the English Court of Appeal, and taught law at Oxford University. Currently, his practice primarily revolves around insolvency and distressed debt, credit and security issues and derivatives. Additionally, Colin advises clients on offshore structuring and offshore premium corporate transactions. He has worked on some of the largest financing transactions involving BVI vehicles, including a number of multi-billion US dollar debt financing transactions and joint ventures.
Colin also serves as general editor of British Virgin Islands Commercial Law. He regularly writes for textbooks and periodicals and is a notary public of the British Virgin Islands.
Colin is a widely respected and accomplished practitioner. He is considered an authority on BVI commercial and banking law, and has been involved in many of the jurisdiction's largest-ever financing transactions. Colin is consistently recommended as an “expert on BVI law-related banking and credit and security matters”.Chambers and Partners
Colin is ranked as “highly regarded”.IFLR 1000, 2019
Colin is described as having “excellent business acumen”.Legal 500
- England and Wales
- British Virgin Islands
- Hong Kong
- Cayman Islands
- University of Oxford (BCL)
- Inns of Court School of Law
- University of Bristol (LLB)