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Francesca Gibbons
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Francesca is recognised as a "highly rated advisor".

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Biography

Francesca Gibbons is a partner in our Litigation and Insolvency practice in London, practising BVI law. She specialises in complex and high value international commercial litigation and asset recovery including shareholder claims, fraud and trust litigation. She acts for a wide range of clients, including global and boutique law firms, IPs and ultra-high-net-worth individuals from around the world. Before joining us in 2015, Francesca was a banking and finance litigation solicitor for MAB LLP (acquired by Dentons UKMEA LLP) and Simmons & Simmons LLP in the UK. She has also undertaken three successful client secondments at Barclays Bank PLC.F ...

Francesca Gibbons is a partner in our Litigation and Insolvency practice in London, practising BVI law. She specialises in complex and high value international commercial litigation and asset recovery including shareholder claims, fraud and trust litigation. She acts for a wide range of clients, including global and boutique law firms, IPs and ultra-high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

Before joining us in 2015, Francesca was a banking and finance litigation solicitor for MAB LLP (acquired by Dentons UKMEA LLP) and Simmons & Simmons LLP in the UK. She has also undertaken three successful client secondments at Barclays Bank PLC.

Francesca is called to the BVI bar and has appeared as sole advocate in the Commercial Court of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and as a junior in the Privy Council.

Francesca has been an elected member of the Committee of the Contentious Trusts Association (ConTrA) in the UK since 2016. Other memberships include the ILA, CFLA, IWIRC, and RISA (associate member).

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Francesca is recognised as a "highly rated advisor".

Francesca is recognised as a "highly rated advisor".

Francesca is a recommended lawyer.

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Francesca has vast experience of shareholder disputes, insolvency, enforcement and commercial litigation matters, including the following recent examples:

Acting as lead partner in US$2 billion shareholders’ and insolvency dispute spanning four BVI actions, including Court of Appeal proceedings.

Acting as lead in oil commodities shareholders’ and insolvency dispute up to trial.

Acting as lead in Iraqi telecoms shareholders’ dispute including managing a counterclaim of over US$100 million.

Leading teams in multimillion dollar enforcement actions.

Providing expert witness evidence for the Swiss Courts.

England and Wales (not practising)
2009

British Virgin Islands
2015

College of Law (LPC)
2007

University of East Anglia and Lunds Universitet (LLB)
2005

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