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Phillip Kite
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Phillip "really impresses".

Legal 500
Biography

Phillip Kite is co-head of our global Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring team. He helps clients win complex, high-profile and high-value cross-border commercial litigation and contentious insolvency matters. He is an experienced BVI litigator with significant offshore insight and is able to advise clients from all angles, having been involved in most of the largest litigation and insolvency cases in the BVI for over 20 years. He regularly acts on matters before the BVI Court of Appeal and Privy Council. He specialises in fraud and shareholder disputes and contentious trusts and probate. An expert in enforcement, he provides advice on a ...

Phillip Kite is co-head of our global Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring team. He helps clients win complex, high-profile and high-value cross-border commercial litigation and contentious insolvency matters.

He is an experienced BVI litigator with significant offshore insight and is able to advise clients from all angles, having been involved in most of the largest litigation and insolvency cases in the BVI for over 20 years. He regularly acts on matters before the BVI Court of Appeal and Privy Council.

He specialises in fraud and shareholder disputes and contentious trusts and probate. An expert in enforcement, he provides advice on all aspects of obtaining interim relief in aid of foreign arbitrations, asset-tracing and preservation and foreign judgments.

Phillip’s approach makes him very easy to work with as he is confident, calm and straight to the point

Creating value beyond legal solutions is also key to the relationships he builds with clients and, where appropriate and beneficial, he will often connect them with other key contacts.

Phillip is able to assist law firms in pitching for BVI work with insight into the latest trends and decisions in the BVI Court system.

His opinions and comments on related offshore news, legislation and cases can be found on the Offshore Litigation Blog and he is also a contributing editor to British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell. He is a solicitor advocate and a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners, the Chancery Bar Association and the Commercial Bar Association.

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Phillip is ranked for his Commercial Litigation expertise.

Phillip is ranked for his Commercial Litigation expertise.

Phillip is ranked for his BVI Dispute Resolution expertise. Clients say, "He is a very wise and insightful litigator."

Phillip is ranked for his BVI Dispute Resolution expertise.

Phillip is recognised as a "leading individual".

Phillip is recognised as a leading lawyer in the private client space.

Phillip is recognised as a "Private Client Global Elite".

Phillip has been recognised as a Global Leader in the Asset Recovery guide.

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England and Wales (not practising)
1992

British Virgin Islands
1997

Anguilla
1998

Chester College of Law
1990

University of Birmingham (LLB)
1989

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