Phillip Kite is the managing partner of our London office and Global Head of Litigation and Insolvency. He specialises in large scale commercial litigation and contentious insolvency matters and is one of the most experienced BVI litigation and insolvency practitioners.
Phillip joined us in 1997 and has been a partner since 2001. He recently relocated to the UK to launch our London Litigation practice, continuing the expansion of our multi-jurisdictional litigation practice. Currently, Phillip acts for one of the lead defendant groups in the multi-billion dollar claims brought by the liquidators of the Fairfield funds. During the last few years, Phillip has acted for many of the BVI's largest funds in some of the most important test cases arising out of the financial crisis. Most of Phillip's cases have a cross-border element, particularly cases involving fraud and shareholder disputes. He is also experienced in contentious trust and probate matters.
Phillip is a solicitor advocate and a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners, the Chancery Bar Association and the Commercial Bar Association. He is also one of the contributing editors to British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell. Additionally, Phillip is a contributor to the Offshore Litigation Blog.
Philip is recommended as a leading lawyer who is "very experienced and knowledgeable" and as having "excellent judgement".Legal 500
Philip is recognised as a leading lawyer in the private client space.Citywealth
Phillip is recognised as being amongst the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers.Who's Who Legal
- England and Wales (not practising)
- British Virgin Islands
- Chester College of Law
- University of Birmingham (LLB)