William George

Biography

William George is a member of our Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring practice group in the BVI office. He holds a post-graduate degree in counter-fraud and counter- corruption studies, has written a post-graduate thesis on fraudulent collateralisation in Chinese commodity financing and is one of only two BVI Litigators to have cross-qualified as a Certified Fraud Examiner. William has a particular interest in Chinese markets and has experience acting for Chinese and Hong Kong listed companies in the BVI Courts.

He has a wide range of litigation and insolvency experience acting in trusts litigation, funds litigation, shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions and commercial/contractual disputes on behalf of insolvency practitioners, listed companies, big four accountancy firms, banks, hedge funds, trusts, trustees, offshore special purpose vehicles and high net worth individuals.

William has a working knowledge of written and spoken Mandarin Chinese.

Examples of Will’s litigation experience includes:

  • Acting for the Joint Liquidators in the insolvency of Stanford International Bank, one of the largest fraudulent financial schemes ever discovered.  
  • Acting for the primary Defendant in Singh v Singh & Anor [2014] EWHC 1060 (Ch), a claim for breach of a purported constructive trust premised on the importation into English common law of religious principles and customs.
  • Acting for the majority shareholder Respondent in Re Edwardian Group Ltd [2018] EWHC 1715 (Ch), unfair prejudice proceedings deriving from various historic and ongoing acts of alleged unfairly prejudicial conduct.
  • Acting for a Fund Manager in its defence of a very high value claim of professional negligence brought in the United Kingdom and in support of related proceedings which originated in Hong Kong and in the Cayman Islands.
  • As a certified Fraud Examiner, Will also has experience in all aspects of global investigations, including e-discovery and data analytics, having conducted wide-ranging internal investigations on behalf of global corporations in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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