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John McCarroll SC is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution department of Appleby’s Hong Kong office.

John has had a distinguished career spanning over 30 years, including appearances in the superior courts, and took silk in Ireland in 2013. He is renowned for his expertise in handling complex commercial disputes, focusing on company law, trusts, regulatory, insolvency, receivership, and financial services.

Prior to joining Appleby, John practised at another offshore law firm in BVI and prior to that at the Chancery Bar in England and Wales, as well as the Bar of Ireland. John is not only a member of the BVI Arbitration Group and the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland but also an honorary overseas member of COMBAR.

John stands out as one of the few Asia-based offshore lawyers, specialising in litigation and insolvency with a deep-rooted background in BVI.

Coverage & Insights

Senior Editor of “The Central Bank Acts” published by Thompson Reuters in 2019.

Qualifications & Education

John was called to the bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London, in 1988. Subsequently, he was called to the Irish Bar in 1994, the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2002, and the BVI Bar in 2018.

  • Inns of Court School of Law
  • Trinity College, The University of Dublin (LL.M.)

Memberships & Associations

  •  Director of RISA BVI
  • Founder member and former secretary of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland and chairman of it’s Brexit sub-committee
  • Member of INSOL
  •  Member of the BVI Arbitration Group
  • Honorary Overseas Member of COMBAR
  • Former member of the Central Bank of Ireland’s senior panel

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