Bio

Shana S. Simmonds is Counsel within the Corporate Practice Group in the British Virgin Islands. Her practice areas include Corporate Finance, Banking and Asset Finance, Private Client and Intellectual Property. Prior to joining Appleby in 2015, Shana practiced at other well-established law firms in the British Virgin Islands where she was regularly instructed by leading financial institutions, law firms and trust companies on a variety of corporate transactions including corporate restructuring, securitisation, initial public offerings, general banking and commercial matters and financial regulated activities.

Shana has broad corporate law experience including advising on a range of finance, general corporate and commercial matters and other secured and structured financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and restructurings, and regulatory matters. Shana also advises on probate and succession matters including applications for grants of personal representation and trademark applications. Shana is also a Notary Public.

Shana has been rated as a ´rising star´ in IFLR1000 2019 and 2020 rankings.

 

Expertise:

 

Examples of Shana’s experience include:

  • Assisting a syndicate of international banks with multijurisdictional refinancing which included four BVI companies.
  • Advising on the restructuring of a group of companies which included two BVI companies.
  • Handling of numerous multi-million dollar financing and refinancing transactions on behalf of various BVI companies reviewing and preparing loan documents, debentures, guarantees, mortgages, share pledge agreements, collateral security documents, resolutions and opinions.

Updates

23 Oct 2020

Offshore Business Update: British Virgin Islands

In this update, we will provide a rolling overview of how the authorities in the British Virgin Isla...

Contributors: Andrew Willins
1 Jun 2020

Appleby announces 2020 Senior Promotions

Leading offshore law firm Appleby has announced seven senior promotions across its BVI, Cayman Islan...

Publications

15 Apr 2020 |

British Virgin Islands Jurisdictional Guide for COVID-19

This guide provides an overview of the financial support on offer to businesses in the BVI. We revie...

Contributors: Shana Simmonds
18 Sep 2019 |

Update: Economic Substance Requirements in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands

Economic substance requirements in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands

Contributors: Shana Simmonds
8 Aug 2019 |

Summary of Economic Substance Requirements in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands

Economic Substance Requirements in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands

Contributors: Shana Simmonds

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