Tesca Mathurin is an Associate in Appleby’s British Virgin Islands office and a member of the corporate department.

Tesca practices in the areas of formation and maintenance of funds (both open-ended and private investment funds), mergers and acquisitions, joint venture formation and other commercial and corporate law related matters. She advises clients from a wide spectrum of industries, including financial institutions, multi-national banks, asset management companies and private equity companies.

Prior to joining Appleby, she practised corporate and trust law with an international trust company.

Work Highlights

Recent cases include:

  • Assisting with the set-up of a BVI special portfolio company holding assets over US$50M including bond’s, shares in blue chip companies and shares in start-up eco-friendly companies;
  • Restructuring the ownership structure of Latin American companies with an asset value over US$25M and placing it into a BVI trust;
  • Creating specialized Memorandum & Articles of Association for a BVI private equity vehicle with over US$75M worth of assets;
  • Advising and ensuring client compliance with BVI compliance and regulatory frameworks set in place by the BVI Financial Services; the BVI Financial Services Investigation Agency and the BVI International Tax Authority;
  • Drafting and reviewing corporate documents including share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, loan facility agreements, call option agreements; and
  • Drafting legal opinions on mergers, directors’ duties, crypto-currency and corporate governance.

Qualifications & Education

Tesca was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court- Saint Lucia in 2014 and Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court- British Virgin Islands in 2018.

  • University of South Wales- LLM (Merit)
  • Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS), St. Augustine, Trinidad- Legal Education Certificate (LEC)
  • University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados- LLB (Hons).

Memberships & Associations

She is a former director of BVI Finance Limited, a member of the BVI Cryptocurrency Working Group and a member of the BVI Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), holding a STEP diploma in International Trust Management (Distinction).

Related People

Johanna Murphy

Senior Associate: Jersey, BVI

T +44 (0)1534 818 148
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Stuart Fee

Senior Associate: BVI

T +1 284 393 5304
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Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5318
E Email Jeffrey

Andrew Jowett

Group Partner: BVI, Jersey

T +1 (284) 393 5316
E Email Andrew

David Clark

Partner: Bermuda, BVI

T +1 441 298 3583
E Email David

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