Andrew Willins is a partner and Group Head of the Dispute Resolution department in the British Virgin Islands. He has over 15 years experience as an advocate, drawn from his time at the Chancery Bar in London and in the British Virgin Islands. He has particular experience in insolvency litigation, shareholders' disputes and in complex commercial litigation, including professional negligence and cross-border fraud and asset tracing claims. He appears regularly in the Commercial Division, before the High Court of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, and has appeared on a number of occasions before the Court of Appeal, in both England and in the BVI, as sole advocate.
Andrew is ranked as a leading lawyer in the British Virgin Islands by all of the major directories. Most recently, Andrew was ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Global, which noted that he is widely regarded as ‘one of the best advocates in the BVI: pragmatic, creative, clever and user-friendly’. In Chambers Global 2016, clients described him as "very tough in pursuing a claim, leaves no stone unturned but also knows when to compromise." Chambers Global 2015 also recognised Andrew for being "very good for cross-border work, particularly for insolvency and hedge funds". Other sources added "we really like working with Andrew - he's a very intelligent litigator and we rate him as an advocate". Clients interviewed by Chambers Caribbean 2014 described Andrew as “a person with whom you want to work with – he is very supportive, explains options very well and provides practical solutions”.
Andrew is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Property Bar Association and INSOL International. He served as 2nd Vice President of the BVI Bar Association for two terms, between 2011 and 2013.
"Can't sing [Andrew's] praises enough – as well as excellent legal work he has good strategy and insight into how the court will view matters. He is great at looking not only at the BVI perspective but also how it interplays with other jurisdictions."