Nicholas Burkill

Partner British Virgin Islands
Nicholas Burkill
Nicholas Burkill is instrumental in shaping strategy for clients embroiled in major fraud and commercial disputes. Peers deeply approve of an approach that 'combines force with judgment'. Chambers UK

Overview

Nick has vast experience representing clients in international disputes before the courts and in arbitrations.
  • Background

    Nick has significant expertise in civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and asset tracing cases that have usually involved interim freezing and disclosure orders.  He has represented clients in obtaining these orders and in resisting them.  He has acted in shareholder disputes, joint venture disputes, breach of confidence claims, the enforcement of post termination restrictive covenants and contractual disputes in a large number of sectors.

    Nick has in addition developed significant expertise in the conduct of internal investigations and in corruption issues, including advising clients on the development of anti-corruption procedures designed to comply with international standards.

    Nick was a member of the English Civil Procedure Rule Committee and working parties responsible for the preparation of the English court’s rules detailing e-discovery requirements and is expert on the tensions involved in cross-border discovery.

    Prior to joining Ogier in 2016, Nick was head of an international law firm's London Trial department and co-chair of that firm’s Anti-Corruption Practice Group.

    Admitted in:

    • England & Wales (1987) Solicitor Advocate (civil) (non practising)
    • BVI (2016)

    Memberships

    • Founder Anti-Fraud Network
    • Member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee 2002-2008
    • Member of the Chancery Court Users Committee 2011 - 2016
    • Committee member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association 2003-2012

    Recognition

    • Ranked by Chambers UK Guide – Fraud
    • Recommended by Legal 500 since 2011
    • Recognised by International Who’s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers, 2012-2016
    • Recognised by Super Lawyers UK
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  • Recognition

    Nicholas Burkill is instrumental in shaping strategy for clients embroiled in major fraud and commercial disputes. Peers deeply approve of an approach that 'combines force with judgment'. Chambers UK
    Recommended Legal 500, Caribbean, 2017
    An enormously experienced fraud litigator, with great depth of knowledge; intelligent and hardworking, with an excellent sense of humour. One of the best around. Legal 500