Corporate and finance lawyer Claire McConway has been appointed of counsel within the British Virgin Islands (BVI) practice of multi-jurisdictional offshore law firm Carey Olsen. 

In this London-based role, Ms McConway will focus on developing the firm’s Russian practice.

Previously, Ms McConway practised corporate law for nine years at leading international UK and US firms in London, advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and equity capital markets work. 

She subsequently spent four years with an offshore law firm in Bermuda, Moscow and London where she was responsible for running the Moscow office before relocating to London in 2013.

Ms McConway has particular expertise in corporate and finance transactions involving Russia and the CIS, which often utilise BVI companies. She instructed on many of the most noteworthy Russian deals in recent years.

Managing partner of Carey Olsen’s BVI office Clinton Hempel said: ‘Claire’s significant track record in international deals and her depth of BVI expertise will be a valuable resource for our global client base and for our clients in Russia and the CIS utilising the BVI.’

Ms McConway said: ‘Carey Olsen’s reputation for excellence and its commitment to developing the global reach of its BVI business appeal to me. I am excited to be joining this dynamic and talented team.’