Mourant further strengthens BVI team with new Litigation Partner
Leading disputes specialist, and former Memery Crystal partner, Jenni Jenkins, has joined Mourant as a Partner in the BVI Litigation practice.
Jenni's career spans nearly 20 years, and includes roles at Dawsons and Clifford Chance. She specialises in commercial fraud and insolvency and has broad experience of interim relief applications and jurisdictional issues. Jenni also regularly deals with director breach of duty claims and reviewable transactions in an insolvency context, as well as shareholder disputes.
Jenni will be an integral member of the firm's global Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring team which is widely known for playing a leading role in some of the largest, high-profile, cross-border insolvency-related cases in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. Current BVI mandates include acting for the joint liquidators of the two Kingate Funds, one of the largest Madoff related liquidations, as well as acting on behalf of the receivers and managers appointed over Emmerson International Corporation.
Jenni joins fellow BVI-based litigation partners, Eleanor Morgan and Shane Donovan, and will also work in close collaboration with the firm's market-leading Litigation practices in the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and London to deliver a seamless service to the firm's clients in North America, Europe and Asia.
Christopher Harlowe, Co-Head of Mourant's Litigation practice said: "We're delighted to welcome Jenni to Mourant. Building our BVI Litigation practice, which continues to go from strength to strength, is an important part of our international growth strategy for our global Litigation practice. Jenni's experience and expertise will complement our existing global capabilities."
Mourant BVI Managing Partner and Head of BVI Litigation, Eleanor Morgan, added: "Jenni's arrival demonstrates continued investment in our BVI Litigation practice, which has experienced a period of sustained growth and success, as well as our commitment to the BVI as a jurisdiction".
The news of Jenni's appointment follows the recent appointment of Ian Montgomery, who joined Mourant as Partner and BVI Corporate Practice Head in May.
Commenting on her appointment, Jenni said: "I've worked alongside Mourant over a number of years and been consistently impressed. I'm delighted to be joining Eleanor, Shane and the BVI team at this exciting time."