Shane Donovan

'A top-quality litigator who could succeed anywhere.'

— Legal 500, 2020

Shane Donovan



I’m a Partner in our BVI Litigation practice.

I'm a commercial litigation lawyer with specialist experience in complex international litigation, including fraud and asset recovery, insolvency, and corporate and shareholder disputes. I’m also experienced in obtaining urgent injunctions such as worldwide freezing orders and anti-suit injunctions, and Norwich Pharmacal (disclosure) orders.

Prior to joining Mourant Ozannes, I worked for Martin Kenney & Co in the BVI. I’ve also worked for PCB Litigation in London and Thynne & Macartney in Brisbane.

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to practice in the British Virgin Islands, 2012
  • Admitted to practice in England and Wales, 2008
  • Admitted to practice in Queensland, Australia, 2002 (currently non-practising)
  • Graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Pharmacology, 2000

What the directories say

Shane Donovan is described as an, "experienced and diligent litigator with in-depth experience of BVI insolvency legislation" by Chambers and Partners Global, 2021.

"A first-class act, Shane Donovan is one of the rising stars in the BVI litigation scene; his meticulous attention to detail, diligence and creativity are second to none.", Legal 500, 2020.

"Shane Donovan is a top-quality litigator who could succeed anywhere.", Legal 500, 2020. 

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