Press Release

Commercial Court Division
The Courts
Release Date:
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 3:58pm

The Honorable Mr. Malcolm Davis-White, Queen’s Counsel (QC), has been appointed to act as Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court assigned to the Commercial Division in the Territory of the Virgin Islands, with effect from October 12 until December 2.

Recognising the value of an effective and efficient judiciary to the Territory's commercial sector, including the financial services industry, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE said, “The appointment of the additional judges to the Court keeps pace with ensuring that our court system handles matters expeditiously, economically and in a timely manner which will maintain the efficiency of the court.”

Justice Davis-White QC, is a barrister at XXIV Old Buildings, a leading commercial/commercial chancery chambers known for its pre-eminence in international and offshore work, according to his biographical note.

He has wide ranging commercial experience, both contentious and non-contentious.  Known as a first rate company silk, he specialises in directors’ duties.  He also acts and advises in all other fields of company and commercial law including shareholder disputes, corporate fraud and asset recovery, reductions of capital and schemes of arrangement. 

He has expertise in LLPs, Industrial and Provident Societies, insolvency (both corporate and personal), financial services, insurance business transfer schemes and commercial disputes. 

In addition, he undertakes all forms of regulatory work including listing rules, directors’ disqualification, public interest winding up proceedings, insolvency practitioner tribunals, FSA tribunals and VAT carousel schemes.

Justice Davis-White QC works in the UK and also abroad, dealing with matters in Hong Kong, Guernsey and the United States of America.

His publications include, ‘Kerr and Hunter on Receivers and Administrators’ (with Professor Sandra Frisby) 19th Edition; ‘Directors Disqualification and Insolvency Restrictions’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 2010) 3rd Edition – he is also a contributor to Atkins Court Forms Volume 9 (Companies – general) (Companies – insolvency).

Additionally, Justice Davis-White QC is involved in a number of pro bono activities.

Justice Davis-White QC is one of a number of eminent London silks to sit as a visiting Judge of the commercial court in BVI. He will join His Lordship Justice Gerhard Wallbank on the bench in ensuring the court is able to meet the demand for commercial matters to be dealt with justly and efficiently.


Colene A. Penn

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