Adenike Sicard has been practising law for over 18 years’ in the British Virgin Islands.  She is the Managing Partner of Sinclairs BVI and is the head of the Corporate and Commercial Department.  Adenike specialises in corporate and commercial matters, banking and finance, investment funds and regulatory, and real estate matters.  

 

Her practice involves her advising on corporate restructuring and financing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, establishing and advising on trusts, private trust companies and VISTA, Wills and succession planning, Probate applications, Company Restorations, establishing, restructuring and advising investment funds (including approved funds, incubator funds and approved managers).  Adenike has also advised BVI Companies in relation to listings on the Singapore Stock Exchange.  She frequently advises on compliance issues and on the Anti Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Laws and Regulations in the BVI.  She also deals with trademark registration and is a Registered Trade Mark Agent in the BVI.  She is a Notary Public in and for the British Virgin Islands, and the Legal Chair of the BVI Association of Compliance Officers.

 

Practice Areas

·        Banking and Finance

·        Corporate and Commercial

·        Trusts, Wills and Succession Planning

·        Investment Funds

·        Conveyancing/Real Property

 

Education

University of the West Indies (Bachelor of Law – Upper Class Honours)
Norma Manley Law School (Legal Education Certificate)
University of London (Post Graduate Diploma UK, US and European Law of Copyright)
University of Manchester (Graduate Diploma, International Compliance)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration)

 

Memberships

·        BVI Bar Association (2001)

·        Notary Public in the British Virgin Islands (2008)

·        Commissioner of Oath in the British Virgin Islands (2008)

·       BVI Association of Compliance Officers (2013)

·       Tortola Toastmasters (2003)

 

Admissions

British Virgin Islands (2000)
Jamaica (2000)
Anguilla (2005)

Speaking

An event Speaker at the BVI FSC and CFATF – Joint Compliance Conference – 23 October 2013

Panel Moderator – International Arbitration Conference, BVI, May 2015.

Language

·        English (Fluent)

·        Spanish (Intermediate Conversational)

 

She is also a co-founder of a local charity, Race For Charity, which organises 5k races (runs/walks), the proceeds of which are donated to charities.

 

Publications:

·        The BVI Financial Services Landscape Over the Last 35 Years

 

ADENIKE SICARD