Hélène Anne Lewis

Hélène Anne Lewis
Office:
Magnolia Chambers
Harbour House, Waterfront Drive
VG1110
City:
Tortola
Country:
British Virgin Islands
Tel:
+1 284 494 4367

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Private Client: Lawyers

Hélène Anne Lewis is a national of Trinidad and Tobago and an English-qualified lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience who has been practising in the BVI since 1990. She is the founding partner of SimonetteLewis, a boutique law practice that serves as BVI legal advisers on property, trust, probate and corporate matters involving BVI structures. With her litigation partner, she has also appeared in several high-value trust and civil litigation matters in the commercial division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. She has presented to several conferences on trust, compliance and corporate issues around the world and is member emeritus of the organising committee of one of the trust industry’s most successful conferences – the STEP Caribbean Conference, which she has chaired twice in her capacity as chairman of the BVI branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

After admission to the Bar at Gray’s Inn, England, the former Hélène Anne Simonette returned to Trinidad where she was at various times, state counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers, and legal adviser to the Ombudsman and to the Leader of the Opposition. After having been the senior Crown counsel and occasionally the acting attorney general of the Turks and Caicos Islands, she joined a prominent BVI law firm in 1990 and established her own practice, SimonetteLewis, in February 2007. Mrs Lewis has served as president of the BVI Bar Association, of which she was previously secretary and vice president. She also served as secretary, treasurer and vice president of the OECS Bar Association, a regional association of the Bar Associations of the nine countries which comprise the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. She has served as a member of the council and board of directors of STEP, and in November 2012 was elected as the Society’s worldwide chair. She was re-elected to the post in November 2013 and stood down in November 2014. She is a former vice president of STEP Worldwide and former director of BVI Finance Limited.

WWL says: Hélène Anne Lewis is an extremely experienced lawyer who impresses sources with her standout work on domestic and international matters relating to trust, asset and probate issues.

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