Sara-Jane Knock

Sara-Jane Knock: Attorney with Withers BVI
  • Associate at Withers BVI (279 Attorneys)
  • Little Denmark, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 145, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands VG1110
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Biography

Sara-Jane trained at Withers and is part of the litigation department in the firm's British Virgin Islands office, where she works on a wide range of matters from commercial, contractual and finance disputes to insolvency, fraud and asset tracing.

Highlights

•Acting for BVI court-appointed liquidators of multiple hedge funds, seeking recognition and recovery of assets in the US and Channel Islands
•Acting for a Russian oligarch in defence of the enforcement of a Russian judgment in the BVI
•Successfully acted for a BVI hedge fund in the removal of its investment manager and its liquidation
•Successfully acted for a Cyprus based trustee in defending beneficiary claims of $150m in the BVI Commercial Court
•Successfully acted for BVI companies in discharging a BVI Freezing Order in the sum of $15m obtained in the BVI to mirror an Order obtained in the English High Court
•Acted for the liquidators of the Kingate Funds - Madoff feeder funds

On a personal note

When not travelling the globe, Sara-Jane enjoys cooking, particularly baking very large and tasty cakes. Sara-Jane is also learning how to play the guitar - with mixed results!

Year joined

2007

News & publications

•Expiry of BVI Claim Form defeats US$ 30 million claim and Worldwide Freezing Order
•Reservation of rights preserves jurisdiction challenge
•Maybe I will arbitrate, maybe I won't - Anzen Limited and others v Hermes One Limited (British Virgin Islands)
•Update affecting BVI legal practitioners
•Recent changes to BVI legislation - limited disclosure of control and ownership
•A new dawn in BVI dispute resolution
•New BVI legal practitioners
•Withers wins validation of BVI Liquidators' appointment in ongoing battle against US Receiver
•Guiding you through letters of request in the BVI
•Offshore Withers in the BVI
•Investigate+
•Why the British Virgin Islands? A guide to setting up and doing business
•Summary of BVI company law
•Asset tracing in the BVI
•Guiding you through fraud investigation and asset tracing in the BVI
•Fraud+
•Guiding you through VISTA trusts
•Guide for directors of a company facing insolvency
•Guiding you through company searches in the BVI
•Guiding you through shareholder rights in the BVI
•Enforcing foreign judgments in the BVI
•Guiding you through disclosure in the BVI
•Guiding you through sham trusts
•Offshore... Withers in the British Virgin Islands
•Withers BVI - guide for directors facing insolvency
•Enforcing foreign judgments in the BVI
•Asset tracing in the British Virgin Islands

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Business
  • British Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Commercial litigation & arbitration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
284 494 4949  Phone
284 494 4947  Fax
www.withersworldwide.com/people/sara-jane-knock
University Attended:
University of St Andrews, M.A. International Relations
Law School Attended:
BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law; BPP Law School, L.P.C.
Year of First admission:
2011
Admission:
2011, England and Wales; 2012, British Virgin Islands
Memberships:

Memberships

•Solicitor Advocate of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
•Solicitor Advocate of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
•Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI) Limited

ISLN:
922379819

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