Jeffrey Kirk is the managing partner of the Appleby British Virgin Islands
office and he leads the BVI office Corporate Practice Group. He advises on public and private M&A,
capital markets, banking & finance, investment funds & services, private equity, (re)insurance and
other corporate matters. He is also the global head of the Appleby Islamic Finance Practice Group. Jeffrey
has worked in the Appleby London, Bermuda, Hong Kong and BVI offices and has extensive experience advising
on the laws of the BVI, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
His pre-Appleby experience includes being in practice at leading London
law firms, in-house counsel at Lloyd´s of London and at an international asset management group and general
counsel for a leading underwriting firm.
Jeffrey is a frequent speaker and panellist at seminars and conferences
including AFSIC (Africa Financial Services Investment Conference, London), Business BVI Outlook, the Fund
Forum Asia, Islamic Finance News Hong Kong Road Show, Business Bermuda and the Islamic Real Estate World
Asia Conference. He is often interviewed and invited to write articles on all aspects of offshore finance,
hedge funds, (re)insurance, SPVs and other corporate issues and has contributed to numerous publications
including The Lawyer, the Hedge Fund Journal, China Offshore, Banking Today, Bloomberg; Asia Insurance
Review, Middle East Insurance Review, Legal Week, Business Today, the Bermuda Royal Gazette and the China
Business Law Journal. He is a co-author of the BVI chapter of the Asset Management Review.
His memberships include being a member of the Hong Kong Insurance Law
Association, the Bermuda Bar Association, the Law Society of Hong Kong (registered foreign lawyer), the Law
Society of England & Wales (non-practicing) and the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (South Africa)
(non-practicing) and he is also admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
(British Virgin Islands).
In the 2020 Chambers Global listings, Jeffrey was regarded by commentators
as a “sensible operator” and was held in high regard for his depth of knowledge and long-standing client
relationships. IFLR1000 2020 has ranked Jeffrey as “highly regarded”.