Irish lawyer to lead Dentons in British Virgin Islands
Irish lawyer Stuart Cullen has been appointed by global law firm Dentons as managing partner of its British Virgin Islands office.
Mr Cullen graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) and called to the Irish bar in 2005, before relocating to London and then the Caribbean.
He joins Dentons from the litigation department of the largest law firm in the British Virgin Islands, where he was a partner.
Mr Cullen was admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 2015 and has since become a prolific litigator in the region.
He has a particular interest in the Latin American market and in recent years has acted as British Virgin Islands counsel in several of the largest Brazilian restructuring cases.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Cullen said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead Dentons’ expansion into a full-service offering in the British Virgin Islands.
“Dentons’ global network is second to none and provides exciting opportunities for the British Virgin Islands dispute resolution market and the jurisdiction as a whole.
“I am looking forward to working with our team not just in the British Virgin Islands, but throughout the Latin America and Caribbean region and, indeed, worldwide.”
Dustin Delany, chair and regional managing partner of Dentons in the Caribbean, said: “Adding someone of Stuart’s calibre to our regional team speaks volumes of our ability to continue to attract top tier talent to better serve our clients and establish Dentons as the premier law firm in the Caribbean.
“I look forward to not only working with him in furthering the growth of our British Virgin Islands office but also leveraging his wealth of experience in continuing to build out the region’s top insolvency and restructuring practice as he will play a key role as this progresses.”