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Adrian Francis

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Adrian is a partner of Maples and Calder's Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team in the Maples Group's British Virgin Islands office.  He specializes in complex international commercial litigation and dispute resolution.  Adrian has considerable case management and advocacy experience at the interlocutory, trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation.


Adrian joined the Maples Group in 2017, following a career spanning almost 30 years at the London Bar, where he specialised in commercial chancery litigation, company law, corporate / personal insolvency, civil fraud / asset tracing and trusts. Adrian has been recommended in the Legal 500 as a 'Leading Individual' and clients describe him as 'a really safe pair of hands'.


Dispute Resolution & Insolvency


1988 – Called to the Bar of England and Wales (currently unregistered)

2003 – Admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)


University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, LLB, 1986

Wadham College, University of Oxford, UK, BCL, 1987

Inns of Court School of Law, London, 1988


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