Legal Counsel

Requisition ID:  5997

Each one of us brings something different to Vistra, working as one team to deliver the right solution.That’s why our clients choose to work with us – the power of our combined skills makes us unstoppable.Vistra offers a unique platform for our clients and our people to seize the world of opportunities.At the heart of everything we do are our core values:Committing to clients, Working as ONE Vistra, Empowering people and Doing the Right thing.

Why Vistra


At Vistra, we believe our clients’ businesses and people can make a difference in the world. That’s why our work is focused on helping our clients act with confidence and speed to seize opportunity wherever it arises. As a global corporate service provider and fund administrator with more than 5,000 professionals in over 45 jurisdictions, we empower legal entities globally to work smarter, grow faster, act responsibly, protect capital and scale across borders — by doing what we do best: reducing risk and enhancing efficiency.


We support our clients over six sectors: Private Equity, Real Estate, Capital Markets, Corporate, Company Formation and Private Wealth and deliver value across three service lines:


  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Advisory and Transaction Support
  • Finance, Accounting and Administration


We grow when you grow, and we succeed when we work together across boundaries and borders, as one team. So, our promise to our clients is the same to you: working together, we will give you the confidence, the tools and the support to achieve your ambitions and leverage your unique skills — to seize your opportunity and help make a difference in the world.


You can also check out our LinkedIn Life page and our About us page to get a sense of Vistra’s culture and our values.


So, what do you think? If you are excited about working with us and think you can get the job done but not quite sure if you meet all the requirements 100%, we want to encourage you to give it a try OR have an informal chat with one of our Talent Acquisition representatives.   


Our opportunity for you:


Vistra British Virgin Islands is currently recruiting for a Legal Counsel


Purpose of the role:


(1) To expand the service offering of the Business Unit by on-boarding a person with the necessary advocacy skills required to pursue non-contentious court applications on behalf of our clients, (2) to assist with the growing portfolio of corporate law assignments within the Business Unit.  


Key responsibilities:


  • To represent the BU’s clients in non-contentious/ ex-parte court applications before the BVI courts.
  • To engage with and advise the BU’s clients on all aspects of law relating to their court applications to include applications relating to grants of probate/ letters of administration
  • To assist with marketing the BU’s legal services, including but not limited to court application services.
  • To assist with corporate law assignments within the BU as the need arises.
  • To assist the Director of Legal Services in the execution of her duties as and when required.



     Attributes & Skills:


  • Excellent advocacy skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Most be able to work independently
  • Diligence and attention to detail
  • Creative problem-solving ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and client-facing skills
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Confidence and great negotiating skills
  • Computer literate



Relevant experience:


  • Attorney-at-Law with 4-6 years PQE in a commonwealth jurisdiction and/ or at least three years practice experience practice familiarity of BVI law
  • Prior experience practising at the BVI Bar is an asset


Education/Professional Qualifications:


  • Bachelors of Law (LL.B.)
  • Certificate of Legal Education or equivalent post graduate professional certification form a recognised institution in the British Commonwealth
  • Qualification must meet the requirements for admission to practice law in the BVI


Join US!


Our promise to our clients is simple: we help them seize opportunity and make a difference in the world. It’s the same to you.


Make a difference — seize your world of opportunity with Vistra!

















Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We’re passionate about Diversity and Inclusion at Vistra.We believe that everyone is equal and unique, and by embracing diversity it makes us better company.This creates an environment where anyone, from any background, can do their best work; Vistra is for the ambitious, the entrepreneurial, the bold.



Department:  Advisory (B108209)

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