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Vanessa S. Fennell

About Vanessa S. Fennell

Vanessa S. Fennell is a Partner in Elliott-Hamilton Law and her practice areas include Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Banking, Securities, Digital Assets, Insolvency, Mergers and Acquisitions, Trusts, Estates and Real Estate.


She holds a Master of Laws Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law and is a Certified Legal Project Practitioner. She is admitted to practice in Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia and has substantive experience in onshore, offshore and cross-border corporate finance valued at over US 900 Million Dollars. She has been recognized by Chambers and Partners in their 2022 and 2023 guides for General Business Law in St. Kitts and Nevis.


Vanessa has a passion for outreach and charity and she has served numerous non-profit organisations. She is currently a member of the Rotary Club of St. Lucia.


Confidential Client: Advising offshore broker-dealers, investment firm and insurance firms on the regulatory position and licensing regime relating to marketing, offering and provision of services relating to securities, banking and insurance services to residents and regulated entities in St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Lucia.


Confidential Client: Advising on the entry of a Nevis International Business Corporation into an offshore law facility valued at US 170 million dollars and secured by a pledge of offshore assets for the purpose of investing in a diversified portfolio including securities and foreign exchange trading.


Confidential Client: Advising on the regulatory regime relating to the marketing and use of money transfer and cryptocurrencies trading apps for the purpose of trading cryptocurrencies offshore and from within Saint Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda.


Confidential Client: conducting due diligence and advising on the cross-border financing of a US 55 million dollars public-private partnership project involving an onshore entity and financed by an offshore lender.


Confidential Client: Advising offshore lenders on enforcement of foreign judgments, arbitration awards and multi-jurisdictional freezing orders.


Confidential Client: Advising on the enforceability of sovereign guarantees in cross-border lending for onshore projects valued at up to US 250 million dollars.


Confidential Clients: advising on cross-border restructurings valued at up to US 900 million dollars.


Bar Admissions:
Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia


Master of Laws, (LL.M), University of the West Indies Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Hons.) University of the West Indies

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