British Virgin Islands
Expertise and Professional Background
Claire Goldstein is a partner in our BVI Litigation and Insolvency team. She joined Harneys in 2014 after having spent five years at another leading BVI law firm. She has extensive experience of complex multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, fraud and insolvency matters and has worked with a wide variety of clients. Claire has also represented clients in the BVI Courts on a number of interlocutory applications including urgent applications for interim relief.
Prior to moving offshore Claire worked at Slaughter and May and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2004. Claire was also a lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford.
Claire is recommended by Chambers and Legal 500 and is a member of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.
University of Oxford (BCL) 2003
European University Institute (LLM) 2002
University of Leeds (LLB) 2001
England and Wales 2004
British Virgin Islands 2009
Chambers and Partners: Claire is “a great advocate” and “a good opponent” who takes a discerning approach to the merits of each case. She has particular experience relating to investment fund litigation and the obtaining of emergency freezing injunctions and Chambers states: “She's clearly very, very clever, conscientious and hard-working. If you've got a difficult or complicated case, she's just the person you want on your team.”
Legal 500: Claire is recommended and is described as “eloquent, charming and knowledgeable” and is noted for “steely resolve to achieve the best for her clients”.
Who's Who Legal, 2017: Claire is recognised as being amongst the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers. As sources maintain, “She is a commercial, savvy, persuasive advocate, particularly suited to large and complex cases.”