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Merrick Ricardo Watson
Lawyer
BVI
Commerce House, Waterfront Drive
Road Town, Tortola VG 1110
British Virgin Islands
+1 284 852 1603
BVI
Commerce House, Waterfront Drive
Road Town, Tortola VG 1110
British Virgin Islands
+1 284 852 1603

Merrick Watson focuses his practice on civil disputes, insolvency litigation and international judgment enforcement. He advises clients on matters that involve both onshore and offshore jurisdictions, including civil fraud cases, asset recovery and debtor-creditor disputes.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Watson practiced at Martin Kenney & Co. Solicitors, where he worked on complex commercial litigation and cross-border insolvency matters.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Watson served as a judicial assistant for High Court Judge His Lordship Justice Ephraim Georges and as Legal Intern at the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal headquartered in Saint Lucia.

Admissions

  • Legal Practitioner, British Virgin Islands
  • Attorney, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Attorney, Barbados
  • Attorney, Grenada
  • Barrister, St. Christopher and Nevis
  • Barrister, St. Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Barrister, High Court of the Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Attorney, High Court of Justice – State of Saint Lucia
  • Attorney, Supreme Court of Judicature of Jamaica

Education

  • Norman Manley Law School, Legal Education Certificate
  • The University of the West Indies, LLB
  • The University of the West Indies, MSc
  • The University of the West Indies, BSc

 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialist Association, Member
  • INSOL International, Member
  • BVI Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, "British Virgin Islands" (The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review 7th Edition , 2020)
  • Author, “Relief from Sanction, Extension of Time and the Reception of English Law in the OECS: Is the Law in a State of Flux?” (The West Indian Law Journal, Volume 38 (1 &2), October 2013)

Credentials

Admissions

  • Legal Practitioner, British Virgin Islands
  • Attorney, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Attorney, Barbados
  • Attorney, Grenada
  • Barrister, St. Christopher and Nevis
  • Barrister, St. Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Barrister, High Court of the Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Attorney, High Court of Justice – State of Saint Lucia
  • Attorney, Supreme Court of Judicature of Jamaica

Education

  • Norman Manley Law School, Legal Education Certificate
  • The University of the West Indies, LLB
  • The University of the West Indies, MSc
  • The University of the West Indies, BSc

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialist Association, Member
  • INSOL International, Member
  • BVI Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, "British Virgin Islands" (The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review 7th Edition , 2020)
  • Author, “Relief from Sanction, Extension of Time and the Reception of English Law in the OECS: Is the Law in a State of Flux?” (The West Indian Law Journal, Volume 38 (1 &2), October 2013)