Laura S. Arthur
Laura Serwa Arthur, Hunte & Co. Law Chambers Managing Partner, brings more than 20 years experience to the firm, focusing on corporate and commercial transactions, real estate and conveyancing matters, and landlord/tenant issues. She also serves as Director of Hunte & Co. Services Limited.
After several years as a lawyer with global offshore firm Harney Westwood & Riegels (Harneys), Ms. Arthur joined Hunte & Co. in 2004, aligning herself with a firm that shares her philosophy that every client deserves personal attention and exceptional service. Ms. Arthur manifests this humanistic approach to the practice of law by remaining accessible and responsive to each client throughout the course of her representation, and beyond.
Her real estate-related work often involves conveyances of high value properties in the region, including luxury villas and high-end island resorts. In the area of banking and finance, Ms. Arthur has represented the BVI interests of parties in dozens of matters, including acting as BVI counsel for Unicomer Group during its $350 million international bond offering in 2017.
Ms. Arthur understands that dealing with legal challenges can be stressful for her clients and maintains a strong commitment to helping them understand the process. Her greatest strengths lie in seeking and finding practical solutions to complex issues and in listening carefully to the intentions and desired outcomes of all concerned, particularly when drafting agreements.
A native of Barbados, Ms. Arthur spent her grammar and secondary school years in the BVI before moving to the United States to attend university and law school. Admitted to the practice of law in both the BVI and Barbados, she makes her home in Atlanta, Georgia, traveling between Atlanta and her Road Town, Tortola office on a regular basis.
Civic-minded and dedicated to her community, she has served in leadership positions with the BVI Bar Association and the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town.
Ms. Arthur is an avid proponent of breast cancer research and awareness.
- Banking and Finance
- Corporate and Commercial Transactions
- Private Client
- Real Estate/Conveyancing
- Trusts and Estates
- University of the West Indies, Eugene Dupuch Law School, Nassau, Bahamas, Certificate of Legal Education, 2001
- Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Juris Doctor, 1997
Recipient of the John and Frieda Golden Award for Legal Writing, 1997
- DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, USA, Bachelor of Arts, 1994
- British Virgin Islands, 2001
- Barbados, 2001
- Secretary, BVI Bar Association, 2008 – 2009
- Vice President, Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town, 2010 – 2011
- Supporter, BVI Cancer Society