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Litigation


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Harneys has been at the forefront of the development of offshore jurisprudence for decades and have been involved in the most significant global disputes winning keynote victories for our clients and often helping shape the law.

Overview

We are dominant in our field with a growing team which spans the BVI, Cayman, Bermuda, Hong Kong and London. We have a reputation for providing clear, accurate and timely advice to our clients and our work is almost exclusively connected with high-profile, multi-jurisdictional, commercial and insolvency disputes. 

We have acted, and continue to act, for some of the world’s largest corporations including Alfa, Zolfo Cooper, Barclays, HSBC, Grant Thornton, Credit Suisse, Rusal, BP, TNK and Sibneft, as well as the world’s leading law firms. Our specialists in BVI, Bermuda, London, Cyprus, Cayman, Hong Kong and Singapore ensure that we provide bespoke and effective solutions to our clients across all time zones.


Services

  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Company advice
  • Claims against directors
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Trust litigation
  • Distressed funds
  • Banking and contractual disputes
  • Insurance
  • Property and employment disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Administrative law and judicial review
  • IP disputes

 

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BVI Litigation & Insolvency

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Cayman Litigation & Insolvency

Harneys has the fastest growing litigation and insolvency practice in the Cayman Islands.  We are regularly instructed in some of the most high profile and complex matters before the Cayman Islands courts.Read More

Distressed Funds

Harneys has been at the forefront of the development of offshore jurisprudence in the area of distressed funds and has acted on one side or another of the major hedge fund litigation matters to emerge in Cayman, BVI and Bermuda in recent years.Read More

Hong Kong Litigation

As the first offshore legal firm to practice in Asia, Harneys serves as the premier expert in Hong Kong offshore law. Read More

Investigations, Corporate Crime and Fraud

Our experts in investigations, corporate crime and fraud advise clients on all aspects of civil, criminal and regulatory risk in the BVI, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Anguilla. We advise and act in regulatory investigations, enforcement...Read More

London Litigation

Harneys has the largest team of BVI qualified commercial and civil litigation attorneys in the world and one of the fastest growing litigation practices in the Cayman Islands. Read More

Restructuring and Insolvency

Harneys has been at the forefront of the development of offshore jurisprudence in the field of restructuring and insolvency for decades and our restructuring and insolvency practice leads the offshore market in both global reach and expertise.Read More

Contacts

Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite

Managing Partner
London
Marc Kish
Marc Kish

Partner
Cayman Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann

Partner
Hong Kong
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Lilla Zuill
Lilla Zuill

Managing Partner
Bermuda
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child

Partner
London
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Madeleine Heal
Madeleine Heal

Partner
Cayman Islands
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman

Partner
Cayman Islands
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord

Partner
London
James Noble
James Noble

Partner
Hong Kong
William  Peake
William Peake

Partner
London
Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers

Partner
Hong Kong
Joanne Verbiesen
Joanne Verbiesen

Partner
Hong Kong
Jessica  Williams
Jessica Williams

Partner
Cayman Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood

Head of Litigation & Insolvency
Bermuda
Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Hazelann Hannaway
Hazelann Hannaway

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Jayesh Chatlani
Jayesh Chatlani

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Kimberly K. Crabbe-Adams
Kimberly K. Crabbe-Adams

Senior Associate
British Virgin Islands
Shuvra Deb
Shuvra Deb

Senior Associate
British Virgin Islands
James Elliott
James Elliott

Senior Associate
Cayman Islands
Francesca Gibbons
Francesca Gibbons

Senior Associate
London
Paula Kay
Paula Kay

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Deirdre  MacNamara
Deirdre MacNamara

Senior Associate
London
Paul Madden
Paul Madden

Senior Associate
Cayman Islands
Marcia McFarlane
Marcia McFarlane

Senior Associate
British Virgin Islands
Katie Pearson
Katie Pearson

Senior Associate
Cayman Islands
Mark  Rowlands
Mark Rowlands

Senior Associate
British Virgin Islands
Aleisha  Brown
Aleisha Brown

Associate
Cayman Islands
Laura De Heer
Laura De Heer

Associate
Hong Kong
Tom  De Vecchi
Tom De Vecchi

Associate
Cayman Islands
Marisa  Efstathiou
Marisa Efstathiou

Associate
Cyprus
Kisha Frett
Kisha Frett

Associate
British Virgin Islands
Ronan Gallagher
Ronan Gallagher

Associate
Cayman Islands
James Granby
James Granby

Associate
Hong Kong
Lachlan  Greig
Lachlan Greig

Associate
Cayman Islands
Lucy Hickmet
Lucy Hickmet

Associate
Hong Kong
Grainne King
Grainne King

Associate
Cayman Islands
Gemma Lardner
Gemma Lardner

Associate
Cayman Islands
Natalie Lee
Natalie Lee

Associate
Hong Kong
Johime Lee
Johime Lee

Associate
Hong Kong
Alexandra Murphy
Alexandra Murphy

Associate
Hong Kong
Fleur O'Driscoll
Fleur O'Driscoll

Associate
Hong Kong
Anna Maria Pampaka
Anna Maria Pampaka

Associate
Cyprus
Christopher Pease
Christopher Pease

Associate
British Virgin Islands
Marie Skelly
Marie Skelly

Associate
Hong Kong
David Smith
David Smith

Associate
Hong Kong
Michael Snape
Michael Snape

Associate
Hong Kong
Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson

Associate
British Virgin Islands
Dhanshuklal Vekaria
Dhanshuklal Vekaria

Associate
Cayman Islands
Rebecca King
Rebecca King

Professional Support Lawyer
Hong Kong
Andreas Erotocritou
Andreas Erotocritou

Consultant
Cyprus
Ioulios Yiordamlis
Ioulios Yiordamlis

Consultant
Cyprus
Alice Wilson
Alice Wilson

Litigation Project Manager
Hong Kong
Wing Lam
Wing Lam

Legal Manager
Hong Kong
Charles Wong
Charles Wong

Legal Manager
Hong Kong
Publications

Webinars

Dissenting Shareholder Claims in Cayman 
Interim Measures in the BVI 

Articles & Updates

The Pacific Andes saga: forum shopping, Chapter 11 and just and equitable winding up 
Managing and resolving hedge fund and private equity fund disputes 
BVI adopts guidelines for communication and cooperation between courts 
BVI Court protects basic rights of persons subject to tax investigations 
Arbitration in the BVI: an introduction 
​Drafting the perfect arbitration clause 

Guides

Key benefits of using BVI structures 

Recent Experience

Harneys shortlisted for Deal of the Year award for restructuring work 
Harneys advises on US$2.5 billion Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd restructuring 
Case Update: Alhamrani v Alhamrani 
Liquidation of C-Mobile Services 
Novel BVI litigation related to world’s largest Bitcoin exchange 
Harneys secures key decision before the ECSC Court of Appeal