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Anguilla


Expertise > Jurisdictional Expertise > Anguilla
Harneys has been part of the Anguillan legal infrastructure since 1998, during which time we have focussed on the development of the jurisdiction’s insolvency and regulatory infrastructure and assisted with the most complex cross-border corporate and litigious matters to touch the jurisdiction. 

Overview

Harneys has practiced Anguillan law since 1998 and currently has 10 qualified lawyers. Our focus in Anguilla is on working with the regulators and legislators to build a legislative environment which minimises the legal risks of counterparties dealing with Anguillan entities on a cross-border basis, and on advising those counterparties on transactional and insolvency risks.  

We were instrumental in establishing close-out netting and collateral opinions for Anguilla with industry organisations, and our multi-jurisdictional credit risk management team remains the only offshore practice specialising in insolvency issues in relation to derivatives, repo, securities lending and prime brokerage documentation.  

Our regulatory team focusses on the changing landscape for investment managers and insurers and works closely with the Anguillan regulators to establish certainty and minimise risk for market participants.

At a transactional level, our focus is on assisting with complex cross-border matters, and we have advised on many of the jurisdiction's most substantial lending and leveraged M&A transactions, drafted the documentation for the only Anguillan law governed bond issuance and been involved in the most significant cross-border disputes involving Anguillan entities. 

Our recent Anguilla experience includes acting for the liquidators of the Cap Jaluca Hotel and advising HSH Nordbank AG in relation to amendments to a US$221 million property financing deal relating to The Pinnacle in London. We continue to provide close-out and netting opinions to members of ISDA, ICMA and SLRC, as well as many key market participants including Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, Nomura, BNP Paribas, HSBC and Citibank.

Contacts

Russell Willings
Russell Willings

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Peter Tarn
Peter Tarn

Chairman
British Virgin Islands
Colin Riegels
Colin Riegels

Managing Partner
British Virgin Islands
Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall
Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Sheila George
Sheila George

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Rachel Graham
Rachel Graham

Partner
London
Johann E. Henry
Johann E. Henry

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Michelle Frett-Mathavious
Michelle Frett-Mathavious

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths

Counsel
Singapore
Hamish Masson
Hamish Masson

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Publications

Articles & Updates

Anguilla snapshot: options and advantages 
Three key facts about International Financial Centres 
Backdating contracts and other documents and instruments 
Overview of Anguillan Company Law 
Anguilla publishes draft bill for new insolvency legislation 

Recent Experience

Harneys advises derivatives marketplace provider on remote access to exchange operations 
Harneys provides BVI and Anguillan advice to telecoms operator