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BVI Investment Funds


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Harneys is without question the market leader when it comes to investment funds in the BVI.

Overview

The only BVI law firm with a standalone Investment Funds Department, Harneys has three times the number of BVI funds lawyers than any other law firm. Our clients include the largest sponsors of BVI investment funds in the world, and we act for more than half of all BVI registered investment funds. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of the investment funds industry in the BVI, providing leadership in the development both of products such as the approved manager regime as well as responses to regulatory developments including FATCA and AIFMD.

While our leadership and experience in the industry set Harneys apart, many clients also appreciate our seamless suite of services. Our funds lawyers sit side-by-side with the funds team from our associated funds services business allowing us to provide integrated legal and administrative support to our funds clients. Our funds lawyers also work alongside the only dedicated regulatory practice in the BVI, providing regulated clients with essential legal support.
 

Services

  • Hedge fund and private equity fund formation
  • Fund structuring and restructuring
  • Manager and administrator formation
  • Manager and administrator transfers of control
  • Regulatory consents and fund investments

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Contacts

Oliver Bell
Oliver Bell

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Philip Graham
Philip Graham

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Ayana Hull
Ayana Hull

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Nadia Menezes
Nadia Menezes

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Natalie Bell
Natalie Bell

Senior Associate
British Virgin Islands
Mirza Manraj
Mirza Manraj

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Kimberly Seagojo
Kimberly Seagojo

Associate
British Virgin Islands
Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson

Associate
British Virgin Islands
Tatenda Gotosa
Tatenda Gotosa

Head of Fund Governance
British Virgin Islands
Publications

Webinars

Video: Directors' duties in the BVI 
Webinar: The BVI Incubator and Approved Funds 
The BVI’s Approved Manager regime: “Regulation light” for fund managers 

Articles & Updates

Launching an ICO in the British Virgin Islands  
BVI exempts certain categories of people from work permit requirements 
Shareholder activism – considerations for BVI companies 
BVI enacts legislation to change work permit fee calculation 
BVI's new beneficial ownership regime to take effect on 1 July 2017 
The global reach of the BVI as an investment funds jurisdiction 

Guides

Key benefits of using BVI structures 

Recent Experience

Harneys advises Aquamarine Fund on innovative zero management fee share class 
Harneys advises on the first global real estate crowdfunding platform in China 
Harneys advises on £1.1 billion sale of property management portfolio