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Our Chinese name means Justice and Strength. Justice reflects the firm’s collegiate and meritocratic environment where the progression of our attorneys is based solely on their ability and hard work. Strength was chosen because over half of our lawyers in Asia have more than 10 years experience as practising attorneys and our senior lawyers are experts in their respective fields.

Overview

Harneys’ Hong Kong and Singapore offices are the focal points of our expanding British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands legal practice in Asia.

Onshore lawyers and other clients based in Asia work to demanding timeframes and we believe that an office weighted towards senior experienced lawyers who can provide rapid and high level advice is essential. Our office structure allows us to ensure that a senior lawyer works on all matters to guarantee quality of advice and service and to provide a constant point of contact for clients.

Chinese clients are free to transact with our lawyers in the language of their preference. Several of our lawyers speak Cantonese and Mandarin and can read and write Chinese to a business level.

BVI transactional practice

Colin RiegelsHarneys has been the leading firm for BVI law for decades; we helped write the commercial law and no other firm comes close to our collective expertise. Lawyers from our Hong Kong and Singapore offices advise on a wide range of matters covering the core transactional practice areas including banking and finance, capital markets, corporate, trusts and investment funds. We are regularly instructed by a majority of the world's leading onshore practices and financial institutions.

For more information about our BVI transactional practice contact Colin Riegels (pictured above).

Cayman transactional practice

Lisa Pearce

Harneys' Cayman transactional practice in Asia advises on banking and finance, corporate, capital markets, funds and trusts matters. We have particular expertise on the establishment and maintenance of all types of closed and open ended Cayman Islands funds and the structuring of downstream corporate transactions for private equity and venture capital funds. Through a team of expert senior lawyers we offer the very highest level of advice and service and a credible and cost-effective alternative to the larger Cayman practices.

For more information about our Cayman Islands practice in Hong Kong contact Jonathan Culshaw or Lisa Pearce (pictured above).

BVI and Cayman litigation and restructuring

Our Litigation and Restructuring Department in Hong Kong undertakes all aspects of litigation in BVI and Cayman Islands courts including shareholders disputes, just and equitable windings up, insolvency proceedings, corporate restructurings, contentious trusts disputes and asset tracing/enforcement. All pleadings, drafting, and advocacy can be done by lawyers in our Hong Kong office. For emergency injunctions our lawyers work closely with our BVI and Cayman based litigators and use the time zones to provide 24 hour service to ensure no assets are wrongfully dissipated pending the final resolution at trial.

For more information about BVI and Cayman Litigation and Restructuring contact Ian Mann (pictured above).

Corporate and fiduciary services

Our affiliated services company, Harneys Asia (Offshore) Limited (HAOL) provides corporate, partnership and trust incorporation or formation services, as well as ongoing registered office, registered agent and other administrative support. HAOL is part of Harneys Services.

Additional services

The Asian offices also provide clients with a real time interface for Harneys' Anguilla and Cyprus law practices and its British Virgin Islands intellectual property, regulatory, private client and shipping practices.

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Hong Kong Litigation

Our litigation and restructuring department in Hong Kong undertakes all aspects of litigation in BVI and Cayman Islands courts including shareholders disputes, just and equitable windings up, insolvency proceedings, corporate restructurings, contentious...Read More

Contacts

Jonathan Culshaw
Jonathan Culshaw

Managing Partner
Hong Kong
Ian Mann
Ian Mann

Partner
Hong Kong
Lisa Pearce
Lisa Pearce

Partner
Singapore
Colin Riegels
Colin Riegels

Partner
Singapore
Matt Roberts
Matt Roberts

Partner
Hong Kong
Shari Hawke
Shari Hawke

Counsel
Singapore
Arigen  Liang
Arigen Liang

Counsel
Hong Kong
Marc Parrott
Marc Parrott

Counsel
Hong Kong
Sailaja  Alla
Sailaja Alla

Senior Associate
Cayman Islands
Monica Chu
Monica Chu

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Ellie Crespi-McCarthy
Ellie Crespi-McCarthy

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths

Senior Associate
Singapore
Vanisha Harjani
Vanisha Harjani

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Peter Huth-Wallis
Peter Huth-Wallis

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Irena Wu
Irena Wu

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Jayesh Chatlani
Jayesh Chatlani

Associate
Hong Kong
Laura Cooper
Laura Cooper

Associate
Hong Kong
Lucy Hickmet
Lucy Hickmet

Associate
Hong Kong
Cristine Lam
Cristine Lam

Associate
Hong Kong
Stephentica Lee
Stephentica Lee

Associate
Hong Kong
Jennifer Maughan
Jennifer Maughan

Associate
Hong Kong
Alexandra Murphy
Alexandra Murphy

Associate
Hong Kong
Zitian  Ng
Zitian Ng

Associate
Singapore
Phoebe Seers
Phoebe Seers

Associate
Hong Kong
Adrienne Chan
Adrienne Chan

Legal Assistant
Hong Kong
Joanne Lau
Joanne Lau

Legal Assistant
Hong Kong
Raymond Ng
Raymond Ng

Legal Assistant
Hong Kong
Anna Tam
Anna Tam

Legal Assistant
Hong Kong
Publications

Articles & Updates

BVI advice necessary in relation to BVI company claims: Wong v Wang  
Offshore Litigation Tools for Local Disputes 

Guides

Guide for Hong Kong clients on obtaining BVI grants of probate  

Recent Experience

Harneys acts as Cayman counsel in acquisition financing 
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