Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Restructuring and Insolvency
Private Wealth & Trusts
Tax and Regulatory
Property and Real Estate
Shipping and Aircraft
Asian clients are free to transact with our lawyers in the language of their preference. We have lawyers that speak Cantonese and can read and write Chinese to a business level. Mandarin is spoken as well as Japanese, Behasa Melayu and Hakka.
Harneys 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, Singapore and Tokyo 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).
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).
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).
Our affiliated services company, Harneys Corporate Services (Asia) Limited, provides corporate, partnership and trust incorporation or formation services, as well as ongoing registered office, registered agent and other administrative support.
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.