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Harneys expands global Investment Funds practice with 2 key hires

17 October 2017

Harneys is pleased to announce the appointments of experienced funds practitioners Rob McIntyre and Daniella Skotnicki to its award-winning global investment funds team.
 
Rob, who joins as counsel in the firm’s London office, has over 20 years of offshore experience. Rob has acted for some of the world’s largest hedge funds and has advised managers from around the world on the structuring, operation and regulation of offshore funds. Former Chairman of the BVI Mutual Fund Practitioners Association, Rob joins Harneys from the London office of Lennox Paton where he was a partner; prior to that Rob was Managing Partner of Maples and Calder in the BVI. 
 
Daniella, who joins Harneys Cayman Islands office as a senior associate, is highly experienced in all aspects of closed-ended and open-ended fund formation, ongoing compliance, restructuring and termination and has worked with top tier investment managers and fund service providers as well as investors. Daniella brings a significant level of experience to the Investment Funds practice in Cayman which consists of 10 funds lawyers, including Daniella, and continues to increase its capabilities and prominence.  Daniella joins from Ogier in the Cayman Islands.
 
Jonathan Culshaw, Partner and Global Head of Harneys’ Investment Funds Group, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Rob and Daniella to the global funds team. Both are highly skilled and experienced lawyers and excellent additions to our award-winning teams in London and the Cayman Islands. This is an incredibly exciting time for Harneys as our global investment funds practice continues to gain significant traction, outpacing our competitors in key markets. We look forward to Rob and Daniella being a part of this.”
 
Harneys has 40 investment funds lawyers across its offices in London, Hong Kong, BVI, Shanghai, Cyprus, Singapore, Tokyo, Vancouver, Bermuda and Cayman. Recent recognition for Harneys’ Funds team includes being named Offshore Law Firm – Global by Hedgeweek and Best Offshore Law Firm at HFM’s Asia Fund Services Awards.
 
Harneys has experienced significant growth in recent years in and continues to establish itself as one of the world’s leading offshore firms.