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Harneys grows with lawyer hires across major practices in BVI

13 June 2017

Harneys has hired lawyers across two of its major practices in the BVI. Christopher Pease joins the firm’s Litigation team and Joshua Mangeot joins the Corporate & Commercial practice. 

Colin Riegels, Managing Partner of Harneys BVI, commented: “2017 has been a strong growth year for us and our clients, and we are delighted that Chris and Josh are joining us.  They are all excellent lawyers with strong legal pedigree who we have every confidence will help us continue to build on that growth.”

Christopher Pease joins as an associate in Harneys’ BVI Litigation practice. He specialises in advising on complex and high value disputes as well as contentious regulatory matters, and his expertise encompasses financial disputes, contractual disputes, civil fraud, asset recovery and internal investigations. He has also advised on several settlement negotiations, including at mediation. Christopher previously practiced as a solicitor for over 7 years in London, and joins from Linklaters, where he was a Managing Associate.

Joshua Mangeot joins as an associate in Harneys’ BVI Corporate & Commercial practice. Joshua has broad experience in company and partnership law, reorganisations, banking and finance, private equity and collective investment vehicles, financial regulation, regulatory investigations and commercial disputes. He has a particular interest in complex cross-border transactions and joint ventures, natural resources and telecommunications in emerging markets, private equity acquisitions and company law aspects of contentious settlements. Joshua has practised BVI law since 2014 and, prior to moving offshore, was an associate at Slaughter and May.

Harneys is the largest and longest established law firm in the BVI and the largest professional services employer on the island. The firm has been at the forefront of the island’s development into a leading international financial services centre, and fields a leading team of litigation, private client, funds, corporate and finance lawyers within the BVI and across the firm’s global network of offices.

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