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Colin Riegels Partner
Banking & Finance
+65 3152 1934

Expertise and Professional Background

Colin Riegels is Global Head of Banking and Finance. His practice encompasses advising leading financial institutions and other clients on a wide range of credit and security issues. He also advises on offshore structuring and the offshore aspects of premium corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, takeovers and corporate restructurings. His recent practice has particularly focused upon insolvency and distressed debt, credit and security issues and derivatives. Colin has been involved in many of the largest financing transactions involving BVI vehicles, including a number of multi-billion US dollar debt financing transactions and joint ventures.

Before joining Harneys Colin practised as a barrister in London. He was formerly a judicial assistant (clerk) to Lord Woolf MR in the English Court of Appeal, and taught law at Oxford University.

Colin writes regularly on offshore finance and offshore structuring, and is also one of the general editors of British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, published by Sweet & Maxwell, now in its second edition.

Colin is a Notary Public of the British Virgin Islands.

Expertise

Banking and Finance
BVI
Cayman Islands
Restructuring and Insolvency
Anguilla
Shipping and Aircraft
Asia

Education & Admissions

Education
University of Oxford (BCL) 1997
Inns of Court School of Law 1996
University of Bristol (LLB) 1995
 
Bar Admissions
England and Wales 1996
British Virgin Islands 1999
Anguilla 2006

Publications

On 19 March 2014 the Commercial Court handed down its ruling in C v W Inc (BVIHC (Com) 2013/149). In that case a shareholder holding more than 30 per cent of the company’s shares tried to exercise its power to requisition a shareholder meeting... read more

Latest Deals

Harneys Hong Kong has advised the Camden Market group of companies (Camden Market), and their English counsel, Fladgate LLP, in connection with a more than £230 million (approximately US$383 million) refinancing provided by way of senior and... read more

Directories

Colin is regarded as a leading lawyer in the British Virgin Islands by major legal directories.

Recommended by 2014 IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer.
Chambers says he has "deep knowledge of BVI laws".
Legal 500 indicates he has "excellent business acumen".