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George Weston Senior Associate

Corporate & Commercial
+1 284 852 4333
+1 284 346 8189

Expertise and Professional Background

George Weston is a senior associate in Harneys’ Corporate and Commercial practice. He advises on all aspects of BVI corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, downstream private equity investments, joint ventures, public and private share offerings, takeovers and corporate reorganisations for clients within a wide range of industry sectors across the globe.

George has particular expertise working with leading law firms and private equity investors on cross-border corporate acquisitions and joint ventures with a technology or real estate element.

Highlights of George’s recent experience include acting as BVI legal counsel on the January 2016 merger of third-party logistics companies UTi Worldwide Inc and DSV, one of the largest takeovers of a publicly listed BVI company; and advising LeniGas Cuba Limited on its reverse takeover of Knowlton Capital Inc by way of a BVI scheme of arrangement in July 2016.

George joined Harneys in 2015, having previously spent seven years in the London office of Paul Hastings, an international law firm, where he worked on a number of high profile corporate transactions. While at Paul Hastings he also undertook a secondment at JP Morgan Chase in London.

Education & Admissions

Education
College of Law of England & Wales (LPC) 2008
Southampton Solent University (Graduate Diploma in Law) 2007
University of Southampton (BA) 2006
Bar Admissions
England & Wales 2010 (not practicing)
British Virgin Islands 2015

Expertise

BVI
Corporate and Commercial
BVI Corporate & Commercial

Publications

Harneys Partner Greg Boyd and Senior Associate George Weston discuss directors' duties in the BVI. read more

Latest Deals

Harneys has advised Road Town Wholesale Trading Ltd, a BVI-based retail and wholesale conglomerate, on the acquisition of 76.1 per cent of its issued shares by a wholly owned subsidiary of The North West Company Inc for a purchase price of approximately... read more