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Hamish Masson Counsel

Banking & Finance
+1 284 852 2578
+1 284 340 8459

Expertise and Professional Background

Hamish Masson advises on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Anguilla. His practice covers banking, commercial, corporate and finance law. 

His work includes real estate finance, project finance, acquisition finance, securitisations and structured finance, subscription finance, M&As, corporate governance, corporate reorganisations, asset and company sales, loan transfers and insolvency and, restructurings and enforcements. 

Prior to joining Harneys in 2011, Hamish worked in the London office of DLA Piper and was seconded to Barclays Bank.

Hamish is recommended by Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal.

Hamish’s recent experience includes:
On the pro-bono front, Hamish sits on the board of directors (as secretary and legal counsel) of the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), the BVI’s maritime search and rescue organisation. More details of VISAR, one of the Non-Profit Organisations in the British Virgin Islands that Harneys proudly supports, can be found here: http://visar.org


Chambers and Partners: Hamish attracts widespread praise for his work. One source states: “He does an excellent job, delivers to timescales in a cost-effective manner, and is very well organised. He acts like a partner, to be honest. We trust him with very big deals.” Hamish has also been described “one of the best associates in the jurisdiction.”

IFLR 1000, 2017: Hamish is listed as a “rising star” in the British Virgin Islands. A client singled him out for his “exceptional attention to detail and high level of responsiveness on often time-sensitive matters,” adding that he has “first-class client service and matter management”.

Who's Who Legal: Hamish is recognised as being amongst the world’s leading banking lawyers.

Education & Admissions

BPP Law School (Legal Practice Course) 2003
Kings College University of London (LLM)  2001
Hatfield College University of Durham (LLB)  2000
Bar Admissions
England & Wales 2005 (not practising)
British Virgin Islands 2011
Anguilla 2015


Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Restructuring and Insolvency
Shipping and Aircraft
BVI Banking & Finance
BVI Corporate & Commercial
Gold and Precious Metals
Real Estate
Development Finance
Media & Entertainment
Non-Institutional Finance


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