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Henry Mander Partner
+1 345 815 2927 (Cayman Islands)
+1 284 494 2233 (British Virgin Islands)

Expertise and Professional Background

Henry Mander is an experienced trust practitioner and head of Harneys' Cayman and BVI trusts practice. He advises both private and institutional clients (including banks and trust companies) on all aspects of Cayman and BVI trust law. Henry has a broad range of trust and estate planning experience, including the creation, administration and termination of complex international trusts and advising on the mechanics for effective succession planning for high net worth individuals and families.

Henry has a particular expertise in the use of STAR trusts and Vista trusts for clients in emerging markets, specifically Latin America, the Far East, Russia and the CIS. Recent instructions have also involved sophisticated planning involving Private Trust Companies in both Cayman and BVI. The majority of Henry's practice involves working with clients' onshore advisors, especially lawyers and accountants, to ensure that the most advantageous Cayman or BVI trust vehicle is established.
Henry joined Harneys in the BVI in January 2011 before relocating to the Cayman Islands later that year. He previously worked in the private client departments of London firms Boodle Hatfield and Farrer & Co for 5 and 2 years respectively. Henry is a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is one of the contributing editors to British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell, now in its third edition. 
Henry is also a contributor to Bermuda Commercial Law, the authoritative guide to Bermuda’s commercial laws.

Henry is recognised as being amongst the world’s leading private client lawyers by Who’s Who Legal 2016. 


Cayman Islands
Private Wealth & Trusts
BVI Trusts
Cayman Trust & Private Wealth

Education & Admissions

College of Law (Legal Practice Course) 2000
College of Law (Common Professional Examination) 1999
​University of Oxford (MA) 1998
Bar Admissions
England & Wales 2003 (non-practicing) 
British Virgin Islands 2011
Cayman Islands 2011


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Henry is recommended by Legal 500 and is described as a lawyer who is "particularly knowledgeable and very responsive", he is noted as being "always reachable, gives undivided care to his clients and is very knowledgeable". Henry is also recognised for his "supreme promptness and in-depth, practical and reliable knowledge".  He is consistently listed in the Citywealth Leaders List  and is recognised as being amongst the world’s leading private client lawyers by Who’s Who Legal