Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Restructuring and Insolvency
Tax and Regulatory
Property and Real Estate
Shipping and Aircraft
Leonard Birmingham joined Harneys in 1992 as an associate lawyer and was a partner from 1997 to 2014. For nearly 15 years during that period he was first the Head of the Corporate Department and then Global Head of Corporate. He is a Consultant to the firm and has extensive experience in all aspects of BVI and Anguillan corporate law and also advises on banking and insolvency law. His client base spans the globe and consists mainly of established public and private companies, founders and investors in start-up companies, company directors and shareholders, law firms and banks. This international practice has afforded him the opportunity to be involved in initial public offerings and listings on major stock exchanges in New York, London, Singapore, Amsterdam and Oslo.
He advises on joint ventures and private placements, mergers, takeovers, corporate restructuring, directors' duties, shareholder rights, banking, insolvency, project finance, asset finance and special purpose vehicles for tax or corporate structures.
Leonard is consistently ranked as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the jurisdiction by Chambers, IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500 . He is also a notary public and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.