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Leonard A. Birmingham Consultant
Corporate & Commercial
+1 284 852 2559

Expertise and Professional Background

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.



Corporate and Commercial
Intellectual Property

Education & Admissions

Hugh Wooding Law School (Legal Education Certificate) 1991
University of the West Indies (LLB) 1989
Bar Admissions
Trinidad and Tobago 1991
British Virgin Islands 1992
Anguilla 1999


Leonard A. Birmingham and Simon Hudd co-authored this article about M&A activity in the British Virgin Islands. It was published in the 6th Edition of The Mergers & Acquisitions Review. read more

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Harneys recently provided BVI and Anguillan law advice to a major international mobile telecommunications operator in respect of the expansion of its operations into three additional Caribbean nations. Harneys fielded a team of several lawyers to... read more


Recommended by 2014 and 2015 IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer and is noted as being “praised by clients for his understanding of the BVI” and being "supremely competent" and "a joy to work with".
Recommended by Chambers for his "technical skills and outstanding assistance on an array of transactional concerns".
Highly recommended by PLC in its Corporate/M&A rankings.
Recommended by Legal 500.
Ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000.