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Mirza Manraj Senior Associate

Investment Funds & Regulatory
+852 5806 7895
+852 9729 5595

Expertise and Professional Background

Mirza is a member of the firm’s Investment Funds and Regulatory Practice Group. He represents retail and institutional clients on all aspects of British Virgin Islands financial services law. Mirza also has a good working knowledge of the regulatory regimes in the other jurisdictions where Harneys maintains a financial services practice. 

On the investment funds front, Mirza predominately acts for one of the firm’s largest funds clients covering a variety of regulatory type applications, frequently liaising with regulators and foreign counsel in other jurisdictions where the client operates its business. 

Mirza represents and act for clients on matters that are both contentious and non-contentious. Some of his main regulatory practice areas include:

Mirza does a variety of pro bono work and regularly presents both publicly and in-house on various regulatory matters that are of topical interest to the industry. 

Mirza is listed as a “rising star” in the British Virgin Islands by IFLR 1000

He is a past member of the British Virgin Islands Bar Council and is a full member of the Bar Association. 

Directories

IFLR 1000, 2017: Mirza is listed as a “rising star” in the British Virgin Islands and is described as "excellent and technically very strong".

IFLR 1000, 2018: Mirza is listed as a “rising star” in the British Virgin Islands.

Education & Admissions

Education
Hugh Wooding Law School (Legal Education Certificate) 2008
University of Guyana (LLB) 2006
University of Guyana (BA) 2003
Bar Admissions
British Virgin Islands 2008
Trinidad and Tobago 2009 (not practising) 
Hong Kong 2016 (Recognition as a Foreign Lawyer) 
 

Expertise

BVI
Investment Funds
Tax and Regulatory
FATCA
Insurance
BVI Investment Funds
BVI Regulatory

Publications

The BVI has enacted legislation to implement a networked database of beneficial ownership interests in companies incorporated or domiciled in the jurisdiction. The database, known as the Beneficial Ownership Secure Search (BOSS) System, is being... read more

Latest Deals

Harneys acted as BVI counsel on TMF Group Holding B.V.'s €65,000,000 tap issuance on its existing floating rate senior secured notes due 2018 and fixed rate senior notes due 2019. The issue consisted of €45,000,000 on its existing... read more