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Philip Graham Partner
Investment Funds & Regulatory
+1 284 852 2551

Expertise and Professional Background

Philip Graham joined Harneys in 2008 and became a partner in 2011. He heads up the investment funds team in the British Virgin Islands and advises on all aspects of the formation and restructuring of investment fund vehicles. In 2012 Philip was appointed to serve on the BVI Financial Services Commission's Focus Group on the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIMFD). Philip also sits on the Executive Council of the BVI Investment Funds Association.

Before joining Harneys Philip worked in the corporate department of Wragge & Co as a senior associate where he specialised in mergers and acquisitions, public and private fund raisings, venture capital investments, joint ventures, corporate governance and international group reorganisations and structures.

Philip is also a senior editor of The Offshore Funds Blog, a Harneys blog dedicated to explaining how offshore funds work and why investment managers use them.

Expertise

BVI
Investment Funds
FATCA

Education & Admissions

Education
University of West England (Legal Practice Course) 2000
University of Bristol (LLB) 1999
Bar Admissions
England and Wales 2002
British Virgin Islands 2008

Publications

The British Virgin Islands, in continuing to establish itself as a premier offshore financial services jurisdiction, has created two new fund products to complement its very popular existing funds offering with the bold intention of remaining on the... read more

Latest Deals

Harneys advised Quilvest Private Equity on its global reorganisation, which involved the structuring and incorporation of over 20 vehicles for new investments. Quilvest Private Equity has invested around US$4 billion in over 300 funds and 150 direct... read more

Directories

Phil is recommended as a Leading Lawyer in IFLR1000 and in Legal 500. In the 2015 edition of Chambers & Partners, Phil is described as being sought after by fund managers for regulatory advice and launching funds. Clients are quoted as saying he is "very responsive, eager to solve issues and has a comprehensive knowledge of BVI law."