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Rachel Graham Partner

Corporate & Commercial
+44 203 752 3604
+44 7525 226186

Expertise and Professional Background

Rachel Graham has been practising British Virgin Islands law since 2004 and became a partner in 2009. Rachel is presently located in Harneys’ London office where she is involved in and regularly advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law including AIM listings, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Rachel also has experience in banking and finance transactions. Prior to joining Harneys in 2007, Rachel was an associate in the Corporate Department of Walkers in the British Virgin Islands.

Rachel trained with Simmons & Simmons in London and Hong Kong and qualified into the Corporate Department of the Hong Kong office in September 1997. She practised in the Projects Department of the Sydney office and in the Corporate Department of the London office of Minter Ellison and prior to re-locating to the BVI, Rachel was working in the Corporate Department of Ashurst in London.

Rachel is recommended in Legal 500 2017.


Chambers: Rachel is recommended by Chambers as a foreign lawyer in the UK (Corporate/M&A) and described as "prompt and clear" and "acting to the same timetable as clients".

Legal 500: Rachel is recommended by Legal 500 2017.

Education & Admissions

College of Law (Legal Practice Course) 1994
College of Law (Common Professional Examination) 1993 
​Birmingham University (BSc) 1992
Bar Admissions
England and Wales 1997
Hong Kong 1997
British Virgin Islands 2004
Anguilla 2008


Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Restructuring and Insolvency
BVI Banking & Finance
BVI Corporate & Commercial
Private Wealth


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