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Ross Munro Partner
Investment Funds & Regulatory
+44 207 842 6089 (London)
+1 284 852 2572 (British Virgin Islands)

Expertise and Professional Background

Ross Munro advises a number of the world's largest fund managers and institutions on all aspects of the formation, operation and restructuring of BVI investment funds as well as the impact of relevant financial services and securities laws.

Ross joined Harneys in January 2005 and became a partner in 2008.  Before joining Harneys, he practised in the Corporate Finance Department at Hammonds LLP, England.

​Ross is Chairman of  the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) Securities, Investment Business and Mutual Funds Advisory Committee and a member of the Company Law Review Advisory Committee. Ross is the current secretary and former chairman of the BVI Investment Funds Association.  In 2009/2010 he participated in a focus group set up by the FSC to consult in relation to the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 and associated legislation.

Ross is also one of the contributing editors to British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell, now in its third edition.

Expertise

BVI
Investment Funds
Tax and Regulatory
FATCA

Education & Admissions

Education
Guildford College of Law (Legal Practice Course) 1995
Guilford College of Law (Common Professional Examination) 1994
Manchester University (BSc) 1992
 
Bar Admissions
England and Wales 1998 (not practising)
British Virgin Islands 2005

Publications

The deadline for compliance with both US FATCA and UK FATCA fast approaches. Cayman entities which are classified as Financial Institutions are within the scope of FATCA. A typical Cayman fund will fall within the definition of a Financial... read more

Latest Deals

Harneys advised on the closing of last week’s $55 billion mega-deal in which Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft took over TNK-BP. Harneys acted as British Virgin Islands (BVI) counsel for BP, with Harneys Services as registered agent... read more

Directories

Recommended by 2014 and 2015 IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer, he is described as being "very respected in the market amongst industry peers."
Ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global  he is described as a "technically very able funds lawyer" who is extremely well respected for his investment funds practice.
Described by Legal 500 as "brilliant on corporate restructuring matters".
Ranked by PLC Investment Funds Guide.
Ranked as a leading investment funds lawyer by Expert Guides, 2nd Edition.