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Legal analysis by Harneys lawyers

Africa - Doing Business in Africa: the Benefits of Offshore

Harneys has for many years worked together with many of the leading law firms in Africa as well as law firms outside of Africa advising on Africa focused transactions. This relationship is symbiotic, with Harneys advising on the offshore aspects...

Restructuring and Insolvency - Supreme Court of Bermuda revisits seldom-relied upon quia timet jurisdiction of the old Courts of Chancery

In what proved to be a late Christmas present for the board of International Investments Enterprises Ltd (IIEL), Harneys Bermuda successfully invoked the now seldom relied upon quia timet, “because he fears” jurisdiction of the Supreme...

Legal Updates

Developments in law or practice in our jurisdictions

03 May 2016 - Extension of compliance period under the Anti-money Laundering Regulations 2008

Background On 1 January 2016 (the Effective Date), the [BVI] Anti-money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (the Amendment Regulations) came into effect, amending the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations 2008. Paragraph 3(1) of the Schedule to...

29 April 2016 - BVI Commercial Court appoints two new judges

Harneys is pleased to report the appointments of Justice Sher QC and Justice Wallbank to the BVI Commercial Court, as Commercial Court Judges, commencing in May. Justice Sher QC will be the first rotating Judge, sitting from 2 May to 10 June 2016....


Reference materials detailing key laws

FATCA - Record Keeping Obligations for BVI Companies, Partnerships, Trusts and Other Organisations

This Harneys guide incorporates the latest updates regarding record keeping obligations for BVI companies, partnerships, trusts and other organisations.

Africa - Mauritius Insolvency Law in 60 Seconds

Harneys offers Mauritius legal services through an association with BLC Chambers, which has produced this guide titled Mauritius Insolvency Law in 60 Seconds.

Webinars & Videos

In depth online seminars and short informative videos

BVI - Video: Derivatives law in the offshore context

Partner Russell Willings from Harneys' BVI office discusses derivatives law in the offshore context.

Asia Banking & Finance - Video: Potential Hurdles in Obtaining Freezing Injunctions

Ellie Crespi-McCarthy of our banking team speaks with litigator James Noble about potential hurdles creditors may face in obtaining freezing injunctions. James walks viewers through the process of obtaining such an order.