Harneys’ British Virgin Islands office remains a leader in the jurisdiction, receiving a top tier ranking from IFLR1000 for both its Corporate and Investment Funds practices.
Partner Philip Graham has been ranked as a “market leader”, Partners Greg Boyd, Tanya Cassie-Parker, Jacqueline Daley, Colin Riegels and Russell Willings have been ranked as “highly regarded” lawyers. Partner Michelle Frett-Mathavious, Counsel Ayana Hull, and Senior Associates Mirza Manraj, Sarah Lou Rockhead and George Weston have been ranked as “rising stars”.
Our funds clients say we are: "very user-friendly and practical in the nature of their advice. All attorneys are responsive and knowledgeable in their respective fields." Our M&A clients add: "I have found Harneys to be an excellent law firm to deal with."
BVI Managing Partner Colin Riegels has commented: “We are delighted to retain our top tier ranking which is testament to our unmatched knowledge and experience in the BVI. Our clients continue to choose us for our attentive and personal service, the excellence of our work, and for our experience and leadership in the BVI”.
Harneys is the only firm in the BVI with a dedicated investment funds team. As the largest and longest-established law firm in the BVI, we have been instrumental in legislative developments including updated legislation for the Approved Manager regime, creation of the approved funds and incubator funds in 2015, and drafting the new Limited Partnership Act which came into force at the beginning of the year. Harneys also provides fiduciary services to our fund clients through our associated corporate, trust and private wealth services business, Harneys Fiduciary, and is one of the few law firms in the BVI to offer these type of services.