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Harneys continues to achieve significant recognition in Chambers Global 2024

22 Feb 2024

Harneys continues to achieve significant recognition in the Chambers Global guides with several Band 1 rankings and individual lawyer accolades.

British Virgin Islands

The BVI team retained their Band 1 ranking for their Corporate & Finance and Investment Funds expertise. Sources say they are the “market leaders and respected experts”.

Partner Philip Graham, “an exemplary lawyer and BVI expert” maintained his Band 1 ranking, with Partners Michelle Frett-Mathavious, “experienced, reliable and always available” and George Weston, "always good to work with" also listed.

Clients say the Dispute Resolution team “can handle disputes of any size and complexity”. In particular, Partner Claire Goldstein was praised as “an innovative solution-finder”, with Partners Peter Ferrer and Andrew Thorp also ranked.

UK – Offshore

The London team were ranked as Band 1 for British Virgin Island Law. Sources note that “they are involved in more complex and sophisticated matters than any other BVI firm”.

Global Managing Partner William Peake and Partner John O’Driscoll were listed as Cayman foreign experts; London Managing Partner Rachel Graham, along with Partner Russell Willings and Consultant Indira Birkwood were listed as BVI foreign experts. Clients highlighted their responsiveness, reliability, and professionalism.

Clients described William as a “super-smart operator”, Rachel as “calm and collected under pressure”, and John as ”a pleasure to work with”.

Asia-Pacific Region - Offshore

The Hong Kong team was recognised for their prowess to “execute rapidly and provide innovative and actionable advice”, and noted as being “dependable, effective, and always available”. Partner Ian Mann, noted as “a go-to litigator” maintained his Band 1 ranking, with Hong Kong Managing Partner Paul Sephton and Partners Paula Kay, Maggie Kwok, Raymond Ng, Chai Ridgers also listed.

Maggie was praised for being “always ready to go the extra mile”, Chai was noted as being “the go-to restructuring partner”, and clients commented that Raymond is “reliable in complex and sophisticated matters”.


Cyprus Managing Partner Pavlos Aristodemou and Partner Nancy Erotocritou were listed in the Cyprus guide for General Business Law, with Nancy maintaining her Band 1 ranking.

The team was especially praised for their “good coverage of the applicable areas of Cypriot law combined with good familiarity with international finance” and for answering questions “comprehensively and in a timely manner”.

Cayman Islands

Seven lawyers were featured from the Cayman office across the Corporate & Finance, Dispute Resolution and Investment Funds guides, with clients commending the team for being “proactive, responsive, professional, agile and very pleasant to deal with and work with”.

Partners Matt Taber and Nick Hoffman were praised for their “clear and concise” advice. Clients say Partner Ben Hobden is “responsive, intelligent and commercially minded”, Partner Jessica Williams is “very bright, thorough, measured and calm”, and Partner Gráinne King is “a pleasure to work with”. Also recognised were Partners Daniella Skotnicki and James Smith who were noted as an “excellent lawyer” and “a breath of fresh air to work with” respectively.


Harneys remains the sole firm acknowledged for its Anguilla legal expertise based abroad. Partner Michelle Frett-Mathavious and Counsel Richard Griffiths were listed as Anguilla experts based in the British Virgin Islands and Singapore respectively.

Harneys is a global offshore law firm with entrepreneurial thinking built around professionalism, personal service and rapid response. Open, progressive and personable, the firm provides advice on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Bermuda and Anguilla law to an international client base which includes the world’s top law firms, financial institutions, investment funds and private individuals.

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