Harneys has once again secured a Band 1 ranking for its Corporate and Finance practice in the British Virgin Islands in the Chambers Global 2021 guide, with more partners in the BVI individually ranked and recommended than any other firm.
Chambers commented that the firm “offers high quality advice across the full spectrum of corporate, finance and investment fund matters”. For the first year, Chambers also specifically included Investment Funds in the department ranking, noting Harneys “has especially noteworthy abilities in investment funds” and that its BVI based Global Head of Investment Funds, Philip Graham was described by clients as “one of the leading fund lawyers on the island".
Philip Graham commented: “We are delighted to be held in high regard by our clients and this extremely reputable directory. Our continuous and broadening recognition year after year is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and not just the lawyers individually recognized, to deliver first-rate service.”
Other lawyers highlighted include Partner Greg Boyd who was praised for his “deep experience, strong technical skills and good judgement”, Partner Michelle Frett-Mathavious who sources describe as a “very approachable” expert who “responds quickly and is clear with responses”, and “up and coming” Partner George Weston whose “corporate and capital markets knowledge is fantastic”.
Harneys’ longstanding strength in the BVI was also reflected in an upgrade in the Global Offshore rankings, with Chambers noting the firm remains “synonymous with BVI corporate law”.
As a law firm and fiduciary services business that started in the British Virgin Islands over 60 years ago, Harneys has grown in tandem with the BVI’s own development and increasing importance to the international economy as a leading offshore financial services centre. With offices in over 10 locations across the globe, Harneys is recognised internationally as an export brand from the BVI with the BVI at its core.