Harneys has been recommended as a band 1 firm for British Virgin Islands law in the Chambers UK 2022 guide. This marks a decade that the firm has held this top tier ranking, with sources praising the firm for having a “good brand and talented lawyers”.
Partner Phillip Kite, co-head of the firm’s Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring group and managing partner of the London office, and Partner Rachel Graham were recognised for their commercial litigation and corporate expertise respectively. Newly ranked Partner Russell Willings, co-head of the Banking and Finance and Corporate groups at Harneys, was highlighted for his outstanding capital markets expertise.
Partner Indira Birkwood was noted for her advice in relation to BVI banking and finance matters. Clients say: "Indira is wonderful! She is incredibly responsive and cuts through to give very clear advice as to what is needed. I very much enjoy working with her because she delivers exactly what is needed in a very clear and easy-to-understand way." "She is responsive, helpful and commercial – she's an all-round pleasure to deal with and really feels like she becomes part of the internal team to help service the client." Partner William Peake was recognised for his contentious restructuring and insolvency-focused practice in Cayman. Sources say: "He is brilliant - he has fabulous interpersonal skills and is a great team player." "He's very commercial in his views, anticipates the direction of a matter, makes very sensible commercial suggestions and provides sound legal advice."
Phillip commented: “We are pleased to be consistently recognised by this esteemed directory. Our London team is dedicated to providing top quality service to our clients and our decade long band 1 listing is a testament to the results of this commitment.”
Harneys London is led by a senior team of experienced offshore lawyers providing a full range of services across all practice areas and specialisms. The Harneys network is one of the largest among offshore law firms, with locations in major financial centres in Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean, allowing the firm to provide services of the highest quality to clients in their own languages and time zones.