For the ninth consecutive year, Chambers has recommended Harneys as a band 1 firm for offshore British Virgin Islands law, describing the firm as “practical and very easy to work with”. The firm has also retained its band 2 ranking for offshore Cayman Islands law.
Phillip Kite, the global head of the firm’s Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring group and managing partner of the London office, was recognised for his expertise in BVI related commercial disputes, with sources stating: “he is a very wise and insightful litigator.” Partner Indira Birkwood was noted for her advice in relation to BVI banking and finance matters. Clients say “she is impressive and thorough – a very solid and reliable lawyer.” Partner William Peake was recognised for his contentious restructuring and insolvency-focused practice. Sources describe him as “very client-focused and very responsive.” Partner Rachel Graham was newly ranked for her BVI corporate expertise, working with companies on a range of issues including IPOs and M&A.
Phillip Kite commented: “We are delighted that our strong commitment to offering our clients a London service has been recognised by the two major directories year after year. Since we started in London in 2002, our aim is to offer the highest service standards to our clients in the UK and Europe and to get clients the best results.”
The Harneys London team comprises of 14 lawyers, including seven partners. The firm’s network is one of the largest among offshore law firms, with locations in major financial centres across 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.