Harneys partners named Asia’s Top Offshore Litigators by Asian Legal Business

Harneys is delighted to announce that Asia Head of Litigation Paula Kay, Shanghai Managing Partner Vicky Lord, Asia Managing Partner Ian Mann, and Singapore Head of Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Nicola Roberts have been recognised by Asian Legal Business in its annual list of Asia’s Top Offshore Litigators.

The list highlights top disputes practitioners who have successfully handled significant cases and exceeded client expectations in the process. Lawyers were selected based on their case portfolio, client recommendations, and feedback from the market.   

Paula Kay’s practice focusses on high value, multi-jurisdictional shareholder disputes in offshore companies listed in Hong Kong or the US. She is a member of Harneys Listco Dispute Unit. Her practice includes unfair prejudice claims, oppression claims and just & equitable windings up, as well as dissenting shareholder claims following “take-privates”. She regularly advises upon and attends contentious EGMs for both listed and non-listed companies. She also has particular expertise in obtaining freezing injunctions simultaneously across jurisdictions, working with large legal teams, often including multiple QCs.

Vicky is a highly regarded litigator in cross-border commercial cases in the BVI and Cayman. Recent significant wins include acting for green energy giant Trina Solar as well as AI leader Jing Wang, formerly of Baidu, in Cayman. She has assisted clients with overturning injunctions in the BVI, helping secure domestic PRC listings in contentious scenarios and securing asset recoveries for some of China’s leading financial institutions, blue-chip listed companies and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Ian is a leading offshore litigator who specialises in restructuring, insolvency, shareholder disputes and contentious trusts. He is a regular presenter to judicial, professional and academic bodies and is often asked to provide expert opinions on offshore law to various tribunals. Ian is a co-author of both of the leading offshore textbooks on British Virgin Islands Commercial Law and Bermuda Commercial Law and is a contributor to The Offshore Litigation Blog.

Nicola Roberts has over 20 years of experience as a contentious practitioner and having spent more than a decade working offshore, she is routinely engaged in a wide range of complex cross border litigation. Her expertise encompasses shareholder disputes, fraud and asset-tracing, international contentious trusts and estates, fund disputes, cryptocurrency disputes and investigations as well as insolvency, restructuring and contentious regulatory advisory work. She also leads the Harneys Trusts and Private Client Advisory Group in Asia.

Harneys has been at the forefront of the development of offshore jurisprudence for decades and has been involved in the most significant global disputes, winning keynote victories for its clients and often helping to shape the law. Offshore litigation, insolvency and asset recovery are core areas of specialisation, with teams spanning the BVI, Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Cyprus. The firm provides clear, timely and innovative solutions for clients in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.