Harneys recognised for “best-in-class legal advice” – Chambers Global 2020

Harneys has been recommended for its British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Anguilla expertise in the Chambers Global 2020 guide.

The firm has been recognised for its Corporate & Finance and Dispute Resolution practices in the BVI and Cayman Islands, and Investment Funds practice in Cayman. In addition, Harneys remains the only law firm listed for its Anguilla General Business Law expertise based abroad.

British Virgin Islands

Harneys Partners Indira Birkwood, Greg Boyd, Philip Graham and George Weston are highlighted as experts in Corporate & Finance. Partners Peter Ferrer, Claire Goldstein, Phillip Kite and Andrew Thorp have been recognised for their Dispute Resolution experience.

A source commented: “They are extremely knowledgeable – they really know the courts and are really on top of the law. I've always got a good service from them.”

BVI Managing Partner, Tanya Cassie-Parker said: “Our lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients with a high-quality, personal and timely service. We are always delighted to receive positive market feedback and we are particularly proud to maintain our Band 1 position for Corporate & Finance in the BVI.”

Cayman Islands

Partners Nick Hoffman, William Peake and Jayson Wood are recognised for excellence in Dispute Resolution. Partner Lewis Chong is noted for his Investment Funds knowledge.

A market observer stated: “The team is very strong in balancing commercial concerns with best-in-class legal advice. They maintain legal integrity while producing a highly compelling product and service for clients.”


Partner Russell Willings is noted for his Anguilla expertise.

Chambers said: “The firm continues to be regarded as the leader for Anguilla offshore work.”

Harneys Corporate team excels at complex cross-border transactions involving BVI, Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and Cyprus vehicles. The firm’s Banking and Finance team has decades of experience in offshore credit and security legal issues relating to debt finance, including loan finance, debt issuance, lease financing, shariah compliant finance, distressed debt and enforcement of security and derivatives. Harneys Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring team has a reputation for providing clear, accurate and timely advice to clients and works almost exclusively with high-profile, high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes and restructurings. The firm’s Investment Funds team advises on all aspects of the life of a BVI, Cayman, Cyprus or Luxembourg fund including formation, restructuring and closure, both in distressed and planned scenarios.