Harneys recognised in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite 2022
Harneys is pleased to announce that its lawyers have been listed in Legal Week’s 2022 Global Elite Directory. Partner Henry Mander, and Counsel Charles Moore have been recognised as Private Client Global Elite. Partner Jessica Williams, Counsel Matthew Howson, and Senior Associate Henno Boshoff have been recognised as Rising Leaders.
Henry is a leading trust practitioner, with over 20 years offshore and onshore experience in the international private client industry, and is the global head of the firm’s Private Wealth team. He advises both private and institutional clients, including banks and trust companies, on all aspects of Cayman and BVI trust law.
Charles is a member of the firm’s Private Wealth team in Cayman. He specialises in both contentious and non-contentious international trust and private client related matters. He advises high net worth individuals, families and institutional clients in relation to the creation, restructuring, ongoing management, and termination of Cayman Islands trusts. He is also experienced in representing trustees, beneficiaries, protectors, court appointed administrators, and other office holders in relation to all manner of trust and estate applications and proceedings.
Jessica is a partner in the firm’s Litigation, Insolvency, and Restructuring team in Cayman and is an experienced litigator. Her practice focusses on trust and estate litigation, insolvency and restructuring, shareholder disputes, and asset tracing and enforcement. Her clients include financial institutions, HNW individuals, insolvency practitioners, trustees, court appointed administrators, and other officeholders.
Matthew is a member of the firm’s Private Wealth team in London, specialising in BVI and Cayman trust law, general private client and estate planning matters. His clients include individuals and families, trust companies and family offices, as well as institutional clients such as banks. His current practice includes creating, administering, and advising on often complex trust structures. He also drafts wills covering BVI assets, and administers BVI estates. His work invariably has an international and multi-jurisdictional dimension.
Henno is a member of the firm’s Private Wealth team in Singapore. He specialises in advising institutional trustees, wealthy families and private individuals on BVI and Cayman law aspects of trust and private client transactions. He regularly advises on the setup and restructuring of BVI and Cayman trusts, including but not limited to VISTA, STAR, Purpose Trusts, Share Trusts, Charitable Trust and Cayman Foundation Companies, as well as Wills and general succession and private wealth planning structures.
The Private Client Global Elite Directory was created with the awareness that referrals and recommendations are absolutely key to the private client sector. As such, each year, the private wealth community is invited to share their own recommendations of their top lawyers and advisors, after which nominees are narrowed down to see who makes it into the Directory.
Harneys’ Private Wealth team works closely with onshore tax and legal advisors to provide personal, commercially sensitive, and pragmatic advice, whether a client is acquiring or registering a business, managing multiple and complex cross-border assets, purchasing fine art, property, or a private island. The firm ensures that the offshore element of a client’s structure is fully suitable to the client’s needs and also sufficiently flexible to adapt and evolve as those needs change.