Harneys wins two awards for investment funds work in Africa

Harneys has been named Best Offshore Law Firm and Best Offshore Law Firm - Client Service in a double win at the Africa Global Funds Awards which were held recently in Cape Town, South Africa. The awards recognise the efforts and accomplishments of fund service providers focused on Africa, and are the only international awards dedicated to celebrating excellence in African fund services.

The awards reflect Harneys’ growing presence globally, in particular for investment funds work, and follow a number of funds and global awards for the firm this year, including three from HFM Week: Best Offshore Law Firm (North America)Best Offshore Law Firm - Client Service (Europe); and Best Offshore Law Firm - Client Service (Asia)Harneys was also named Best Offshore Law Firm for Hedge Funds at the Hedge Fund China Summit in Shanghai, and The Lawyer Offshore Law Firm of the Year for 2016

The firm advises on the laws of Bermuda, BVI, Cayman and Cyprus, and has a strong funds team based across its global offices. This year, Harneys has also gained traction with its Offshore Funds Blog, which aims to demystify investment funds.

Harneys has presided over several years’ double digit growth, while also launching a Bermuda legal and fiduciary practice, and adding Asia offices in Tokyo and Shanghai in addition to its long-established Hong Kong and Singapore offices. The firm has also seen ongoing expansion across global offices, including in London and Cayman.

The firm has received a number of awards in recognition of its commitment to the profession this year. Last month, Harneys was named Best Offshore Law Firm - Client Service at the HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards, marking HFM awards in all three global markets in 2016 following its equivalent awards in Asia and Europe earlier this year. The awards recognise firms that have provided leading client service, innovation and expertise in financial services. Earlier this year, Harneys was named The Lawyer’s Offshore Law Firm of the Year for outstanding legal excellence, market-leading strategy and commercial strength.