Harneys’ British Virgin Islands office has retained its top tier ranking from Legal 500 across the board in the following practice areas: Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Corporate and Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Investment Funds; Real Estate; and Trusts/Private Client.
14 Harneys lawyers received individual recognition as either leading lawyers or next generation lawyers, far outpacing any other firm in the jurisdiction. The lawyers singled out by clients were Colin Riegels, Philip Graham, Andrew Thorp, Tanya Cassie-Parker, Michelle Frett-Mathavious, Jonathan Addo, Peter Ferrer, George Weston, and Stuart Cullen.
Our clients say we are “pre-eminent in the BVI”, our “level of service is extremely high” and we are “always proactive and diligent”.
BVI Managing Partner Colin Riegels commented: “We are delighted to have retained our top tier ranking from Legal 500 which comes less than a month after our top tier IFLR1000 ranking. This recognition further cements our unrivalled expertise and leadership in the BVI.”
Harneys is the only firm in the BVI with a dedicated investment funds team. As the largest and longest-established law firm in the BVI, we have been instrumental in legislative developments including updated legislation for the Approved Manager regime, creation of the approved funds and incubator funds in 2015, and drafting the new Limited Partnership Act which came into force at the beginning of the year. Harneys also provides fiduciary services to our fund clients through our associated corporate, trust and private wealth services business, Harneys Fiduciary, and is one of the few law firms in the BVI to offer these type of services.