Colin Riegels

Biography

In addition to his role as Managing Partner of the BVI office, Colin serves as the Global Head of  our Banking and Finance practice and advises on a wide range of credit and security issues. His client base largely consists of leading financial institutions. 

Before joining Harneys, Colin practised as a barrister in London. He served as a judicial assistant to Lord Woolf MR in the English Court of Appeal, and taught law at Oxford University. Currently, his practice primarily revolves around insolvency and distressed debt, credit and security issues and derivatives. Additionally, Colin advises clients on offshore structuring and offshore premium corporate transactions. He has worked on some of the largest financing transactions involving BVI vehicles, including a number of multi-billion US dollar debt financing transactions and joint ventures. 

Colin also serves as general editor of British Virgin Islands Commercial Law. He regularly writes for textbooks and periodicals and is a notary public of the British Virgin Islands.

 

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