Henry Mander leads our Cayman and BVI Trusts practice and is an expert on all aspects of trust law in these jurisdictions. He works with both private and institutional clients, including banks and trust companies.
Before moving offshore, Henry worked in the London-based private client departments of Boodle Hatfield and Farrer & Co. In his current practice, Henry utilises his experience in a broad range of trust and estate planning work, including the creation, administration and termination of complex international trusts. He also advises on the mechanics for effective succession planning for high-net-worth individuals and families, particularly those in emerging markets.
Henry is a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners. He is also a contributing editor to British Virgin Islands Commercial Law and Bermuda Commercial Law.
Henry Mander is "very impressive and known to be an expert in offshore matters," and "a very good international lawyer." A source further highlights Mander's strength in cross-border, matters saying that "he has a real strong position in the Asian and Latin American markets." An industry commentator observes: "He is very well respected for his work in offshore matters and he is a really strong practitioner." Sources note that "he is a real gentleman" who "brings real understanding and maturity to cases."Chambers HNW, 2020
Henry was ranked as a "thought leader" in both the Global Elite and Private Client categories.Who's Who Legal, 2020
Henry is recognised as a leading lawyer and commended as “a leading Cayman non-contentious trust lawyer whose commercial and highly knowledgeable advice is invaluable to clients".Citywealth
Henry is recognised for his "really good technical knowledge". Clients find him "very easy to work with" and "enthusiastic about the work he does". "He's very bright and has good commercial understanding of the transaction. His response time is excellent," one client said. "He is responsive and proactive, he is able to explain complex matters in a simple way. I particularly appreciate the responsiveness and timeliness of the work," said another.Chambers HNW, 2019
Henry is described by clients and industry insiders as having “a strong reputation". He “is dependable, reliable and always understands the urgency of matters.”Chambers HNW, 2018
Henry is recognised for his "really good technical knowledge". Clients find him "very easy to work with", "enthusiastic about the work he does", and "responsive and proactive". "He's very bright and has good commercial understanding of the transaction. His response time is excellent," one client said. "He is responsive and proactive, he is able to explain complex matters in a simple way. I particularly appreciate the responsiveness and timeliness of the work," said another.Chambers HNW
Henry is recognised as a “leading individual”. A source said: "Henry Mander is the ideal private client lawyer: a perfect blend of charm, understanding, legal knowledge and intellectual ability. He is also a pleasure to deal with and has built a very good team in Cayman from scratch, which is not easy to do." Another added: "Henry Mander is a pleasure to deal with - great legal skills, but also commercial with a view to getting the deal done."Legal 500, 2020
Henry is ranked as a Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 in both the Cayman Islands and the BVI, and is described as a lawyer who is "one of the most knowledgeable advisers in the industry", “extremely efficient” and very responsive". " Almost always available to deal with client matters, gives undivided care to his clients and is very knowledgeable" was another comment; the guide has previously recognised Henry's "supreme promptness and in-depth, practical and reliable knowledge". Henry has also been noted for "valuing his relationship with clients, his integrity and always providing good advice". The Trusts and Private Wealth teams which Henry leads are also ranked in Band 1 in the British and Cayman Islands guides.Legal 500
Henry is recognised as a "Private Client Global Elite".Legal Week, 2019
Henry has been ranked as a “thought leader” in the global elite category, he is also recognised as an expert in the private client space.Who's Who Legal, 2019
- England and Wales (not practising)
- Cayman Islands
- British Virgin Islands
- College of Law (LPC)
- College of Law (CPE)
- University of Oxford (MA)