Henry Mander


Henry Mander 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 our Trusts and Private Wealth groups. He is ranked in the top band in both Cayman and BVI for private client/trusts by Legal 500 and Chambers High Net Worth, the leading directories in this field.

Henry advises both private and institutional clients, including banks and trust companies, on all aspects of Cayman and BVI trust law. He has a broad range of trust and estate planning experience, including the creation, administration and termination of complex international trusts and advising on the mechanics for effective succession planning for high net worth individuals and families.

Henry has a particular expertise in the use of STAR trusts and VISTA trusts for clients in emerging markets, specifically Latin America and the Far East. Recent instructions have also involved sophisticated planning involving Private Trust Companies in both Cayman and BVI. The majority of Henry's practice involves working with clients' onshore advisors, especially lawyers and accountants, to ensure that the most advantageous Cayman or BVI trust vehicle is established. In recent years, Henry has also acted as expert witness and as court-appointed representative for certain beneficiaries in various complex international trust proceedings.

Henry joined Harneys in the BVI in January 2011 before relocating to the Cayman Islands later that year. He previously worked in the private client departments of London firms Boodle Hatfield and Farrer & Co.

Henry is a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and has sat on the STEP Cayman Islands Council, including its legislative sub-committee, since 2014. He is one of the contributing editors to British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell, now in its fourth edition.

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