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Joshua Mangeot

Joshua is recommended as a BVI "key lawyer".

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Biography

Joshua Mangeot is a partner in our BVI transactional practice group. He regularly advises leading global law firms, businesses, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals on British Virgin Islands law.Prior to moving to the BVI in 2014, Josh was an associate in Slaughter and May’s tax department. He also completed a secondment at the Financial Markets Law Committee established by the Bank of England, where he gained experience in financial regulatory issues. Josh is also a Kennedy Memorial Scholar (2006-7). He has broad experience in company and partnership law, reorganisations, banking and finance, private equity funds and collec ...

Joshua Mangeot is a partner in our BVI transactional practice group. He regularly advises leading global law firms, businesses, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals on British Virgin Islands law.

Prior to moving to the BVI in 2014, Josh was an associate in Slaughter and May’s tax department. He also completed a secondment at the Financial Markets Law Committee established by the Bank of England, where he gained experience in financial regulatory issues. Josh is also a Kennedy Memorial Scholar (2006-7). He has broad experience in company and partnership law, reorganisations, banking and finance, private equity funds and collective investment vehicles. Josh has a particular interest in complex cross-border transactions and has developed a specialisation advising on the implementation of the BVI economic substance requirements.

Josh’s clients “appreciate his intellect, approachable manner and pragmatic approach” and recommend him as a “hard-working, thorough and extremely competent lawyer”.

Josh is a member of the International Business Structuring Association (IBSA).

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Joshua is recognised as a “rising star” in the British Virgin Islands Regulatory and Compliance rankings.

Joshua is recognised as a “rising star” in the British Virgin Islands Regulatory and Compliance rankings.

Joshua is recommended as a BVI "key lawyer".

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Advising clients and other stakeholders on the implementation of the BVI economic substance requirements, including the design of the Harneys online classification solution and various working groups for BVI Finance.

Advising on BVI aspects of a complex debt-for-equity swap restructuring and subsequent disposal as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan.

Acting as sole BVI counsel and coordinating overseas counsel in four jurisdictions on a complex cross-border US$66 million restructuring and settlement of various secured facilities.

Acting as BVI counsel for an NYSE listed natural asset conglomerate in relation to its US$1.6 billion secured facilities.

Representing the existing owner of a hotel chain on the disposal of majority ownership (through the issue of notes convertible into 51 per cent of its shares) to create a BVI joint venture with a potential value of more than US$1.2 billion.

Advised the global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, a leading international private equity firm, on BVI aspects of its US$250 million strategic investment in the hotel chain YOTEL.

Advising Aura Minerals Inc., which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ORA), on its merger with Rio Novo Gold Inc. (TSX:RN), with Aura as the surviving company.

Advising Manchester Airport Group on its £1.2 billion financing to acquire Stansted Airport.

Advising Bank of Asia on the establishment and licensing of its BVI banking business.

Advising BMR Energy Ltd. in relation to its US$88 million credit facility with joint lenders CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, and National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited.

Acting for a CIS natural resources operator on BVI corporate aspects of a complex fraud settlement.

England and Wales (not practising)
2012

British Virgin Islands
2014

University of Law (LLB)
2009

Harvard University (non-degree)
2007

University of Cambridge, Gonville & Caius (BA)
2006

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