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Joshua Mangeot
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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) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

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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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Authored by Joshua

Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: BVI economic substance regime updates
News and Deals
Harneys advises BMR Energy Ltd. on closing second tranche of its US$88 million credit facility
Article
British Virgin Islands: economic substance requirements
Guide
Beneficial ownership reporting obligations for British Virgin Islands companies and limited partnerships
News and Deals
Harneys advises BMR Energy on US$88 million refinancing
Regulatory Blog
BVI implements changes to the Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System Act
Article
Harneys advises on US$130 million secured term loan financing for Adium Ltd
News and Deals
Harneys announces firmwide senior promotions and leadership updates for 2022
Regulatory Blog
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Global Financial Stability Report published for 2021
Guide
BVI corporate reorganisations and solvent restructurings – A general guide
Legal update
BVI Economic Substance: BVI ITA now auditing submitted reports
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode five - Common misunderstandings regarding the ES timetable
Guide
Practical considerations for BVI economic substance (ES) reporting
Guide
Economic substance in the BVI: a guide for directors and operators of BVI companies and limited partnerships
Legal update
BVI economic substance update – limited partnerships and investment funds
Regulatory Blog
Enforcement action under the BVI Economic Substance regime - ITA determinations of non-compliance 09 June 2021
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Season two - Episode four – ITA investigations, enforcement powers and new legislative developments
Article
The Duomatic principle and ostensible authority
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Season two - Episode three – Reporting criteria and tax non-residence claims
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Season two - Episode two - Key points for directors as economic substance reporting deadlines approach
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Season two - Episode one - BVI economic substance reporting FAQs
News and Deals
Harneys launches solution to assist Trust Companies with BVI Economic Substance reporting
Article
BVI Economic Substance reporting: Time is running out
Article
Ciban v Citco (2020) – reformulating the Duomatic principle
Legal update
BVI economic substance – ITA issues updates regarding compliance and reporting following Covid-19 outbreak
Regulatory Blog
BVI competent authorities maintain operations during COVID-19 outbreak
News and Deals
17 named in 2020 promotions
Article
Key responsibilities for BVI directors in wake of economic substance legislation
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode fifteen – Our final thoughts
Legal update
Harneys economic substance update
Article
BVI Economic Substance Requirements
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode fourteen - timing of compliance and reporting obligations
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode thirteen – What should directors and fiduciary service providers be considering?
Article
Economic substance requirements — What should BVI entities be doing now?
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode twelve - Economic substance legislation and its impact on liquidations
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode eleven - ITA guidance to BVI industry participants on the practical application of the Rules
Legal update
Economic Substance Update: New Rules and Explanatory Notes released, classifications unaffected
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode ten - the Rules
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode nine - Intellectual Property Business
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode seven – Holding Business and Finance and Leasing Business
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode six - what should directors be doing now?
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode four - Re-domiciliation
Legal update
OECD approves BVI and Cayman Islands economic substance regimes
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode three - Implications of The BOSS (Amendment) No 2 Act, 2019
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode two - Entity classification
Podcast
SOS Substance on Substance: Episode one - Timing updates and classification requirements
News and Deals
Harneys launches BVI Economic Substance Classification Solution
Legal update
Economic substance – Draft BVI Code published
Legal update
EU confirms BVI and Cayman Islands co-operation on tax
Article
Economic substance – BVI law in force
Guide
BVI continuations and discontinuations