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Ross Munro
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... brilliant on corporate restructuring matters.

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Biography

Ross Munro is the Global Managing Partner of the Harneys Group.He joined the firm in 2005 as a lawyer in our funds team, advising clients on all aspects of the formation, operation and restructuring of offshore investment funds as well as the impact of relevant financial services and securities laws. Ross became a partner in 2008 and was appointed global head of our Investment Funds practice in 2012. He was closely involved in the introduction of the BVI’s Securities and Investment Business Act (SIBA) in 2010.Ross took on the role of global head of our associated corporate and private wealth services business, Harneys Fiduciary, in 2013 and ...

Ross Munro is the Global Managing Partner of the Harneys Group.

He joined the firm in 2005 as a lawyer in our funds team, advising clients on all aspects of the formation, operation and restructuring of offshore investment funds as well as the impact of relevant financial services and securities laws. Ross became a partner in 2008 and was appointed global head of our Investment Funds practice in 2012. He was closely involved in the introduction of the BVI’s Securities and Investment Business Act (SIBA) in 2010.

Ross took on the role of global head of our associated corporate and private wealth services business, Harneys Fiduciary, in 2013 and relocated to our London office the following year. He currently serves as a non-executive director on the Harneys Fiduciary Management Board.

Ross is the former chairman of both the BVI Financial Services Commission’s Securities, Investment Business and Mutual Funds Advisory Committee and the BVI Investment Funds Association as well as a former member of the Company Law Review Advisory Committee. He remains involved in various public-private committees in the BVI and regularly consults with government on issues related to regulatory developments and new products. He is a contributing editor to British Virgin Islands Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell), now in its fourth edition.

Prior to joining us, Ross worked in corporate finance at Hammonds LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs LLP) in England.

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Recommendations

Ross is consistently recommended as a leading lawyer. He is described as being "very respected in the market amongst industry peers."

Ross is consistently recommended as a leading lawyer. He is described as being "very respected in the market amongst industry peers."

Ross is ranked as a leading lawyer and is described as a "technically very able funds lawyer" who is extremely well respected for his investment funds practice.

Ross is described as "brilliant on corporate restructuring matters"

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England and Wales (not practising)
1998

British Virgin Islands
2005

Guildford College of Law (LPC)
1995

Guildford College of Law (CPE)
1994

Manchester University (BSc)
1992

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