BVI Banking & Finance


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Our BVI based finance lawyers together have over four decades on the ground in the BVI, a level of experience that none of our competitors can approach.

Overview

We recruit, nurture and retain the best lawyers in the offshore finance markets, with experience in major onshore law firms and financial institutions. We act for 18 of the world’s top 20 banks and have decades of experience advising on BVI legal issues relating to all types of debt finance including loan finance, debt issuance, lease financing, shariah compliant finance, derivatives, insolvency, distressed debt and enforcement of security.

We are regularly instructed in respect of multi-billion dollar debt finance transactions involving top international banks. We are the only firm in the BVI that has a specialist team dealing with close-out netting and collateral issues in relation to financial markets documentation. With the recruitment of restructuring specialists globally, we have formalised our restructuring group including corporate, insolvency and finance experts, the only such practice dedicated to BVI law.
 

Services

  • Loan finance
  • Note issuance
  • Derivatives
  • BVI and international project finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • Asset-based and property finance
  • Lease finance
  • Local debt finance transactions and the taking of BVI security
  • Share and all assets security
  • Insolvency
  • Security enforcement and distressed debt

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Contacts

Greg Boyd
Greg Boyd

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Tanya Cassie-Parker
Tanya Cassie-Parker

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Sheila George
Sheila George

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Rachel Graham
Rachel Graham

Partner
London
Johann E. Henry
Johann E. Henry

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Russell Willings
Russell Willings

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Simon Hudd
Simon Hudd

Head of Corporate
Bermuda
Michelle Frett-Mathavious
Michelle Frett-Mathavious

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Counsel
London
Hamish Masson
Hamish Masson

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Joanna  Hossack
Joanna Hossack

Associate
British Virgin Islands
Tamara Maduro
Tamara Maduro

Associate
British Virgin Islands
Publications

Webinars

Video: Directors' duties in the BVI 
Video: What Lenders and Borrowers Need to Know - A Snapshot of Changes to BVI Law in 2015 
Video: Derivatives law in the offshore context 
Video: Potential Hurdles in Obtaining Freezing Injunctions 
Video: Review of Security Registration Requirements in BVI and Cayman 
Video: Proposed Changes to BVI Insolvency Law 

Articles & Updates

BVI exempts certain categories of people from work permit requirements 
BVI enacts legislation to change work permit fee calculation 
BVI's new beneficial ownership regime to take effect on 1 July 2017 
Divided loyalties – the issue of directors’ duties in joint ventures 
Security registrations in BVI – a closer look at difficult issues 
The company’s property – litigation funding and insolvent companies 

Guides

Key benefits of using BVI structures 
Potential Changes to Creditors’ Rights in the BVI – Administration Orders 

Recent Experience

Harneys advises on Central America Bottling Corporation’s US$500 million notes offering 
Harneys advises on Studio City's Senior Secured Notes Offering and Super Senior Revolving Credit Facility 
Harneys advises on sale of a £2.4 billion stake in leading data centre company Global Switch 
Harneys advises Virgin on acquisition of renewable energy group 
​Harneys advises on investment in Southern Russia Irrigated Farming Project 
Harneys advises on Metminco purchase of Minera Seafield from RMB Australia