BVI Litigation & Insolvency


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Partner-led service, jurisdictional expertise and a unique global footprint give Harneys a significant edge; an edge we leverage for our clients.

Overview

Harneys has by far the largest Litigation and Insolvency Department in the BVI; more than twice the size of any other. Our size allows us to provide partner-led service to our clients and to respond more quickly and with more resources when circumstances dictate.

No other law firm has the local knowledge or capability of our BVI litigation practice. We have played a leading role in all of the jurisdiction’s landmark matters of the last decade. Our market-leading BVI litigation department, together with those in our Hong Kong and London offices, provide Harneys clients with a significant edge over those represented by other law firms.

We have by far the most experienced non-contentious restructuring and insolvency team in the BVI. They work closely with our litigation department and together have pioneered many firsts in the BVI, from the onset of Norwich Pharmacal and cross examination orders, to contemporary recognition of receiverships.
 

Services

  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Company advice – claims against directors, shareholder disputes
  • Trust litigation
  • Distressed funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Banking and contractual disputes
  • Insurance
  • Warranty claims
  • Property and employment disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Administrative law and judicial review

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Contacts

Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child

Partner
London
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Hazelann Hannaway
Hazelann Hannaway

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Kimberly K. Crabbe-Adams
Kimberly K. Crabbe-Adams

Senior Associate
British Virgin Islands
Francesca Gibbons
Francesca Gibbons

Senior Associate
London
Marcia McFarlane
Marcia McFarlane

Senior Associate
British Virgin Islands
Mark  Rowlands
Mark Rowlands

Senior Associate
British Virgin Islands
Kisha Frett
Kisha Frett

Associate
British Virgin Islands
Fleur O'Driscoll
Fleur O'Driscoll

Associate
Hong Kong
Christopher Pease
Christopher Pease

Associate
British Virgin Islands
Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson

Associate
British Virgin Islands
Publications

Webinars

Interim Measures in the BVI 

Articles & Updates

The Pacific Andes saga: forum shopping, Chapter 11 and just and equitable winding up 
British Virgin Islands: restructuring and insolvency 
BVI's new beneficial ownership regime to take effect on 1 July 2017 
BVI adopts guidelines for communication and cooperation between courts 
BVI Court protects basic rights of persons subject to tax investigations 
Arbitration in the BVI: an introduction 

Guides

Key benefits of using BVI structures 
Q&A for solvent voluntary liquidations for BVI companies 

Recent Experience

Case Update: Alhamrani v Alhamrani 
Liquidation of C-Mobile Services 
Novel BVI litigation related to world’s largest Bitcoin exchange 
Harneys secures key decision before the ECSC Court of Appeal 
BVI Insolvency Assistance to Foreign Office Holders 
Fairfield Sentry Limited v Alfredo Migani and others