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Harneys adds counsel to BVI funds and regulatory team

19 July 2017

Harneys is pleased to announce the expansion of the BVI Investment Funds and Regulatory practice with the recruitment of Nadia Menezes as counsel. 

Nadia joins Harneys as an experienced senior lawyer with expertise encompassing offshore investment funds, regulatory, corporate and finance law. She advises on the formation and regulation of hedge funds, real estate and private equity funds, as well as restructuring and regulatory compliance. Nadia also advises on corporate, commercial and securities transactions for both private and publicly quoted companies, property financing, cross-border merger and acquisitions, restructuring, formation and ongoing issues in relation to limited partnerships, stock exchange listings and various other BVI general corporate law issues. 

BVI Head of Investment Funds and Regulatory Philip Graham commented: “Nadia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our practice and is highly regarded by clients and throughout the BVI corporate and funds industries. Harneys’ ability to recruit lawyers of Nadia’s calibre highlights our continued commitment to providing clients with quality service and expertise.” 

Nadia has over 11 years of experience in BVI law and practice and a strong Latin America network. She joins Harneys from Appleby where she worked as counsel.

The BVI is one of the largest jurisdictions for regulated investment funds in the world with over 2,000 registered and recognised funds with an estimated value of US$300 billion. Harneys’ market-leading BVI funds team is part of its global investment funds practice which advises on all aspects of the life of a BVI or Cayman fund including formation, restructuring and closure, both in distressed and planned scenarios. 

The addition of key talent is a cornerstone of Harneys’ growth and reflects an unwavering commitment to deliver excellence across the board.

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