Aki Corsoni-Husain Partner
Investment Funds & Regulatory
+357 2584 4326 (Cyprus)
+1 284 852 2565 (British Virgin Islands)
Expertise and Professional Background
Aki Corsoni-Husain is head of Regulatory within Harneys' global Tax and Regulatory department. He specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious financial services law and regulation, including advice on the anti-money laundering regime, anti-bribery legislation, information exchange in tax matters and economic sanctions as relevant to both the European Union and the UK Overseas Territories. Aki advises on the regimes governing banks, investment firms, trust and fiduciary services providers and the insurance industry, and counts numerous blue chip credit institutions and top tier global law firms among his clients.
Aki has worked at Harneys since 2008, initially in the BVI office and latterly in Cyprus. He travels regularly between Harneys’ various locations. Prior to joining Harneys Aki trained and worked in the Financial Markets and Regulatory group at Dentons in London. Aki has also been on secondments in the UK with Goldman Sachs International, Royal Dutch Shell, ABN AMRO Bank and Gazprom.
Aki is a contributing editor to the following publications: British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, now in its third edition, having authored the chapters on financial services law, taxation and information exchange in tax matters and anti-money laundering law; Bermuda Commercial Law, the authoritative guide to Bermuda’s commercial laws; and International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice, now in its fourth edition.
Aki’s recent experience includes:
- Advising Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil and gas firm, on all aspects of numerous elements of its business lines, including, in 2017, advising Rosneft on a restructuring/sale of CIS assets in Russia and the Ukraine to a third party oil and gas firm
- Advising Credit Suisse, one of the biggest Swiss banks, on the provision of cross-border prime broker and custody services in Cyprus
IFLR 1000: Aki is recommended by IFLR 1000 and is described by clients as being “responsive and knowledgeable” and "very impressive".
Client Choice: He is also recognised for offshore services and corporate tax expertise in Cyprus by Client Choice, an independent awards body that recognises global law firms and partners for quality client care and service.
Education & Admissions
Nottingham Trent University (Legal Practice Course) 2001
University College London (LLB) 2000
England and Wales 2004
British Virgin Islands 2009
Cyprus (Article 14K, Advocates Law) 2017
Tax and Regulatory
Investigations, Corporate Crime and Fraud
Brexit Practice Group
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