Johann E. Henry Partner

Private Client
+1 284 852 2573
+1 284 340 5620

Expertise and Professional Background

Johann Henry joined Harneys in 2001 and is a partner in the firm's Private Client Department where, as the firm's key contact for shipping, he advises some of the world's leading financial institutions, law firms, ship builders and yacht owners on all aspects of the acquisition, registration, financing, disposal and operation of ships in the context of the tax neutral registries of the BVI and the Cayman Islands. Johann also advises local and foreign institutional and private clients on a variety of commercial and real estate matters including corporate restructurings, acquisitions and disposal of real estate and businesses, and advises domestic banking institutions in financing transactions and generally in relation to BVI banking law.
Johann is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and sits on the Financial Services Business Development Committee, as the BVI shipping industry's representative, and is regularly invited to participate in Government initiatives with respect to promotion and development of BVI shipping business.
He is a notary public in the British Virgin Islands and is recommended by Legal 500.


Legal 500: Johann Henry is recommended by Legal 500 as a leading trusts and private client practitioner in the BVI.

Education & Admissions

Norman Manley Law School (Certificate of Legal Education) 2001
University of the West Indies (LLB) 1999
University of the West Indies (BSc) 1996
Bar Admissions
British Virgin Islands 2002
Jamaica 2003
Anguilla 2006


Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Trusts & Estates
Property and Real Estate
Shipping and Aircraft
BVI Banking & Finance
BVI Corporate & Commercial
BVI Domestic Business
Private Wealth


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