Expertise

Global Expertise

Banking and Finance

Experience is what sets our banking and finance team apart from competitors and it is why clients trust Harneys for complex and challenging finance and banking work.

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Corporate and Commercial

Our experienced team of corporate and commercial lawyers combine unmatched technical skill with a practical, commercial approach. As a result, we are regularly instructed by the world’s leading law firms on behalf of household names in industry and commerce.

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Intellectual Property

We have a well-established and experienced intellectual property practice in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands with a client base ranging from multinational corporations and major international law firms, to specialist IP boutique firms representing some of the world’s largest IP portfolios.

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Investment Funds

Our Investment Funds practice is characterised by technical excellence, responsiveness and price transparency.

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Insurance

Our insurance practice group provides highly responsive and cost effective advice with respect to a broad range of insurance-related entities and services.

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Litigation

Harneys has been at the forefront of the development of offshore jurisprudence for decades and have been involved in the most significant global disputes winning keynote victories for our clients and often helping shape the law.

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Shipping and Aircraft

The firm's shipping and aircraft law practice has gained an international reputation for commercially sensitive legal advice relating to all aspects of the acquisition, registration, financing, disposal and operation of ships and aircraft in the context of the tax neutral registries of the BVI, Cayman Islands and Cyprus.

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Tax and Regulatory

Harneys has established a full-service regulatory practice and a highly qualified and experienced regulatory team. We provide regulatory advice in relation to BVI, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Anguilla and we are the only law firm to have regulatory capacity in these four jurisdictions.

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Trusts & Estates

Harneys’ Trusts & Estates practice advises individual and commercial clients on the establishment, administration and structuring of all types of BVI, Cayman Islands and Cyprus trusts.

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Property and Real Estate

We have decades of experience assisting clients with property sales and purchases in the British Virgin Islands. We also have extensive experience advising clients on the use of BVI, Cayman and Cyprus vehicles in respect of the purchase of real property around the world.

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Restructuring and Insolvency

Harneys has been at the forefront of the development of offshore jurisprudence in the field of restructuring and insolvency for decades and our restructuring and insolvency practice leads the offshore market in both global reach and expertise.

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Private Wealth

Our private wealth offering is at the core of what we do. We invest time in developing relationships with clients so that we have a deep understanding of their business, allowing us to anticipate their needs and offer the best solutions. Our focus is on building trust so that our clients know they can rely on us, whatever their needs.

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Jurisdictional Expertise

Anguilla

Harneys has been part of the Anguillan legal infrastructure since 1998, during which time we have focussed on the development of the jurisdiction’s insolvency and regulatory infrastructure and assisted with the most complex cross-border corporate and litigious matters to touch the jurisdiction. 

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BVI

Harneys’ depth of knowledge and experience in the BVI is unmatched. We have been an integral part of the British Virgin Islands’ development as a premier offshore centre since its inception and no team has a better understanding of the jurisdiction’s nuances and flexibility.

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Cyprus

Our Cyprus law firm was founded in 2006 as Aristodemou Loizides Yiolitis & Co and in 2009 merged with Harneys to become the first international law firm in Cyprus. The office now has more than 20 qualified lawyers including six partners. 



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Cayman Islands

Our dynamic Cayman law firm has expanded significantly since its launch in 2008 and today consists of nearly 22 lawyers including 11 partners. This team of professionals, many of whom are from top international law firms and finance centres, serves a client base that includes hedge fund managers, leading international law firms, major financial institutions and corporates.

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Bermuda

Bermuda is a respected international finance centre recognised for its sophisticated financial, legal and professional services. 

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Regional Expertise

Africa

Harneys was the first offshore law firm practising in the jurisdictions it advises on to establish a presence in mainland Africa.

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Asia

Harneys’ Asia team continues to expand each year with 36 lawyers currently practising in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Japan. Our clients always receive unmatched and distinctive legal counsel and services from Asia’s leading offshore litigation practice.

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Latin America

The largest offshore firm in the region, Harneys has an established practice offering a full suite of services in Uruguay as well as providing a permanent representative in Brazil. We assist our Latin America clients who wish to use offshore structures to accomplish their commercial objectives, whether they are inward-facing, outward-facing or domestic in nature.



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Russia

For more than three decades, Harneys has been the leader in advising on offshore law in Russia.



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