George WestonSenior Associate
Corporate & Commercial
Expertise and Professional Background
George Weston is a senior associate in Harneys’ Corporate and Commercial practice. He advises on all aspects of BVI corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, downstream private equity investments, joint ventures, public and private share offerings, takeovers and corporate reorganisations for clients within a wide range of industry sectors across the globe.
George has particular expertise working with leading law firms and private equity investors on cross-border corporate acquisitions and joint ventures with a technology or real estate element.
Highlights of George’s recent experience include acting as BVI legal counsel on the January 2016 merger of third-party logistics companies UTi Worldwide Inc and DSV, one of the largest takeovers of a publicly listed BVI company; and advising LeniGas Cuba Limited on its reverse takeover of Knowlton Capital Inc by way of a BVI scheme of arrangement in July 2016.
George joined Harneys in 2015, having previously spent seven years in the London office of Paul Hastings, an international law firm, where he worked on a number of high profile corporate transactions. While at Paul Hastings he also undertook a secondment at JP Morgan Chase in London.
College of Law of England & Wales (LPC) 2008
Southampton Solent University (Graduate Diploma in Law) 2007
University of Southampton (BA) 2006
England & Wales 2010 (not practicing)
British Virgin Islands 2015