Harney Westwood & Riegels

Offshore Department

British Virgin Islands
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Harneys has a long-standing reputation for its work in the private client and offshore trust industry in the BVI. "They have the lion's share of the market there and are very well respected," states one wealth expert, adding that "they are the obvious choice for BVI law."

The firm has private wealth experts on the ground in the BVI and in several other locations. Another commentator says: "They are a very strong name for the BVI and, whether with or against them, you know you will have a strong adviser who knows what they are doing."

Notable practitioners

Henry Mander leads the firm's BVI and Cayman trusts practice and is praised as being "very impressive" and "an expert in BVI matters." He has in-depth expertise and experience in private client and trust matters and one wealth commentator notes that "he is an expert in offshore matters." Another international lawyer reports: "He is very practical and always gets to the nub of issues very quickly." This lawyer adds that "clients have been extremely happy with Mander's service."