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Fellow, INSOL International; Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP)


Ian Mann is Harneys' Asia Managing Partner and is the long-term head of the firm's offshore litigation and restructuring department in Hong Kong. He is a leading offshore litigator, senior tactician and thought leader. He specialises in restructuring, insolvency, shareholders' disputes and contentious trusts and is an expert in cross-border and conflict of laws dilemmas. He has worked on every major recent restructuring involving offshore entities in the region and on some of Asia’s highest value contentious estate litigation, including acting as BVI Counsel to the Estate of Nina Wang.

A barrister by training, Ian is an experienced advocate and often appears on behalf of elite families, usually being retained long-term for strategic offshore litigation advice. He is regularly asked to provide expert opinion on offshore law to various courts of law and frequently lectures to judicial, professional and academic bodies. He is the author of both of the leading offshore textbooks on British Virgin Islands Commercial Law and Bermuda Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell Thomas Reuters).


British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell - Co-general Editor; Bermuda Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell (2016) - Co-general Editor