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Harneys is a global offshore law firm with entrepreneurial thinking built around professionalism, personal service and rapid response. Open, progressive and personable, we provide advice on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Be…


The Funds Download: Accessing the Asia market
Jul 23 • 16 min
In the sixth episode of our Funds Download podcast series, our host and the global head of Funds and Regulatory, Philip Graham, is joined by head of Funds and Regulatory, Asia, Maggie Kwok, to share insights from the region.
Practically Speaking - Succession planning and BVI assets – A few practical pointers
Jul 13 • 21 min
Our podcast series Practically Speaking, was launched to provide our listeners with practical advice and insights on issues applicable to stakeholders of BVI entities.In our eighth episode, Transactional Partner Rachel Graham and Senior Associate within…
The Funds Download - Boundless opportunities for the Latin America market
Jul 9 • 12 min
In the fifth episode of our Funds Download podcast series, our host and the global head of Funds and Regulatory, Philip Graham, is joined by Harneys Fiduciary Managing Director of the Americas, Maria Pia Buchi, to examine market trends originating from…
Harneys Practically Speaking - Establishing substance in the BVI
Jul 1 • 16 min
In our seventh episode, Transactional Partner Rachel Graham and Director of Fiduciary & Custodial Kerry Graziola discuss how to create substance for relevant in scope entities in the BVI.
Harneys Practically Speaking - Demystifying the continuation or re-domiciliation of foreign companies
Jun 16 • 13 min
In our sixth episode, Transactional Partner Rachel Graham and Transactional Counsel Thomas Dugdale discuss the following: what a continuation, “re-domiciliation” or, “migration” is, why continue or migrate to another jurisdiction practical considerations…
The Funds Download - Luxembourg: an Investment Funds giant
Jun 15 • 12 min
In the fourth episode of our Funds Download podcast series our host and global head of Funds and Regulatory, Philip Graham, is joined by the head of our Luxembourg Investment Funds team, Vanessa Molloy, to take a closer look at the reasons why…
Take 10: Season two - Privatisations: 2020 the year of coming home
Jun 14 • 9 min
Welcome to this season’s third episode of the Offshore Litigation Take 10 podcast. In this episode, Paula Kay joins Ian Mann to discuss privatisation, the process by which a company transfers from public to private ownership and control. Key…
Harneys Practically Speaking - Private Investment Funds
Jun 8 • 8 min
In our fifth episode, Director of Client Services Amy Roost and Global Head of Investment Funds, Philip Graham discuss the following: Private Investment Funds (PIFs), what they are and why they were introduced, the various ways in which you can determine…
The Funds Download - The Great Recession - when things go horribly wrong
Jun 2 • 17 min
When things go horribly wrong; Lehman, Madoff and the global financial crisis of 2008/2009In the third episode of our Funds Download podcast our host and the Global Head of Funds and Regulatory, Philip Graham, is joined by the Co-Head of Funds and…
The Funds Download - A shadow over the global economy
May 26 • 18 min
In the second episode of our Funds Download podcast, our host and the global head of Funds and Regulatory, Philip Graham, is joined by the co-head of Funds and Regulatory in the Cayman Islands, Matt Taber, the global head of Dispute Resolution, Phillip…
Harneys Practically Speaking - The liquidation process for BVI companies
May 20 • 6 min
Our podcast series Practically Speaking, was launched to provide our listeners with practical advice and insights on issues applicable to stakeholders of BVI entities. In our fourth episode, Transactional Partner Rachel Graham and Director of Fiduciary…
R&I over Wi-Fi - Cross-border restructuring tips for US bankruptcy attorneys
May 20 • 10 min
Our third episode is hosted by Jayson Wood and Jessica Williams, Partners in our Litigation and Insolvency practice group.Key takeawaysThe appointment of restructuring provisional liquidators in the Cayman Islands provides protection for a Cayman…
Harneys Practically Speaking - Pushing the envelope
May 8 • 7 min
During this episode of the Practically Speaking podcast series, Rachel Graham and Amy Roost discuss the in and outs of de-enveloping BVI companies.
Take 10 - Season two - CEFC Shanghai - landmark common law recognition of PRC administrators in Hong Kong. Would BVI/Cayman Islands follow suit?
May 8 • 10 min
Welcome to this season’s second episode of the Offshore Litigation Take 10 podcast. In this episode, Andrew Johnstone and Ian Mann discuss the decision in CEFC Shanghai: the first PRC office holder to be recognised under the common law in Hong Kong.Key…
The Funds Download - A view from the Americas
May 7 • 9 min
In our first episode Global Head of Investment Funds, Philip Graham, and Partner Matt Taber, examine the investment funds market in Q1 2020, and make projections of the emerging issues as we step into Q2.
Harneys Practically Speaking - Bringing your BVI company to an end: strike off vs liquidation
Apr 30 • 8 min
In our second episode, Transactional Partner Rachel Graham and Director of Client Services Amy Roost discuss the options available to directors and shareholders when a BVI company has reached the end of its useful life, with a particular focus on the…
R&I over Wi-Fi - Restructuring provisional liquidator deployed by BVI court
Apr 27 • 14 min
In our second episode, partners Andy Thorp, Stuart Cullen and Ellie Crespi discuss the US$1.67 billion global debt restructuring of Brazilian oil and gas services group Constellation (formerly Queiroz Galvão Oil & Gas).
Take 10: Season two - Directors’ Duties during troubling times
Apr 23 • 10 min
Welcome to the first episode of our second season of the Offshore Litigation Take 10 podcast. In this episode, Julie Engwirda and Ian Mann discuss directors’ duties and obligations where a company is experiencing financial pressure. Key Takeaways:…
Harneys Practically Speaking - The impact of Covid-19 on Economic Substance compliance and directors duties
Apr 16 • 10 min
Transactional Partner Rachel Graham and Director of Client Services Amy Roost host the first episode of our new podcast series: Practically Speaking. This series was launched to provide our listeners with practical advice and insights on issues…
R&I over Wi-Fi - Parallel Schemes of Arrangement
Apr 14 • 12 min
In our first episode, partners Chai Ridgers and Ian Mann discuss the use of parallel schemes of arrangement in cross-border restructurings, particularly the cross-border restructuring of an offshore company listed in Hong Kong.
Take 10 - The role of Emmadart in China Milk and China Shanshui
Feb 25 • 9 min
In the fifth and final episode of our Take 10 podcast series for 2019, Ian Mann and Dayton Riddle discuss whether a board of directors of a Cayman Islands company has the right to petition to wind up the company without shareholder approval, for…
Take 10 - Derivative Actions
Feb 17 • 10 min
Welcome to the fourth episode our litigation podcast “Take 10”. The series features casual 10 minute discussions on the latest litigation cases and market developments relevant to our offshore jurisdictions.In the fourth episode, Ian Mann and Julie…
Take 10 - The Privy Council
Feb 13 • 10 min
“Take 10” is Harneys Offshore Litigation podcast series. In the third episode, Ian Mann and Jayesh Chatlani discuss their experiences in the Privy Council, the final court of appeal for offshore Caribbean jurisdictions.
Take 10 - Supreme Tycoon
Feb 11 • 9 min
“Take 10” is Harneys Offshore Litigation podcast series. In the second episode, Ian Mann and Dayton Riddle discuss common law recognition and the case of Supreme Tycoon.
Take 10 - Unfair prejudice and quasi partnerships – the Dinglis judgment
Feb 6 • 10 min
“Take 10” is Harneys Offshore Litigation podcast series. In the first episode, Ian Mann and Gareth Murphy discuss lessons learned from the recent shareholder case of Dinglis.
SOS Substance on Substance – Our final thoughts
Jan 28 • 7 min
In the fifteenth and final episode of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series for 2019, Philip Graham and Joshua Mangeot (plus special guest George Weston) examine the journey of economic substance in the BVI to date, from the inception of the Act to the…
SOS Substance on Substance - Timing of compliance and reporting obligations
Jan 27 • 8 min
In the fourteenth instalment of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series, Philip Graham and Joshua Mangeot discuss timing for compliance and reporting and address the ongoing obligation on BVI companies and other legal entities to identify “relevant…
SOS Substance on Substance - Impact on directors and fiduciary service providers
Jan 26 • 9 min
In the thirteenth instalment of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series, Joshua Mangeot and special guest George Weston discuss BVI directors’ duties in the context of the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act 2018 (the ES Act) and…
SOS Substance on Substance - Economic substance legislation and liquidations
Jan 25 • 6 min
In the twelfth instalment of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series, Philip Graham and Joshua Mangeot discuss how BVI entities currently in liquidation or considering this option should approach the BVI economic substance (ES) requirements. They also…
SOS Substance on Substance - ITA guidance to BVI industry participants
Jan 24 • 8 min
In the eleventh instalment of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series, Philip Graham and Josh Mangeot summarise the presentation which representatives from the BVI Government, BVI Finance and the International Tax Authority (ITA) delivered to BVI industry…
SOS Substance on Substance - the Rules
Jan 23 • 6 min
In the tenth instalment of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series, Philip Graham and Josh Mangeot discuss the release of the final version of the guidance formerly known as the “Code”, which was published by the ITA on 9 October 2019 as its newly-titled…
SOS Substance on Substance - Intellectual Property Business
Jan 22 • 6 min
In the ninth instalment of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series, Philip Graham and Josh Mangeot discuss points to consider if your BVI entity may hold intellectual property (IP).
SOS Substance on Substance – Substance Solutions in the BVI
Jan 21 • 7 min
In the eighth instalment of the Harneys Substance on Substance series, Philip Graham and Ross Munro discuss Substance Solutions in the BVI.
SOS Substance on Substance – Holding Business
Jan 20 • 8 min
In the seventh instalment of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series, Philip Graham and Joshua Mangeot give an update on timing of the ITA Code and consider some FAQs around the “holding business” and “finance and leasing business” definitions.
SOS Substance on Substance - What should directors be doing now?
Jan 19 • 6 min
In the sixth episode of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series, Philip Graham and Joshua Mangeot examine good governance principles for BVI entities in the context of the classification process and what entities should be doing now in light of their…
SOS Substance on Substance - Common misunderstandings regarding the ES timetable
Jan 18 • 4 min
In the fifth episode of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series, Philip Graham and Joshua Mangeot confirm that the first economic substance (ES) compliance “financial period” has commenced for all BVI companies and other relevant legal entities and also…
SOS Substance on Substance - Re-domiciliation
Jan 17 • 7 min
In the fourth episode of Harneys’ Substance on Substance series, Philip Graham and Josh Mangeot discuss the option of continuing a BVI entity out of the jurisdiction (sometimes called a “re-domiciliation” or “migration”) as a response to the economic…
SOS Substance on Substance - Implications of The BOSS (Amendment) No 2 Act, 2019
Jan 16 • 5 min
In the third installment of Harneys’ SOS Series, Phil Graham and Josh Mangeot examine the implications of the first reading of the BOSS (Amendment) No 2 Act.
SOS Substance on Substance - Entity classification
Jan 15 • 5 min
In the second episode, Phil Graham and Josh Mangeot discuss the key aspects of an industry update provided by BVI Finance on 12 July 2019.
SOS Substance on Substance - Timing updates and classification requirements
Jan 14 • 8 min
Harneys launches its S.O.S. series, delivering hot takes on critical topics around the Economic Substance legislation.