Harneys continues expansion of Hong Kong team

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Leading Cayman & BVI law firm now fields 17 in Hong Kong

Harneys is growing on multiple fronts in Asia and it is essential that we have the right team of lawyers who will help us deliver the rapid response and high level legal advice for which the firm is known.

International law firm Harneys is pleased to announce the continuing expansion of its legal team in Hong Kong.

Among the new joiners are litigation counsel James Noble and banking and finance associate Vanisha Harjani. The firm now fields 14 principal fee earners and three paralegals in Hong Kong covering all key BVI and Cayman Islands transactional, restructuring and litigation practice areas.

Managing Partner of the Hong Kong office Jonathan Culshaw commented: “Harneys is growing on multiple fronts in Asia and it is essential that we have the right team of lawyers who will help us deliver the rapid response and high level legal advice for which the firm is known. James and Vanisha each bring with them a proven track record in their respective areas of expertise and I am delighted to welcome them on board.”

Prior to moving to Hong Kong in July, James Noble practised for nearly two years as a member of the firm’s litigation and insolvency group in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. James specialises in shareholder litigation and hedge fund disputes but also has a broad range of experience in financial services litigation and insolvency. Beginning his career with Clayton Utz in Australia James subsequently worked as a senior associate in the London and Sydney offices of Norton Rose for seven years before moving offshore.

Vanisha Harjani joined Harneys in August. A specialist in banking and finance transactions including unsecured and secured lending, asset and acquisition finance and structured finance, Vanish practises both BVI and Cayman law. She joined Harneys from Ogier Hong Kong where she worked for five years. Vanisha speaks English, Hindi and Sindhi.

Harneys’ Hong Kong office is the hub of an expanding British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands legal practice in Asia.

About Harneys

Harney Westwood & Riegels, better known simply as Harneys, is a leading international offshore law firm providing legal services related to the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Anguilla. Through its associated business Harneys Services it also delivers a full complement of corporate, trust and private wealth services in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. For more information please visit http://www.harneys.com.

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