Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring:
- Commercial litigation
- Fraud and asset tracing
- Investigations, corporate crime and fraud
- Arbitration and enforcement
- Claims against directors
- Shareholder disputes
- Banking and contractual disputes
- Trusts & private client litigation
- Insurance disputes
- Property disputes
- Professional negligence claims
- Insolvency proceedings
- Administrative law and judicial review
- Intellectual property litigation
- Listco disputes
Harneys has been at the forefront of the development of offshore jurisprudence for decades and have been involved in the most significant global disputes winning keynote victories for our clients and often helping shape the law. We have acted in some of the largest and most complex cross-border restructurings and insolvencies of recent times.
We are dominant in offshore litigation and restructuring, with a growing team which spans the BVI, Cayman, Hong Kong and London. We have a reputation for providing clear, accurate and timely advice to our clients and our work is almost exclusively connected with high-profile, high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes and restructurings.
Our client base is diverse, encompassing leading international and regional accountancy practices, onshore law firms, financial institutions, insolvency office holders, official and unofficial creditors’ committees, private equity sponsors, hedge funds, debtor in possession loan providers, directors, trustees, shareholders and corporate debtors. We have acted, and continue to act, for some of the world’s largest corporations including the Big Four accounting firms, Alfa, Barclays, HSBC, Grant Thornton, Credit Suisse, Rusal, BP, TNK and Sibneft, as well as the world’s leading law firms.
We frequently advise lenders and investors at all levels of the capital structure, corporates and insolvency officeholders on the use of schemes of arrangements in the context of parallel restructurings or reorganisation procedures in other jurisdictions, such as Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code or parallel schemes of arrangement in other common law jurisdictions.