Harneys has been named as an ‘International Legal Team of the Year’ finalist for the STEP Private Client Awards 2016/17, which celebrate quality and excellence within the private client industry. Harneys is the only offshore law firm to be shortlisted in this category, which recognises leaders in the provision of global, cross-border legal advice to private clients and their advisors.
With offices across Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean, Harneys has a high level of global expertise and cultural fit with clients, who benefit from round-the-clock service in including in the creation, administration and termination of trusts, international wills and estates, and in contentious trust matters.
Through its offering in the key offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, BVI, Cayman and Cyprus, Harneys is also able to advise on complex, multi-jurisdictional trust structures which typically comprise entities across several of these jurisdictions.
Henry Mander, Partner and Head of Harneys’ Trusts practice, commented: “This nomination reflects our ongoing growth and commitment in the areas of trusts and private client. We are dedicated to providing excellence in client service on time all of the time – no matter where in the world our clients are located.”
The nomination follows a year of strong growth for Harneys, which has hired lawyers across several of its offices, further developed its private client, trusts and general private wealth offering, and launched a fiduciary services arm in Bermuda to complement its global corporate and fiduciary services offerings. Harneys has also demonstrated marked growth across other practices and locations, including in funds, where it was recently named HFM Week‘s Best Offshore Law Firm for Client Service.
The STEP Private Client Awards recognise leading private client solicitors, barristers, accountants, bankers, trust managers and financial advisors in the private client industry across a range of different categories including multi-family office, philanthropy and investment teams. Winners are selected by an independent panel of experts of internationally renowned wealth management practitioners, and will be announced on 8 September 2016.