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HNW Guide

Offshore: Trusts (Expertise Based Abroad) — British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Harney Westwood & Riegels

From the Chambers HNW guide

Henry Mander heads the firm's BVI and Cayman trusts practice, and has a strong reputation in both jurisdictions. Mander advises individuals and institutional clients on all aspects of trust law, and has extensive experience in the creation, administration and termination of complex international trusts.

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UK

Carey Olsen

From the Chambers HNW guide

Will Burnell of Carey Olsen is based in Jersey, and has a recognised BVI practice. "He is an excellent, very strong lawyer," says an interviewee. Another adds: "He is good, you know the advice is reliable and he bridges advice covering multiple jurisdictions." Burnell advises private and corporate clients on a wide range of non-contentious trusts matters, including the establishment and management of BVI trusts and companies.

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UK

Maples and Calder

From the Chambers HNW guide

Raymond Davern of Maples and Calder is recognised internationally for offshore trusts work. He is particularly experienced in BVI trust law and spent a number of years working in the Cayman Islands. He regularly advises high net worth individuals and families on estate and succession planning. "He's got a strong academic background in trusts," says one of his peers.

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UK

Christopher J McKenzie

O'Neal Webster

From the Chambers HNW guide

"The BVI trust industry owes a lot to"Christopher McKenzie, states a source; "he is vastly experienced and has been a big advocate and proponent for the BVI." McKenzie is a partner at O'Neal Webster, now based in London but still highly regarded in the BVI trusts market. "He has a very comprehensive and detailed knowledge of BVI trust law," says one market insider, and another adds that "he is very responsive, knowledgeable and meticulous in his approach to his analysis and delivery. He also ensures that your matter is dealt with in a timely manner."

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UK

Mourant Ozannes

From the Chambers HNW guide

Anthony Pursall of Mourant Ozannes advises high net worth individuals, trustees and banks on international trust and private client matters. Pursall is an "acknowledged expert in offshore law generally, and specifically Cayman and BVI law," reports a source. "He knows his onions in the BVI; he is a leading player and a safe pair of hands," says another.

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