Heading the BVI Investment Funds and Regulatory team, Philip advises on all aspects of the formation and restructuring of investment fund vehicles. He assists clients with trust company and insurance regulation and with BVI enforcement actions.
Prior to joining us in 2008, Phil worked as a senior associate in Wragge & Co.'s corporate department. He became a Harneys partner in 2011 and continues to lead his team in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious financial services law and regulation, including advice on obtaining or transferring investment management, administration or banking licenses. He also provides guidance on the anti-money laundering regime, anti-bribery legislation, information exchange in tax matters and economic sanctions.
Phil is chairman of the BVI Investment Funds Association. He is also member of the BVI Joint Anti-money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Advisory Committee and the BVI Financial Services Commission's Focus Group on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. You can read more of his insights on our Offshore Funds Blog.
Philip is applauded for his knowledge of issues underpinning the establishment and operation of BVI-domiciled investment funds. He is the lead partner on many of the team's most significant matters. Clients describe Philip as “very responsive, eager to solve issues and has a comprehensive knowledge of BVI law.”Chambers and Partners
Philip is recognised a "market leader" and a client notes “I would recommend Phil and Harneys without reservation (and enthusiastically) to any of my colleagues and friends”.IFLR 1000
Philip is recommended by Legal 500.Legal 500
Philip is recognised as being one of the world’s leading private funds lawyers.Who's Who Legal
- England and Wales
- British Virgin Islands
- University of West England (Legal Practice Course)
- University of Bristol (LLB)