Philip Graham is a partner in our Investment Funds and Regulatory team, advising on the laws of the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. He is a leading advisor on all aspects of offshore investment funds, including pre-formation strategy, regulatory compliance and restructuring. Phil has over a decade of experience advising in connection with all types of fund vehicles, including private equity and hedge funds, limited partnerships, and start-ups operating in the fintech space.
Phil leads our investment funds team in the BVI and serves as chairman of the BVI Investment Funds Association. He consults regularly with government and the regulator on legislative development and the impact of regulatory change. Phil is senior editor of the Offshore Funds Blog, speaking and publishing regularly on topics including offshore funds, Cayman and BVI fund products, blockchain, crypto currency and regulatory matters such as information exchange and AML.
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 (not practising)
- British Virgin Islands
- University of West England (LPC)
- University of Bristol (LLB)