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Jonathan Culshaw

Jonathan Culshaw
Managing Partner, Hong Kong Office - Investment Funds at Harneys
since 2008

 Jonathan Culshaw is the Managing Partner of our Hong Kong office and also has ultimate responsibility for the firm's Cayman Islands law practice in Europe and Africa.

Jonathan advises on the establishment and maintenance of all types of Cayman Islands hedge, venture capital and private equity funds and the structuring of private equity portfolio acquisitions and disposals. His practice also includes providing Cayman Islands and BVI law advice on the offshore aspects of corporate transactions (mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, takeovers, listings and corporate restructurings) and on banking, structured and project finance matters including credit and security issues.
Prior to joining Harneys as a Partner in 2008, Jonathan trained and worked for seven years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Hong Kong and then practiced for six years with Walkers in the Cayman Islands.
 
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Recommended by Chambers as a foreign lawyer (Corporate/M&A) and noted for providing service that is "responsive, efficient and cooperative".
Recommended by Legal 500 in its offshore law firms in London rankings.
 



Education

 University of Bristol (LLB Hons) 1991

College of Law, Chester (LPC) 1992 
Bar Admissions
Admitted in England and Wales 1995
Admitted in Hong Kong 1997
Admitted in the Cayman Islands 2001
Admitted in the British Virgin Islands 2009
 
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BVI Segregated Portfolios going from strength to strength

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 23:05

By Natalie Bell, Harneys, British Virgin Islands – Segregated Portfolio Companies (SPCs) are now well recognised and widely used corporate vehicles, and we are seeing increasing demand for them in the funds context, writes BVI-based law firm Harneys. A segregated portfolio company benefits from statutory segregation of its assets and liabilities in one segregated portfolio from those of any other segregated portfolio, and from the general assets and liabilities of the company, but is a single, legal entity. The SPC has only one set of constitutional documents, one board of directors and, importantly, one set of annual licence fees. »

Philip Graham, Harneys

British Virgin Islands - Approved Manager regime drives demand

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 21:19

Since the BVI introduced the Approved Manager regime at the end of 2012 demand has been strong. Currently, there are 101 Approved Managers licensed in the BVI.  »

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The British Virgin Islands

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 12:42

By Ross Munro, Harneys - The British Virgin Islands is a leading jurisdiction for the formation of alternative investment funds, having approximately 2,525 funds registered or recognised under the Securities and Investment Business Act 2010 (SIBA). Funds recognised or registered under SIBA are regulated by the Financial Services Commission (the Commission), the financial regulator in the British Virgin Islands.   »

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BVI funds required to file annual returns by 30 June

Mon, 23/04/2012 - 16:00

All private, professional and public funds in the British Virgin Islands are required to submit a Mutual Fund Annual Return (MFAR) to the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) no later than 30 June 2012 in respect of the calendar year ending 31 December 2011. »

David Herbert, head of Cayman Islands litigation and insolvency team, Harneys

XXIV Old Buildings barrister appointed to lead Harneys' Cayman litigation practice

Wed, 02/11/2011 - 16:00

Harneys has appointed former XXIV Old Buildings barrister David Herbert as head of the firm’s growing Cayman Islands litigation and insolvency team. »

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