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Ross Munro

Ross Munro
Head of BVI Investment Funds at Harneys
since 2005

 Ross is Head of Investment Funds & Regulatory in the BVI office.  He advises a number of the world's largest fund managers and institutions on all aspects of the formation, operation and restructuring of BVI investment funds as well as the impact of relevant financial services and securities laws. 

Ross joined Harneys in January 2005 and became a Partner in 2008.  Before joining Harneys, he practised in the corporate finance department at Hammonds LLP, England.
Ross is Chairman of  the FSC's Securities, Investment Business and Mutual Funds Advisory Committee and a member of the Company Law Review Advisory Committee. Ross is the current secretary and former chairman of the BVI Investment Funds Association.  In 2009/2010 he participated in a focus group set up by the Financial Services Commission to consult in relation to the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 and associated legislation.
 
Ross is one of the contributing editors to British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell, 2011
Ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global for his leadership in the area of BVI investment funds.
Ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000.
Recommended by Legal 500.
Ranked by PLC Investment Funds Guide.
Ranked as a leading investment funds lawyer by Expert Guides, 2nd Edition.
 



Education

Manchester University (BSc Hons) 1992
College of Law in Guildford, England (CPE) 1994, (LPC) 1995
 
Bar Admissions
Admitted as Solicitor in England & Wales 1998
Admitted in the British Virgin Islands 2005
 
 

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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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