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Sean Scott

Sean Scott

since 2012

 Sean Scott is a Partner in our London office and is part of the team responsible for the firm’s Cayman practice in Europe. 

 
Sean advises on the establishment and maintenance of all types of Cayman Islands hedge, venture capital and private equity funds. He also has extensive experience of a wide range of corporate, banking and finance matters.
 
Sean has over 10 years offshore funds experience having practiced in Australia, the Channel Islands, Cayman and London. Prior to joining Harneys as a Partner in 2012, Sean practised in the London office of Maples and Calder. 



Education

 University of Sydney (Bachelor of Economics/Social Sciences) 1992

University of Sydney (Post Graduate Diploma of Law) 1996 
Bar Admissions
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales 1998
Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales 2003
Admitted as an Attorney in the Cayman Islands 2004 
 
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Ian Gobin, Harneys

Harneys - Best Offshore Law Firm

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 16:36

Harneys operates through 14 international locations and its global funds practice advises on all aspects of offshore investment funds, establishment, maintenance and restructuring both in distressed and planned scenarios.  »

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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.  »

British Virgin Islands

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. »

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