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 adept at guiding clients through the structuring of BVI vehicles, and sources praise him as a "good technical lawyer" as well as a "solid guy who knows what he's talking about."Chambers and Partners, 2019
Philip is ranked as a “market leader”.IFLR1000, 2019
Philip is “excellent, a very good lawyer and very responsive". “He always provides practical advice and doesn't overcomplicate the issues." A source added: “He is the reason that I use Harneys, and it's always a pleasure to deal with.”IFLR1000
Philip is recognised as a “leading individual” in the British Virgin Islands Corporate and Commercial; and Investment Funds rankings.Legal 500, 2019
Philip is recognised as an expert in the private funds space.Who's Who Legal, 2019
- England and Wales (not practising)
- British Virgin Islands
- University of West England (LPC)
- University of Bristol (LLB)