17 named in 2020 promotions

Harneys named two new partners in our BVI office, Hazel-Ann Hannaway and George Weston, a new head of Litigation Asia, Paula Kay, and promoted 14 counsel and senior associate positions across our BVI, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Hong Kong and London locations.

Hazel-Ann Hannaway is a partner in the Litigation and Insolvency practice group, specialising in civil, corporate and international litigation. Her clients include local and foreign corporations and individuals from the major jurisdictions including Europe, the Far East and the United States.

Paula Kay is a partner and the head of Litigation Asia, based in our Hong Kong office. Her practice focusses on high value, multi-jurisdictional shareholder disputes in offshore companies listed in Hong Kong or the US. Her practice includes unfair prejudice claims, oppression claims and just & equitable windings up, as well as dissenting shareholder claims following “take-privates”. She also has particular expertise in obtaining freezing injunctions simultaneously across jurisdictions, working with large legal teams, often including multiple QCs. 

George Weston is a partner in the Corporate practice group and advises on all aspects of BVI corporate and commercial law. He has particular expertise working with leading law firms and private equity investors on cross-border corporate acquisitions and joint ventures with a technology or real estate element, and is a leading member of our hospitality sector group.

We also announced the counsel promotions of Lucy Hannett, Joshua Mangeot and Christopher Pease in the BVI; James Elliott, Grainne King and Charles Moore in Cayman; Jayesh Chatlani in Hong Kong; Thomas Dugdale, Francesca Gibbons and Deirdre MacNamara in London.

Four of our associates were also promoted to senior associate level; James Eggleton and Anya Park in Cayman, Ariana Georgallis in Cyprus, and James Granby in Hong Kong.

Our Chairman, Peter Tarn commented: “I would like to congratulate each and every one of our new partners, counsels and senior associates. Their promotions are in recognition of what they have achieved at Harneys to date as well as an indication of what we believe they will accomplish in the future.”

The promotions were effective from 1 January. In total we have 61 partners, 23 counsels and 37 senior associates across our international locations.

The appointments of James Elliott, Grainne King and Charles Moore to counsel, and James Eggleton and Anya Park to senior associate are pending approval by Cayman Islands Immigration authorities.