Forbes Hare is an independent law firm practising British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law.  Our core practice areas are litigation, insolvency, corporate, finance, investments funds and private client and trust law.

Practice Overview

We have an experienced litigation team which is able to assist in contentious matters of practically any nature. The majority of work we undertake involves, in one way or another, disputes involving offshore structures and entities in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. Much of our work has cross-border elements. While our primary markets are the BVI and Cayman Islands, we are also able to assist in cases involving other common law Caribbean jurisdictions where we have lawyers locally admitted and/or relationships with local firms.

We have a broad-based corporate insolvency practice, and act for creditors, debtors and office holders in a variety of insolvency and restructuring situations. We have considerable familiarity with the use of insolvency remedies in fraud and asset tracing exercises, and in shareholder disputes.

We have a cross-departmental distressed funds group, and regularly advise stakeholders and functionaries of all types in relation to their rights, obligations and available options. We have advised and acted in relation to insolvent hedge funds and private equity funds, both in relation to their restructuring, and on behalf of liquidators of such funds.

Our corporate and commercial team offers a broad range of legal services across the spectrum of corporate and corporate finance work, both transactional and structuring. Our clients include corporations of all sizes, sovereign and private financial institutions, private equity groups and investment funds.

We have significant local business practices in both the BVI and the Cayman Islands, advising on a range of matters including commercial law, regulatory work, real estate, and employment.

Finally, we have a private client capability in both jurisdictions which includes advising on offshore trust structuring for high net worth individuals, as well as advising professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries in relation to their rights and obligations under trust instruments.

Forbes Hare is part of the Forbes Hare Group, which provides clients of the law firm with a range of offshore company and trust formation and administration services under Forbes Hare Corporate Services (in the British Virgin Islands), Forbes Hare Trust Company (in the Cayman Islands and New Zealand) and Forbes Hare Fund Services (in the Cayman Islands).

We are able to provide most of our services in English or Spanish.

For more information please contact  William Hare.