British Virgin Islands (BVI) law firm Forbes Hare has launched a contentious London-based offshore advisory practice.
Simultaneously, the firm has announced the appointment of Alistair Abbott as a partner in its litigation and insolvency practice.
William Hare, managing partner of Forbes Hare, said: “We believe that there is a demand for contentious BVI and Cayman Islands legal advice from offices outside the Caribbean.
“We think that the ability to provide such services from London offers similar time-zone advantages to clients in Europe, the CIS, the Middle East and Africa.”
Abbott is a former barrister with Dentons.
He said: “Forbes Hare is an ambitious and dynamic firm with an impressive international client base.”
The firm is well known in the BVI and is expanding elsewhere with offices in London and the Cayman Islands.
Forbes Hare was established in 2005 and employs over 40 staff in three offices in the Cayman Islands, the BVI and London.
The firm’s core practice areas are litigation and insolvency, corporate, finance, investment funds and private client and trusts.
In March 2013 Forbes Hare launched the Forbes Hare Trust Company in the Cayman Islands, offering range of trust services, including private wealth trusts for families, private trust companies, and shareholding trusts for private businesses.