Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Harneys' HK Office Head to Lead Maples and Calder's BVI Practice in Hong Kong

The head of Hong Kong office of Harney Westwood & Riegels Michael Gagie was laterally hired by an offshore legal firm Maples and Calder, to co-lead the firm's British Virgin Islands practice in Asia. On 1 September, Mr. Gagie started work in his new post in Hong Kong office of Maples and Calder, along with Barry Mitchell. Both lawyers were living and working in BVI for some time before moving to Asia.

Since 2003, when Mr. Gagie joined Harneys, he regularly advised on listings of BVI corporations on international stock markets, including NASDAQ and AIM Market in London. By words of joint managing partner of Maples and Calder in Hong Kong Christine Chang, his arrival “could not have come at a better time as the market prepares for the BVI listings of BVI-incorporated companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange”.

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