Ian Mann is head of Harneys' BVI and Cayman Litigation and Restructuring Department in Hong Kong servicing Asia based clients involved in BVI and Cayman litigation. He joined Harneys in 2009 and became a partner in 2011.
Ian specialises in insolvency, restructuring, shareholders' disputes and contentious trusts (Ian is also a TEP). Ian is an experienced advocate who has a number of reported cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal in England. He continues to appear regularly as advocate in the Commercial Division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Prior to moving offshore, Ian practised as a barrister at 13 King's Bench Walk, chambers of Roger Ellis QC, London.
Ian has regularly appeared in ex parte applications seeking interim relief in support of multi-jurisdictional litigation to preserve assets and is accustomed to working in large onshore and offshore teams.
Recently, Ian has been appointed BVI Counsel to the Joint Administrators of the Estate of Nina Wang; and has been involved in: the insolvency of Cayman company, CDC Corporation, controlling shareholder of HK listed company China.com; the insolvency of one of the companies of the Titan Petrochemicals Group; unfair prejudice proceedings in relation to a BVI joint venture vehicle owning substantial operations in the People's Republic of China; and several contentious trusts applications involving substantial Hong Kong and PRC based assets.
Ian is one of the general editors of British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell, now in its second edition.
- International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
- American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
- Steering Committee, STEP Contentious Trusts and Estates Special Interest Group
- Trusts Law Specialist (TEP)