Ross has been a partner at Harneys since 2008 and became Global Head of Harneys Fiduciary in 2013. He joined the firm in 2005 as a lawyer in our funds team, advising clients on all aspects of the formation, operation and restructuring of offshore investment funds as well as the impact of relevant financial services and securities laws. Ross was head of our investment funds practice in the British Virgin Islands from 2008 to 2013 and was closely involved in the introduction of the BVI’s Securities and Investment Business Act (SIBA) in 2010. He relocated to London in 2014.
Ross is the former chairman of both the BVI Financial Services Commission’s Securities, Investment Business and Mutual Funds Advisory Committee and the BVI Investment Funds Association as well as a former member of the Company Law Review Advisory Committee. He remains involved in various public-private committees in the BVI and regularly consults with government on issues related to regulatory developments and new products. He is a contributing editor to British Virgin Islands Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell), now in its third edition.
Prior to joining us, Ross worked in corporate finance at Hammonds LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs LLP) in England.