Harneys law firm has boosted its
Cayman practice with the recent hiring of three new lawyers.
Associate lawyers Angelene Galway,
Mark Bakacs and Thomas Williams have joined the investment funds and litigation
Ms Galway joined Harneys in July as
part of the firm’s corporate and commercial and investment funds teams. She has
extensive experience involving mergers of financial institutions in the UK.
Prior to joining Harneys, Ms Galway worked as an associate in the corporate
department of Allen & Overy LLP in London, where she specialised in mergers
and acquisitions, equity capital raisings, joint ventures and private equity.
She also worked in the International Capital Markets department of Allen &
Overy, where she specialised in debt capital markets transactions.
Mr. Bakacs is also part of the
investment funds and corporate and commercial teams. Prior to Harneys, he
worked as an associate in the London office of Sidley Austin in the Investment
Funds, Advisors and Derivatives Group, and was seconded to an international
investment bank where he advised the fund-linked derivatives desk and the investment management division
of the bank. Mr. Bakacs also worked in the London, Tokyo and Paris offices of
Linkaters, where he gained broad experience in finance and corporate matters.
Mr. Williams specialises in
corporate and commercial litigation, insolvency, restructuring and trusts. He
practiced at the Commercial/Chancery Bar in London for three years, appearing
regularly in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, and representing
clients in mediations. Mr. Williams then
worked in the Litigation and Arbitration Division of Herbert Smith for two
years where he experienced a wide range of commercial litigation, including
banking, insolvency, financial services and trusts. Since November 2008, he has
practiced as a litigation attorney in Cayman with particular experience
relating to distressed funds.
Mr. Bakacs, Ms Galway and Mr.
Williams are among six new hires by Harneys in recent times. Claire Robey and
Lewis Chong are based in the British Virgin Islands, and Fiona Chandler is in
The new hires come just months
after the firm announced its merger with Cypriot firm Aristodemou, Loizides and
Yiolitis, and weeks after the announcement of an imminent Harneys Latin America
office in Uruguay.